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    Polaris 280 gets stuck at walls and steps

    The front wheel will not turn with enough torque to go up the wall. When it does go, most of the time it takes hard right turns.

    I have changed out most of the bearings, wheels, and tires.

    Any ideas? Or should I just take it to the pool store and let them figure it out.
    new house: TBDK gal IG plaster pool, filter Titan CM DE filter 36 sq ft , 1.5 HP Pump; Polaris 380

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    Re: Polaris 280 gets stuck at walls and steps

    Any hose leaks?

    Scott
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    Re: Polaris 280 gets stuck at walls and steps

    Did you check the filter in the wall to make sure it's clean?

    Take the case apart and make sure there no leaks at any of the hoses in the water management system.

    Make sure the backup valve is working properly and fully closing after it backs up.

    Just a few ideas based on my experience with my Polaris.

    Good luck!
    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 280 gets stuck at walls and steps

    Filter- clean
    Backup valve-good
    Internal hose- good
    Sweeper hose- one small hole I can patch, but that shouldn't affect the wheels, right.

    Only thing I did was take off the float and forgot to put it back on. Now it works fine. Coincidence? What does that thing do?
    new house: TBDK gal IG plaster pool, filter Titan CM DE filter 36 sq ft , 1.5 HP Pump; Polaris 380

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    Re: Polaris 280 gets stuck at walls and steps

    I think the hole in the sweeper hose shouldn't affect much of anything. I was told, however, that the Polaris has a finely tuned water system and any glitch will affect the overall performance.

    Glad to hear it's working good enough again!
    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 280 gets stuck at walls and steps

    The float keeps it up right. I provides a little buoyancy near the center of gravity.

    Scott
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    Expert Pool and Spa Repairs, Renovations, and Augmentation. Helping people decide what is the right gear for meeting their needs. Expectations Set, Expectations Met, No Surprises.

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