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Thread: Caretaker 99 blockage

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    Caretaker 99 blockage

    I have a 5 port Caretaker 99 infloor cleaning system that seems to have a blockage. When the pump is turned on and the valve is turned to the cleaning system water sprays out of the joint in the pipe leading to the Caretaker and the cleaning system itself does nothing.

    The pipes are tight, and all filters and baskets are clean, including the screen leading to the Caretaker.

    My first reaction was to rebuild the guts, but this had no effect. I've also pulled every head in the pool to look for a blockage there, but they are all clear. Short of having to repull the guts again and stare at something that looks alright to me; has anyone had this problem before, or does anyone have a suggestion on what to do next.

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    Re: Caretaker 99 blockage

    My first thought would have been a dirty screen or filter but you have that covered. You might take the water valve apart and force air or water through each pipe to narrow down the problem.

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    Re: Caretaker 99 blockage

    Update - I repulled the guts and everything is fine. I tried running a hose down each port, and all are free from blockage. As a last resort, I replace the pressure relief valve, since everything else checks out. As i suspected, that did nothing. Unfortunately, there is nothing else I can do, so I will have to call a repairman.

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    Re: Caretaker 99 blockage

    That stinks. There's something blocking the water somewhere but it sounds like you've covered everything. I'd be interested to hear what the repairman says.

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    Re: Caretaker 99 blockage

    It sounds like maybe the guts are not actually opening to let water past. I think something is wrong with those guts. You could always take them out, put the top back on, and run the pump and you should get flow out of all you zones at once.
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