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    Pool cleaner no suction

    Hi, just bought a new Hammerhead cleaner, a new Onga Pump for our 60k lt Salt pool, concrete
    When I hook the cleaner up there is no suction, it just vibrates a little, when I turn the multi port valve to recirculate it goes fantastic, getting hot here in Perth Australia and want it all going properly, hence the new cleaner, thought the old one had had it, cpl of months back had to replace the pump, when the season is over will replace the sand and check it as well
    The filter bowl has air a lot of the time as well
    Any help will be appreciated
    All the best for Christmas One and all
    Warren

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    Pool cleaner no suction

    Hope this is not a double post, couldn't find my thread
    Topics merged. JasonLion

    Anyway, got a new Onga pump ( 1 month) a brand new Hammerhead pool cleaner
    Pool is salt, concrete and 60k lts
    When I hook the cleaner up there is no suction to make it run, when on recirculation it goes like a champion.
    Is it an air issue somewhere?, being a new pump it can't be that, thought it was my old cleaner and got the new Onga Hammerhead, and thought hallelujah, and duh, no luck
    Any clues? Summer is starting to warm up here
    Thanks in advance
    Perth Western Australia

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    Re: Pool cleaner no suction

    The filter bowl has air a lot of the time as well
    That's a leak on the suction side of your system. There is an article in Pool School that may help you find it.

    I can't help with the cleaner.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: Pool cleaner no suction

    Thanks, may have to replace the plumbing side at the pump suction line and make a new section, hopefully that world
    Cheers

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    Re: Pool cleaner no suction

    Check your "O" ring on the pump filter basket. You may have to lubricate it with silicone grease or vaseline to get a good seal
    I had exactly the same problem with a new Onga pump it circulates OK but when you put an extra load via the vacuum it sucks in air
    Try this before replacing anything

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    Re: Pool cleaner no suction

    Hi Dennis, thanks will try that before cutting pipes
    All the best for Christmas

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    Re: Pool cleaner no suction

    And a merry Christmas to you as well
    You must be pretty close to christmas day there, just under an hour

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