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Thread: Hayward Navigator goes and stops

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    Hayward Navigator goes and stops

    We have a pebble-tec pool and just got a completely rebuilt navigator. I saw it working in the guys non pebble-tec pool. We try it in ours and it will go for a few minutes or so and then stop or go real slow. We even cleaned the cartridge filters. One thing of note is that the Bottom Collector Manifold is broken in a spot so unfiltered water is getting through, but not sure if this has anything to do with the cleaner.
    The suction lever is in the correct spot. What else can I check? There are no obstructions visible.

    edit: now it just doesn't go at all.


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    Re: Hayward Navigator goes and stops

    New feet, new wings on my navigator, tried all three settings on the side and it still gets step - replacing flaps.

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    Re: Hayward Navigator goes and stops

    I'm not sure exactly which model you have (I have the Navigator Pro), but maybe the design's are similar (Mine used to stop / clog with the slightest bit of sand). I suggest you increase vacuum pressure (suction). You may have to restrict some from the skimmer and/or main drains to accomplish this. If you have the guage that came with it (measures vacuum), I've found that about 1/8" beyond maximum indicator line is perfect. Once the A-frame bearings loosen (break-in), you can lower the vacuum pressure slightly. Heres a thread with all my Navigator rantings and drama
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    Re: Hayward Navigator goes and stops

    Replacing the A-frames fixed this. Here's the thread with my fix if someone finds this thread first.

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