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Thread: Polaris 280 tipping over sideways or nosediving

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    Polaris 280 tipping over sideways or nosediving

    Hi TFP,

    Our Polaris 280, "Sharky", keeps laying down on the job. It's been a while since he had any maintenance so this week I replaced the "thrust jet", "water management system" and gave him a new bag. He's got great pressure and he's definitely kicking now, but he keeps tipping over and nosediving. A quick google search suggested his float needed replacement, however when I took the float off, it did not appear to have any cracks and shaking it produced no watery sounds, so I think it's fine. I ordered a new one today because it was cheap and I will need it eventually.

    Adjusting the jet direction and float placement helped a little, but not entirely. His butt won't stay on the ground and when he hit's a corner he always ends upside down.

    The end of his tail sweep fell off a while ago, thought I can't remember if that's when he started having the issue. When I say end, it still has about 2.5' of hose length, just not the tip. I ordered this part today because whether or not it's related to the tipping over, Sharky deserves his entire tail.

    Any ideas? Thanks!

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    Re: Polaris 280 tipping over sideways or nosediving

    I think its drunk, but lets bump you to the top for some wisdom.
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    Re: Polaris 280 tipping over sideways or nosediving

    Thanks for looking out.

    Turns out replacing the tail got him working properly again.

    Now that we have replaced so many parts we are thinking about a new name. Either Robo-Sharky or Gnarles Sharkley.

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    Re: Polaris 280 tipping over sideways or nosediving

    "We can rebuild him"
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