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Thread: Zodiac MX8 lay on it's back. Wheels turning, but going nowhere.

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    Zodiac MX8 lay on it's back. Wheels turning, but going nowhere.

    My Zodiac MX8 works perfectly, until it gets to the walls, Then it turns onto it's back and just lay there. Tracks turning, but going nowhere. Can anybody help?

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    Re: Zodiac MX8 lay on it's back. Wheels turning, but going nowhere.

    Hello and welcome to TFP! I see you haven't received a reply yet on your post about your Zodiac. I just wanted to let you know we haven't forgotten about you. This reply should get your posting updated back to the top of the queue where hopefully someone experienced with your specific question can provide some constructive answers. Thanks for checking-in with TFP, and have a great day.
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    Re: Zodiac MX8 lay on it's back. Wheels turning, but going nowhere.

    Everything I quickly Googled indicates you need to increase the suction. I do not own this cleaner so I can not provide much more information. Here is a thread where this issue is mentioned. The Zodiac MX8 Suction Side Cleaner
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    Re: Zodiac MX8 lay on it's back. Wheels turning, but going nowhere.

    do you have the float attached to the hose coming off the cleaner? it should be installed approx 18 - 24" up the first hose away from the cleaner. if you run the cleaner harder than the recom 2.5 (using their suction tester) then you will wear out the gears and cogs inside the machine.
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    Re: Zodiac MX8 lay on it's back. Wheels turning, but going nowhere.

    Thanks for your reply. I checked the pressure, and that was in the range. It was one of my motors. I replaced both of them, and now it is running great again.

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