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Jun 01, 2012
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No suction in pool
by: Trax

I have red through older posts and cannot find an answer so I thought I would post a new one. I am having an issue with the vacuum line in my pool. The vacuum inlet has VERY little suction with all other valves closed (main and skimmers). However, if I open both of the skimmer valves ALL the way, the suction increases and my Kreep Krawly will start to work. However, if I close either of the skimmer valves at all, the suction will stop and so will the Kreepy Krawly. I have tried emptying the skimmer baskets, I have emptied and cleaned the pump basket but still no luck. I have a Jandy cartridge filter that just had the cartridges cleaned about a month ago as well. This no suction thing just happened within the last two days and I don't know what to do. I am not sure if there is a clog in the vacuum line or if there is air in there or what. Any suggestions??

Nov 05, 2013
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Robot Pool Cleaners
by: Marc

Need 2 for two big pools for a resort

Feb 06, 2016
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Keep Krawly not working
by: Anonymous

Thanks for this post very helpful. My keep Krawly had stopped working if though the was suctioning the line. Used hose pipe to flush it and put it back and it was working fine


Feb 06, 2016
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No Suction When Connected.
by: Coenraad

I do also have a problem with my kreepy. When I disconnect my kreepy from the weir valve the suction works 100%. As soon as I connect the kreepy hose, the suction stops. Need advise please.




First you need to determine whether the hose has suction. Take the Kreepy off and place you hand over the end of the hose. If there's suction then you can take out of the equation. Check for any holes or broken areas in the hose.

Sometimes there could be too much suction. Balance the suction between the skimmer and bottom drain. Be sure the pump basket is cleaned out and you have a good seal around the pump lid.

For the Kreepy, remove it and turn it upside down. Check the flapper inside. It should feel loose and freely move. If it's sticking it needs to be replaced. It should be a wedge-shaped piece of rubber or plastic.

Check the mouth and pipes for any obstructions. Check the seal around the mouth and replace if needed.

Sometimes a Kreepy will float. You can get a weight. It's a 1/2 circle that clips onto the hose. Put it at the end of the hose by the cleaner.

The swivel head at the top can become cracked causing a loss of suction.

Robert

May 23, 2016
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Keep krauly problems
by: Anonymous

May 10 year old kreepy just keeps going but things do wear out.
This time it was the baffle plate. So when it's worn the water doesn't flow over the clacker properly.

New baffle plate $17 and kreepy fixed

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