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    Intex Pool Cleaner - Only Moves One Direction

    Hi,

    SO, our first summer with pool is coming to a close. As I have stated in the past, since we are in AZ I am going to try and just cover and leave the pool up over the winter. I am ready to cover it - but I am having a small problem.

    Our Intex auto pool cleaner (robot) is only going a single direction. I have cleaned it out (it was pretty full), and confirmed it is not any wheel issue -- But the water only squirts out one direction and it ends up sitting in the same place along the wall forever.

    Obviously I can just deal with this next spring as needed - but I would like it to continue to run for a few hours a day even over the winter to keep it as clean as possible. I am not exactly sure how these things work as far as changing deciding when to switch directions - when I take off the filter on it, it doesn't seem complicated, but I have not taken out the big white piece inside - my guess is something is possibly clogged in there - but I don't really know.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks for all the help this summer.
    Intex 18'x9'x52 - 2800 GPH Sand Filter/Pump - TF100 Test Kit

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    Re: Intex Pool Cleaner - Only Moves One Direction

    Sorry I can't help with your pool cleaner, but I hope this 'bump' will get your thread some new attention.

    Have you you tried to contact Intex about this?
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    Re: Intex Pool Cleaner - Only Moves One Direction

    I suspect something is stuck inside the white gear box, but I haven't opened mine up yet to see what's inside it, so I'm sorry that I can't be much help.

    If you do open it up, grease it with white lithium grease before you put it back together and see if that helps.
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    Re: Intex Pool Cleaner - Only Moves One Direction

    Thanks for the bump and the attempted response - yeah - I have not taken it apart - and probably wont bother. Pool is covered now - most likely until spring - and since they aren't that expensive I ll probably just by another one next spring.

    ETA - I mean I haven't taken the gear box apart. Obviously I have cleaned it etc.
    Intex 18'x9'x52 - 2800 GPH Sand Filter/Pump - TF100 Test Kit

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