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There are several things that you need to check if these pool cleaners stop working or lose suction. Check for debris or obstructions in the flapper. If you have something making your flapper lose its seal or prevent flapper movement, your water flow can be restricted. Make sure that you filter and pump are not becoming clogged with debris. Make sure that the main drain and all suction lines are closed except for the line you are using to run the pool cleaner.

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My creepy does not clean the floor of my pool and spend most of the time on the side walls

Maybe my English is insufficient to understand your slang. For me "CREEPY" is
1. Of or producing a sensation of uneasiness or fear, as of things crawling on one's skin
2. Annoyingly unpleasant; repulsive.
Also may be used for somethig inappropriate or perverted or for attempting to derive gratification through dishonorable means.
If you feel you made a misuse of he word "creepy", so specify better your question using the appropiate term.


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you might have a old plugged filter, if possible remove the filter and try running it again, also a pressure gauge in working order is your best friend on you pool filter

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The first thing to do is check all your hoses for cracks or holes. With the system running slowley pull the hoses across the surface of the pool and listen for air sucking into the hoses.

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Recently bought a bull shark creepy from Mica Benoni, and although it does clean the pool ( when it is is facing down), it climbs the walls ( sometimes and falls over onto its back and stays there the...

I have the same problem as well. There is nothing obstructing the the kreepy from sucking. This seems to be a general problem with the bull shark. I have gone to the pool places and without me telling them about my problem with the kreepy they told me what the problem is with the bull shark. My friend has the same problem with his. Mabe there is someone that work for kreepy crawly that knows how to solve this problem.

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I baught my pool with the complete solar panel heating system and a chlourinator, but in winter my complete system packed up as there was no suction my creepy stopped sucking and there was no rotation what...

After everything else you have tried the only thing left would be to have a plumber perform a pressure test on the pump suction line(s) back to floor drains and skimmers. They should be able to locate exactly where the leak is. Be sure you tell them it is a pool they are testing since not all plumbers have the proper equipment. You can also check with local pool service companies but again, not many will have the exact tools to locate the leak for you. Be specific when calling to avoid problems.


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My creepy crawley will not pulsate, or does for 5 minutes then stops pulsating but keeps on sucking. I have read a few complaints and from what I can gather, I need to replace the flapper valve. What is...

ok first of all the flapper is located right in the center at the bottom of the creepy crawley. Pull it out of the pool turn it upside down and you can actually move it with your hands and it will feel like it loose and not really connected. Anyhow check in the mouth - opening for any kind of obstuction (leaves,twigs or anything foreign that may be causing it to fail. There can be something flopping around inside causing it to work sporadic or the flapper may need replaced however I doubt that. Next you need to check your circulation. Is there to much suction? this would cause it to stay in one spot and not move. Do you have an air leak causing the pump to lose prime and then regain it over and over? There are two ways you can check for air. At the pump basket - if you have a clear top can you see bubbles or on your return lines to the pool is there bubbles coming out? To much circulation and poor circulation can cause the creepy to do weird things. When was your filter last cleaned? Is there the required amount D.E. inside? Have you backwashed the filter at all? The last thing to check would be the hoses connected to the creepy crawley. Some hoses become loosly connected and start sucking air. Some hoses rub along the plaster continuously in the same spot causing holes. Although unlikely, poor water chemistry - chemical damage can cause hoses to deteriate over the years.

I hope this helps. Please feel free to submit any further questions you may have and I will be glad to answer them for you. Good Luck!!

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This usually happens when there is a small stick jambing in the bottom of the openning in the Kreepy Krauly where it sucks in the water and rubbish. It is the rubber tube that has a ****, usually something is jambed in the **** to prevent it from thumping.

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