Hi, I'm new to the forum, but this looks like the place to be for unbiased pool advice. Thanks for being here.
I have an in-ground pool that I had put in when we built the house in 2002. It's our first pool, so I have been learning as we go. Lots of experiences so far that have taught me a lot. We put a Polaris 280 in the pool when we opened it, and it has worked well. It cleans very well and I've only had to "overhaul" it once. I installed the Polaris overhaul kit myself, and it has worked fine since. I'm very pleased with it.
Recently, while at a little out of the way flea market, I saw a pool cleaner on a table for sale. I bought it for $5.00 (his asking price)! It turned out to be a Polaris 3900, complete with sweep hose and wear rings. It appears to have had little use, so I thought I'd see how it runs in my pool. I purchased the feed hose connector it requires, and tried it out today. It appears to work, as water comes out of the thrust jet, sweep hose, and up into the bag, but the wheels don't turn. My question, before I take it apart, is does anyone have a repair manual in pdf form? I have the owner's manual, but would like more info on it if it is out there.
Thanks for your help,