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Just got a new polaris 180, assembled it and tried to make it resemble the old one that came with my pool. Problem is, the front of the hose gets wrapped around the front of the Vac and the bag, causing it to not vac properly. Soloutions?

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If connected correctly you would have a voltage issue in the line to the pump (unlikely). Check the voltage present at the motor terminals under load and look for a drop of more than 10%. If this is the case you will likely need an electrician.

Like I said though, it is usually because of wrong voltage setup for the problem you describe.

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