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Red stopper suction keeps popping up

The red stopper suction keeps on popping up, even the the return tank is empty. I've tried reseating it, to no use. Do I need to take something apart and clean it out?

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  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2008

    Red stopper suction keeps on popping up, even the the collection tank is empty

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Wow, thank you - I'll try this.

Posted on Feb 03, 2008

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There is a splash sock around that valve. When the air is drawn through the sock, it sets up too much turbulence and this causes the valve to lift and block the opening. Remove the sock and it will solve your problem. The first series of these machines had a 7 amp motor that didn't develop enough suction to affect the valve, but later models were 12 amp and there was too much air flow for the splash sock, so they were removed. The later production models incorporated a screen over the motor opening in the tank which substituted for the sock.

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