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Zodiac G2 Cleaner not moving around pool. Suction is adequate, filter has been backwashed. Cleaner pulled to pieces and reassembled. Has small crack in diaphram. Unit is 6 months old and has problems the last 3 months

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Any damage to that diaphram will cause the cleaner to not work. If it is only 6 months old then it is under warranty. any pool store should be able to get you a new diaphram at no cost. bring your paperwork with you to show proof of purchase.

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