My cleaner sucks well - falss short on movment even when hose is not tangled or curled excessively and sure won't climb walls anymore. 6 yrs old, new tires. Left front wheel slips a little against the rotating gear. Slows sometimes when it is needs the hose to turn with it.
The hose swivels work but may not swivel as easily - can an increase in "swivel resistance" impede the vehicle?
I will move the back wheel to the front to see if slipping goes away, but how do I assess the gears inside (do they slip?) if I have it on pool deck and cannot replicate the resistance/torque the wheels are demanding.
If the tail of the beast is literally worn flat on its underside by dragging on the pool bottom, but still swishes even though rings that are supposed to be on it are gone and the foam at the end is gone...does this influence drag/reduce performance?
Lots of questions - so I will stop and ask the big one -- how do I find out what is improtant to refurbish on this baby and is it best to:
Get a new cleaner and support job growth
Send it in for rebuild
Find a list of what is most important to change out and do it myself in order to get her "humming" again