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    Hayward Pool vac XL

    Moves slow and stops, I researched this and tried everything, more and less suction, rebuild kit with a-frames, new shoes, wings. The only thing I didnt try is front and rear flaps and dont really think they will make it move any faster, but not sure what else I can do. Anybody have one of these that think front and rear flaps can fix no or slow movement?

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    Re: Hayward Pool vac XL

    Had one at then rent house we were at. The only time it slowed down is when the pool filter needed backwashed or cleaned. Did it run fine and just now slow down or always go slow?
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    Re: Hayward Pool vac XL

    Just noticed it one day moves slow then stops then takes off and moves normal for a while then stops. I have both flaps coming and then its all new, I have my doubts but out of ideas. I will let you know what happens.
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    Re: Hayward Pool vac XL

    Did you check the main turbine bearings, they are famous for failing. Hayward bought a company that made the "Pool Cleaner" that has a totally different design and they are incorporating this into their new cleaners. They are also selling a upgrade kit for there pool vac models called the V Flex Upgrade kit. You can find these online at different sites

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    Re: Hayward Pool vac XL

    Replaced all bearings with turbine, a-frames, wings ect. Replace front and rear flaps and like I thought it does the same thing. I have read that others replace all moving parts and still doesn't move like it should. I guess put up with it u til it stops all together!
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    Re: Hayward Pool vac XL

    I've had 2 (came with both houses I've owned with pools)

    The only thing that ever stopped or slowed it down was either:

    Debris stuck in the turbine or too much air getting in from bad hoses.

    I wouldn't thing replacing the front & rear flaps would change anything, but could be wrong.
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    Hayward Pool vac XL

    When mine stops it is stuff in the turbine, someone screwed with the suction valves or this last time was the gear box. Watch it while it is moving. If it's not turning the gear box is shot.


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    Re: Hayward Pool vac XL

    I forgot to add, when it stops, turn off your pump and pull it out of the pool, reach your finger in and try to turn the turbine.
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