I have a Quik Clean (version 1) in-floor system in a 12,000 gallon in-ground pool. The gear box does not want to advance zones. I have had this happen once before and there seems to be two reasons why it happens:
1. Pressure too high (not an issue this time around).
2. Turbulence in the gear box.
I am seeing number 2 happening at the moment. There is trapped air and turbulence in the gear dome and I believe that is the problem since the gear system is dependent on a steady and smooth flow of water to turn the mini-turbine. But how do you clear trapped air in the gear dome? I had it running over night and the zone is still stuck and not advancing.
Any advice would be appreciated?
NOTE: I had the assembly open to check for broken teeth or similar gear problems. It is a relatively new set of gears so everything looks fine. The plastic balls are all in good shape. Nothing cracked, jammed or stuck. Gears spin freely when I spin by hand.