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I had high pressure before I power washed my pump filters.Now that the pressure came down my Polaris 380 is not working-i checked the belts and they are fine.The cleaner just points down from the front looks like it has too much pressure but it just sits there.I don`t know what it could be?Can you help?

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How old are the elements? Power washing them is not helping and if they are more than a couple seasons old they'll need to be replaced. One of the drawbacks to a cartridge filter is that no matter how much you clean the element(s) after a couple of seasons the element material breaks down and they need to be replaced.

To confirm remove the elements and run the system. If pressure returns to normal replace them. If not something else is restricting flow. Start with any shutoff valves and then any check valve(s) in the plumbing and go from there.


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