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The phantom just goes around in circles & gets tangled until it stops.

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It sounds like the gear box has failed inside the unit. Causing it to not go straight anymore. Replace the gear box assembly.

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Tangling problems are normally related to how the washer is loaded. Do not place a garment around the perimeter in a circular fashion. Instead drop the article straight down in a kind of 'heap', one item next to or on top of another but not layed out in a circle. Hope this helps.

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My phantom spins in circles and goes upside down what could be my problem?

It is is going in circles, it is likely a bent hose. This is common with these pool cleaners if you store your hose in a coiled position. Try laying the hose out on a sunny day and leave it there a few hours to straighten the hose. The running on the side could be a result of the debris bag being too full and heavy. The pressure could also be too high, which would cause both of these problems. Try decreasing the water flow though your cleaner.

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It could be that your pressure is too high through your cleaner or that you need to empty your debris bag. However, it is most likely a bend in your hose. Lay the hose out in the sun (flat and stretched slightly) and let it sit for several hours to undo any bends or kinks. This commonly happens with pool cleaners when you store them with the hoses coiled. If you are storing your cleaner like this, you should definitely stop.

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If the cleaner has no suction, check for obstructions in the debris chamber or throat of the cleaner. Also, check for hose leaks. If the cleaner has suction, but is just not moving properly and is spinning in circles, you most likely have a problem with your hose. It is a common problem with these pool cleaners getting small kinks or bends in their hoses that cause them to move in circles. If you store your cleaner hose in a coiled position, this will make the problem worse. Try laying the hose out in the sun and stretch it slightly. Let it sit for several hours, reconnect, and try it again.

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If the thread is hanging up at the spool - this could be the way it was manufactured, a nick in the spool end or the thread is unwinding too fast, puddling and wrapping around the spool pin.

Keep the bobbin case and surrounding area clean and free of thread tangles and snips. Thread tangles in this area can cause the machine to stop.

When the presser foot is down on any sewing machine, the tension closes and you cannot manually pull the thread through.

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If the problem continues, the machine will need to be serviced by a professional.

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