Zodiac Pool Cleaner Troubleshooting

When it comes to buying a Zodiac Pool Cleaner, your investment pays off. It does an excellent job and is dependable, but if you encounter a problem, make sure you can quickly resolve it.

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When you get the best pool cleaner and use it for a few seasons, you may have certain issues, which is to be expected. Your device may be damaged and stop working. So, what’s the best way to fix it properly? Don’t panic, instead, use our solutions to get out of this mess.

If the Cleaner Stops and Starts

The first thing you should do if your Zodiac pool cleaner stops and starts is to check the suction flow coming through the hose. This operation will necessitate the use of your pump.

Solution: A pool pulse is included with the Zodiac pool cleaner, and it has numbers on it. What you have to do is put the pool pulse on the end of the hose underneath the water with the vacuum flow coming through. And then you must place it around number two.

Leaking Hose

If it still is not working properly after you have done the above step, you should look for leaks in the hose.

leaking hose

Solution: At each joint, you should remove the hose out of the water and listen for leaks. This is something you should do around the house.

The Device is not Covering the Pool Properly

The most prevalent reason for this problem is the cleaner’s pipe coiling up in the middle of the job, preventing it from reaching every area of the pool. The return line fittings may also be pointing in the wrong way.

Solution: First, look for any coils or tangles in the hose. If you locate them, lay them out in the sun for a while to straighten them out. Check to see if the return line fittings are pointed down. If not, point them in the right direction.

It is Getting Stuck on Steps a Lot

This problem, like so many others, could be caused by a lack of flow to the cleaner or an inadequate hose length. However, the issue could also be caused by a lack of rotation of swivels on the top.

pool cleaner Getting Stuck on Steps

Solution: To troubleshoot the problem, make sure there is enough hose length to support the device’s operation. Extend or reduce the length to see what works best. If it still doesn’t work, use the flow tester to make sure the cleaner is getting enough water.

The Cleaner keeps Tipping on

If it frequently tips to one side, the problem is most likely with the hose’s quality or length.

The Cleaner keeps Tipping on

Solution: Check if the hose has become brittle. If this is the case, it is time to replace it. If it’s of decent quality, you’re most likely overlooking the proper length. If you try to change it, you might be able to solve the problem.

Cleaner Jerks while Moving

It could be the result of debris accumulating in the drive pulley. It may also move in a brief, jerky manner due to a worn-out driving belt.

Solution: Inspect the drive belts for debris and clean them out. Your cleaner should now be operational. If not, look for any visible signs of damage on the drive belt, drive tracks, and brushes. These components may need to be replaced.

Make sure to troubleshoot in the right weather

When it comes to troubleshooting, the weather is important. The cool weather will not soften the hose and cable. Avoid this type of weather since it will cause the cable to tangle.

Solution: All you have to do is not to keep the cable out when the temperature drops below 70 degrees Fahrenheit. What if you are unable to avoid the cold weather? At the very least, acquire some sun and extend the amount of time you lie the cable in the sun, then observe how it works to untangle the knots.

Final Word

To learn how to troubleshoot a Zodiac pool cleaner, you do not need to go through a lot of stuff. First, determine the cleaner’s level of difficulty, and then choose from the list. Hopefully, your issue will be matched with one of our solutions, and you will be able to use the pool cleaner once again!

My name is Ron Walsh. I’m an industry expert, certified pool technician, and avid lover of all things aquatic. In my beautiful homeland of Florida, where I still reside today, pools are everywhere. Needless to say, I learned to love water at a young age. With my love of water, and pools in particular, it was only natural that I follow a career path in the swimming pool industry. If there’s someone to learn about above ground pools, pool cleaners and maintenance from, it would definitely be me. If you have any question just let me know.

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