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Ray vac pool cleaner seems to lack enough power to stay on the wall

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Clean the bottom screen first.
Where the hose hooks to the wall you have a finger screen either in the wall or sticking out of the wall. Ether way pull that out and clean it.
Chech all of your hose floats and jet's make sure none leak and check the float inside the head. Good luck.

Posted on Sep 09, 2010

  • ronroman13 Sep 10, 2010

    did all that and still the pressure valve on top of the Rayvac filter by the equipment doesnt go above 5. it used to be 18-20...
    Does anyone know what i can do?

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