How to Disassemble the Zodiac Baracuda MX8


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The following guide is to show how to take apart many of the components of the Zodiac Baracuda MX8. You can purchase any of these parts on our pool parts page.

Step by Step


Step 1

Press the yellow button on the front of the MX8 pool cleaner head. Open the top cover.

Step 2

Grasp the top cover while holding the MX8 pool cleaner body of the cleaner down securely. Pull the top cover to remove from the cleaner body.

Step 3

Unscrew the 4 screws holding the middle MX8 engine housing in.

Step 4

Remove the MX8 middle engine housing.

Step 5

Remove MX8 engine assembly.

Step 6

Remove Zodiac MX8 drive shaft & keyed bearings from the engine assembly.

Step 7

Remove the MX8 track by lifting it over the wheel/wheels & pulling.

Step 8

Align MX8 arrows on the scrubber assembly & housing to locate the screw in the hole.

Step 9

Unscrew to remove the MX8 scrubber assembly.

Step 10

Using a small screw driver, press in on the locking tab located on the wheel pin from the top of the MX8 pool cleaner head.

Step 11

Using the inserted screwdriver, slide the wheel & pin from the MX8 housing.

Step 12

Remove the bearings from the MX8 wheels.

Step 13

Unscrew & lift off the body panel assembly.

Step 14

Unscrew the direction control assembly from the MX8 body panel.

Step 15

Separate the direction control assembly from the body panel.


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