2 year old Hayward Pool Vac XL, clean filter, good pressure to cleaner as measure on gauge, new hoses. Good flow through the leaf canister.
Cleaner was sluggish, slow, turning left and right ok but not enough energy/power to pull hose to the other side of pool. If hose crossed itself the cleaner would lift up of bottom and go back the other direction where there was no pull from hose. OK, put in a new A Frame, turbine and gear box. One of the A Frame bearings was busted and the bearings fell out when I touched it. OK, good sign that maybe I found the problem but...same thing after rebuild. Slow, sluggish, no power/energy. First time I have done a rebuild on thos parts it and believe I did it correctly but I did realize (after it was reassembled of course) that I think I put the turbine bearings in with the bearings on the inside not the outside and I can't say for sure that I allowed the bearings to notch/seat in the body. There is a notch they catch on right? However, the turbine spins fine.
Have played with flow going from max to min and everywhere in between. The only other thing I noted was that the right pod is aimed slightly in towards the front. Slightly but moves freely and doesn't seem to rub the side. Anyone have any hints, suggestions, comments. Preferably some that don't involve a large sledge hammer?