PSC Ep. 61: Why Is My Baracuda Pool Cleaner Not Moving?

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  1. The diaphragm in my T5 is operating too fast. Rather than the normal flap-flap-flap, it’s going so fast it just sits there vibrating. There is nothing lodged in the diaphragm.

      1. The diaphragm was replaced a few months ago. I removed it and checked that it was in perfect condition, which it was. Could I have too much pressure, rather than too little? I increased the RPM because the cleaner wasn’t doing a good job when the solar kicked in, but could I have gone too far?

  2. My Baracuda cleaner has been used very little. Replaced the diaphragm . Have tried short connection 4 new hoses. Does not pulse The old Kreepy Krauly worked fine but parts wore out Currently cleaning manually with hoses all way to end of 30 ft. long pool . If the manual cleaner works shouldn’t the Baracuda also?

  3. Hi…. I recently bought a new Zodiac G3 and it won’t move at all. I set it up, put a brand NEW filter in the pump and it moved half way across the pool and has never moved since. I have adjusted the flow regulator in all 3 options to no avail and I tried it with a new [vertical] Zodiac leaf bag, with my old larger Haywood [horizontal] leaf bag as well as direct without any leaf bag. The pump seems to be working but what else could it be?

  4. Hi. I have a baracuda cleaner. I cleaned the filter added earth,conditioner. Baracuda wasn’t moving well. Had to replace diapghram. Was working well. Then pressure went up and now its not moving well. Still goes but gets stuck coming up from deep end. What should i do? And can i removed the filter cover without cleaning filter? Also what does it mean if while removing filter dirty water goes in the pool? Help!!

  5. Y barracuda works for about 20 to 30sexonds then stops, everything appears to be ok, where do I start, pressure is ok, Hosea are ok, foot is not worn and diaphragm appears to be ok, not that old.

  6. Any tips for a barracuda that works for about 30 minutes then stops? Or won’t be working then will kick in and work again?

  7. The plastic piece that the bladder attaches to doesn’t move freely once all screwed back together, to allow bladder to open and close properly is there a way to fix that?

    1. I had this exact same problem, was driving me insane, googled it, tried a few suggestions. for me, the fix it was buy backwashing, & i was shocked at the difference, kreepy went berserk & pool was spotless in 30 moons! Hope this helps, good luck 😃

  8. Barracud stops when it climbs up side. Seems like air increases in pump filter. Replaced foot pad replaced valve at pump too. Diaphragm looks ok. Replaced all hoses except 3 so far. I have a sand filter. What do you mean set to recirculate? How do I check if impeller is plugged. Once I got it to work when I shot water hose into pump but it stopped working again

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