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My g3 is not working, took it to pool store and they replaced diaphram, but still not hopping or moving, suction is good but now movement.

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There are a couple things to check with these pool cleaners when they stop moving. Use Pool Pulse to insure proper flow through the cleaner. Clean baskets and filter to ensure that you are not clogged. Check hose sections for leaks by lifting each section above water.

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Is there a tile stuck in the condom shaped diaphram when you look into the cleaner from underneath. Could be any kind of rubbish make sure you look deep inside as debris gets stuck right at the top.
This diaphram is removable check also that it does not have a hole in it.
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no, a common place for cracks is near the top next to the plastic ring that holds the diaphram to the tube. this is a common problem with the G3 and G4 diaphrams. other cracks and holes near the center are usually caused by objects that get picked up and stuck or old age.
too much suction and/or use will shorten the life of the diaphram. along with bad water chemistry

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I had the same problem. come to find out there was somehting stuck in the diaphram. (a piece of mulch). Once I removed it, everything worked fine. Take your Barracuda apart and check the diaphram for blockage.

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