Monday, February 5, 2018

Zodiac MX6 Not Moving Part 3: Changing the Cyclonic Turbine (Scrubber Assembly R0525000 )

In this series of videos I go over replacing parts in your Zodiac MX6 if it is not moving in the pool or not turning. The thing I really like about the MX6 vs the MX8 is how easy it is to work on. Not that the MX8 is difficult, but there are less parts in the MX6 and it just is compact and easier to work on. You will also be able to isolate the problem easier on the M6 and get it up and running like new again in a matter of minutes.

One of the drawbacks of the MX6 is all of the moving parts wear out over time. Fortunately the parts are inexpensive and easy to install. I would say after 1 ½ to 2 years you will need to start to replace some parts, and this depends on the pool run time also. But figure at the 2 year mark replacing all of these parts featured in this video series would be a good idea.

This first video covers what to do if the MX6 stops going thru it's turn cycle. Very common in the MX8 but less common in the MX6 since there is only one Directional Device in it. The MX6 uses the Directional Device Side A, part #R0524700 – you will often see it listed for the MX8 like this “Baracuda R0524700 Side A Direction Control Device Replacement for Baracuda MX8 Pool Cleaner.”
The same part is used for both cleaners.

In this video I cover replacing the in your MX6. After changing both Tracks and the Engine (Part 1 and 2 of the series) and you notice the MX6 is still moving slowly then the last part to swap out is the Scrubber Assembly. This part is also known as the Cyclonic Turbine Assembly and it is a very simple and easy part to change. This part is constantly spinning when the cleaner is moving and usually even if it is wearing out will still spin. But you will notice a slowdown in the MX6 as a result of this. Fortunately unlike the MX8 there is only one of these in the MX6 and it is relatively inexpensive at around $12.00-$15.00
To order: Baracuda R0525000 Scrubber Assembly Replacement for Baracuda MX8 Suction-Side In-Ground Pool Cleaner:

The Scrubber is the last moving part of the MX6. As the water passes over the engine, the tracks begin to move on the pool floor and the Cyclonic Scrubber spins as a result of this. I find this part to be very long lasting but when I do a complete rebuild with the engine and tracks I simply just change this out also. That way once you drop the MX6 back into the pool it is practically a brand new cleaner.

If you want to make your MX6 an MX6 Elite watch this video:
Zodiac "MX6 Elite" - Adding the Cyclonic Scrubbing Kit to Your MX6:

All you need to do to make your MX6 and “Elite” version is to add the Retrofit kit Scrubber to the cleaner. The part is called Zodiac Cyclonic Scrubbing Turbine Assembly MX8 Pool Cleaner R0714300 and you can purchase it here:

This kit is for the MX8 so you will get two Scrubbers in the box so you can keep one as a spare for future use.

Here are the other videos in the series:

Zodiac MX6 Not Turning: Replacing the Direction Control Device - Side A:
Zodiac MX6 Not Moving Part 1: Changing the Tracks:
Zodiac MX6 Not Moving Part 2: Replacing the Engine Assembly
For more videos covering the MX6 including adding the Cyclonic Scrubbing Kit to the unit refer to these videos below.

Related Videos:
Zodiac MX6 Pool Cleaner Review:
Installing A Zodiac MX6 or MX8 Automatic Pool cleaner:
SkimmerMotion Adapter to connect to Zodiac MX8, MX6, X7, T3 and T5:
Zodiac MX8 vs the NEW Zodiac MX6: Side by Side Comparison:

If your in the market for a bigger cleaner, here are the videos I filmed on the MX8 Elite.

MX8 Elite Videos:
Zodiac® MX8™ Elite Automatic Suction Side Pool Cleaner:
Zodiac® MX8™ Elite Installation (MX8 and MX6):
Cyclonic Scrubbing Kit:
Cleaning Algae From Your Pool - MX8 Elite’s Active Scrubbing Action Works!: