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Thread: HELP - BLUE DIAMOND FLOATING PROBLEM

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    HELP - BLUE DIAMOND FLOATING PROBLEM

    Hello all!

    I recently replaced the PVA brushes on my Water Tech Blue Diamond Pool Cleaner; the problem that I am having is that the robot won't sink... it stays floating, If I turn it on it will go on one direction, but when it changes to a different pattern it will turn backwards and will start floating... It was working fine prior changing the brushes.... I already inspected the impeller and it looks good to me, It is spinning fine.

    The floating is kind of strange because it will float even when it is off.

    Suggestions or Ideas are welcome

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    Re: HELP - BLUE DIAMOND FLOATING PROBLEM

    It's trapping air. I have to invert mine when I put it in to get it to sink. I don't think the brushes had anything to do with it.
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    Re: HELP - BLUE DIAMOND FLOATING PROBLEM

    I see....

    I just tough that the issue was related to the brushes since it was working fine prior having them replaced, I will try that out when I get home and post results!


    thank you!

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    Re: HELP - BLUE DIAMOND FLOATING PROBLEM

    Ok;

    I tried to start it backwards, but even tough it improved it still goes floating at some point... the funny thing is that even with the power off it won't sink.

    I tried turning it backwards and holding it for a while so that it will get all the air out and it will go in one direction fine, but when it switches to go the other way is where it seems to be having difficulties and then it goes floating to the surface....

    this is very weird, since it was working perfectly fine, before I had the brushes replaced....

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    Re: HELP - BLUE DIAMOND FLOATING PROBLEM

    Update - No Luck. I tried pretty much everything, I changed the handle diagonally in several directions, I turned it backwards, I started it on the deep end of the pool, and the little guy now wants to float!!! I checked the handle to see if it had water on it and it looks Okay to me. For some reason is that he sinks completely in one direction, but when it switches to the other way it will start floating and will go up to the surface turning backwards...

    I contacted Water Tech this morning and they mentioned that they will send me an "hfloat" They say that this will increase the weight and help to so solve the problem. (But I don't understand how a float will make it sink) the only thing that will make sense it that it helps balancing the robot's weight allowing it to function properly.

    well, I will post results after I receive the hfloat device and will let everyone know, in the meantime, manual cleaning is the option now

    If anyone has something to suggest or to share is welcome!!!

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    Re: HELP - BLUE DIAMOND FLOATING PROBLEM

    Well, I received the HFloat weights and this solved my problem!!! I really enjoy my Blue Diamond and it leaves my pool sparkling clean!!!

    seems to be that the new rollers make it float too much, therefore with these weights the robot stays balanced and will not float to the surface. These didn't affected the performance in any way, it was able to climb walls as usual.

    This was an easy simple solution to my problem!

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