Saturday, November 10, 2012

Zodiac Baracuda G3 repairs

Zodiac Baracuda G3 repairs

This is a quick write up on replacing a Zodiac Baracuda G3 automatic pool cleaner “Finned Disc” (The large blue mat, part number W70329 ) and Diaphragm Cassette (Part number W69698 ) written by Using this guide means that you have already troubleshooted and pinpointed the problem of your G3 cleaner to be either a bad disc or a bad diaphragm.

Begin by turning off the main pump to ensure that the pump cannot turn on while the cleaner is out of the water either by turning of the breaker at the equipment or placing the system into “Service” mode.

Remove the G3 cleaner from the pool and place it on the deck. Remove the hose from the cleaner.

Replacing the Finned disc (replacing the G3 blue mat):

If the disc has torn or become soft, it should be replaced since the G3 can pull the damaged disc into the diaphragm and stop the cleaner from moving.

Begin by removing the old disc by pulling it off, starting with one side and then going around to pull off the entire disc.

The trick to replacing the disc is not to tear the new disc.

Note: The warmer the disc the easier it will stretch. If you are having trouble stretching the disc you can soak it in warm water for a few minutes then try to attach the disc.

The new disc needs to be pulled on; start with the flat side and get it entirely on.

Pull the two sides on.

For the last section, you can use a flat head screwdriver to pry the remaining section on.

Notice that the disc should sit in between the small gap in the footpad. You should be able to rotate the disc 360 degrees if it is installed correctly.

Replacing the Diaphragm Cassette:
Usually, the cleaner will stop moving once the diaphragm has a tare. To check the diaphragm or replace it, the cleaner will need to be opened.

Remove the entire center assembly (called the Compete Cassette Assembly) by unscrewing the yellow nut from the main body.

The center assembly will pull straight out once the nut is released.

Unscrew the top half of the center assembly from the bottom half.

With the bottom half section, push the “Threaded Inner Extension Pipe” down and out of the bottom section.

At this step, you can view the diaphragm for damage. Look for any tares in the rubber and if any are found, replace the diaphragm.
If you are replacing the diaphragm, continue reading.

Pull the diaphragm off of the Threaded Inner Extension Pipe.

Remove the “Retaining Ring” form the diaphragm. You can bend the diaphragm to remove this ring.

Using the new diaphragm, you will repeat the above in reverse order (follow the pictures above backwards) to reassemble the G3 cleaner.

1) Attach the Retaining ring.
2) Attach the diaphragm to the Threaded Inner Extension Pipe.
3) Push the Threaded Inner Extension Pipe in through the bottom end of the bottom half assembly.
4) Screw the top half to the bottom half assembly.
5) Screw the yellow nut on the complete assembly back into the main body of the cleaner.
6) Reattach the cleaner hose, place the cleaner back into the pool, and turn the pump back on.

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