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Thread: Polaris 380 - All 3 Wheels Powered?

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    Polaris 380 - All 3 Wheels Powered?

    I know it sounds like a silly question, but I can't tell from the manual or by searching.

    My 380 isn't quite as efficient as in previous years. When I pick it up to count the wheel rotations, the single wheel turns at about 28 RPM. The rear wheel on the 2-wheel side turns about the same, but the front one only freewheels. Is that the way it's supposed to be?

    Thanks!
    36K gallon 42X22 gunite/plaster kidney-shaped IG;
    1 hp Hayward Super Pump (new in 2012);
    Hayward S244T sand filter w/ Zeosand (both new in 2009);
    175K BTU LAARS Lite2 LG natural gas heater; Polaris 380;
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    Re: Polaris 380 - All 3 Wheels Powered?

    The front wheel should't freewheel.
    The 380's have two belts that transfer power from a centrally located pulley to the two wheels.
    The two belts are available as a BELT KIT and are normally replaced at the same time.

    These belts are commonly replaced items and many pool stores keep them in stock.

    Here are a couple of on-line links to the belt kit:
    http://www.poolcenter.com/parts_cleaner ... iagram.htm

    http://www.poolproducts4less.com/search ... 2godsCZGVQ

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    20x40 free-form IG vinyl, 1hp Hayward superpump, Hayward pro grid DE filter, Raypak heatpump, Goldline Aquarite SWCG, Polaris 280 with booster, and tested using a Taylor K2006.

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    Re: Polaris 380 - All 3 Wheels Powered?

    Thanks, PSG. I've used the tune-up kit once or twice, but forgot how everything works. A question was easier than taking it apart for nothing.

    Guess now I'll take it apart & buy some belts.

    Thanks!
    36K gallon 42X22 gunite/plaster kidney-shaped IG;
    1 hp Hayward Super Pump (new in 2012);
    Hayward S244T sand filter w/ Zeosand (both new in 2009);
    175K BTU LAARS Lite2 LG natural gas heater; Polaris 380;
    TF-100 test kit.

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    Re: Polaris 380 - All 3 Wheels Powered?

    Here is a link in PDF format showing the parts detail.
    http://www.poolproducts4less.com/produc ... _parts.pdf

    PSG
    poolschoolgrad

    20x40 free-form IG vinyl, 1hp Hayward superpump, Hayward pro grid DE filter, Raypak heatpump, Goldline Aquarite SWCG, Polaris 280 with booster, and tested using a Taylor K2006.

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