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Thread: polaris 280 running sluggish after 3 new tires ?

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    polaris 280 running sluggish after 3 new tires ?

    hey guys, my polaris 280 tires were shot so i get 3 new tires for it today, after i installed them it wouldnt go around the pool, just sat there going around in circles, i got in the water and it looks like the the 2 wheels on the right were having trouble spinning, the 1 tire on the left was doing ok, thats why it was going in a small circle, i pulled the back right tire off and it is now running fine, maybe the 2 new tires were putting it in a bind somehow, anyone here ever ran into this ? thanks guys

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    Re: polaris 280 running sluggish after 3 new tires ?

    If you don't get the tire fully seated on the wheel they will often bind against the housing, causing your symptoms.
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    Re: polaris 280 running sluggish after 3 new tires ?

    Also check the idle wheel in between and make sure it is free and not jamming between the two wheels.
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