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Thread: Does an Aquabot grow old?

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    Does an Aquabot grow old?

    Greetings,
    It seems like it's been about 5 or so years since I've purchased my aquabot turbo t2. Last year the problems began. I had my electrical cord replaced because it was so wound I couldn't run my 'bot' anymore. Well, I got a summer out of it. Now this year it seems that my 'bot' is sluggish and just doesn't have what it takes anymore. The tech guy says nothing is wrong but when I place it in my pool it stays in a well defined area and it doesn't climb the walls anymore. I replaced the bag/belts this year and the bag is empty so there's nothing weighing it down.

    Does the motor start to fade on the aquabots after a few years?

    thanks,
    - dpd

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    Re: Does an Aquabot grow old?

    Everything grows old. Have you checked all the rolling parts to make sure nothing is gummed up?

    If it is the motor, they can be replaced.

    Aquabot Repair, Replacing the motor
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    Re: Does an Aquabot grow old?

    Quote Originally Posted by mas985 View Post
    Everything grows old. Have you checked all the rolling parts to make sure nothing is gummed up?

    If it is the motor, they can be replaced.

    Aquabot Repair, Replacing the motor

    Thanks for the reply. I've had it in for service at my local place and I brought it aquabot. Both say it's running fine. I know it's not. Replacing the drive motor is a $400 job and I put about $350 into it last year for a new power cord. I figure it's time to just trash it and buy something new.
    - dpd

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    Re: Does an Aquabot grow old?

    We have had our Aquabot Bravo for about 5 years and I replace the tracks this year. To me it runs slower but gets the job done. I figured I would be looking to get a new one soon.

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