I just received a call from a friend that has a Doughboy ABG w/ Power Pack II with a 1-1/2 HP motor. His problem began last fall with low suction at the skimmer. Today I asked him to apply slight pressure to the filter basket cover. He stated that this helped the low suction issue. So that leads me to think it may be the O-ring on the lid right? He also said something interesting, That he had so much suction pressure in the basket when it was working well that the suction broke parts of the plastic basket out and into the filter..
I'm wondering if the broken skimmer basket pieces may be causing and obstruction or has caused damage which might be the cause of the current low suction pressure. I personally have not seen his set-up yet. I will visit him in a couple of days and will post pic's is needed.
Thanks in advance for you input.