Pentair Racer / Racer LS Pressure Side Cleaner Vacuum Tube Kit (360242)
The vacuum tube kit is a replacement part made by Pentair. The same high-quality materials were used to manufacture the original factory part. Making this a genuine OEM product.
This vacuum tube was designed to fit over the mouth like opening on the bottom of the cleaner. Its purpose is to take the dirt and debris that is collected via the water management system (and vortex that it creates via the venturi jets) and shoots it up through this tube and into the debris bag where it can then be properly disposed of. Without this tube the debris would fly into the internal parts creating disruption and potentially damaging these parts, making them and the cleaner in-operable and ineffective with its cleaning process.
This part is gray and can be found in the center of the cleaner directly in front of the feed mast, this makes it easy to locate when trying to troubleshoot an issue or if needing to be replaced when damaged or worn. Another unique thing you will find out about this part is just how BIG the opening of this tube is, a small hand and arm can fit through this opening with ease, so bigger objects are of no concern for these cleaners.