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My new Polaris backup value doesn't seem strong enough to pull the cleaner out of its habitual spot where it gets stuck. The value appears to be working and the force of the water seems strong. Is there a stronger backup value available or another solution to the problem? Thank you in advance.

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Check your wheel RPM. With these automatic pool cleaners, you can manually adjust the RPM. Low RPM could be the cause of the problem. To check the RPM, first mark a single wheel side tire, Turn the pump on, hold the cleaner under water and count the wheel revolutions for one minute. If the RPM is less than 28, you might need to remove the blue restrictor disk from the UWF or adjust the gate valve on the booster pump. Also, this may sound simple, but make sure there is no debris lodged in the wheels/axles. Check your filter screen in your in-line filter and make sure that it is clear of debris. You will also want to check your hoses, connections, and swivel to make sure that there are no leaks.

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SOURCE: where in the feed hose do you put the backup valve

About 18" to 3' up the hose from the head.

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