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Thread: Polaris 65 going in circles

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    Polaris 65 going in circles

    I have a pretty new Polaris 65 that we bought last year. We had an old one we used for over 10 years, so it was a no brainer to get another one.. The new one goes in circles. I cleaned out the filter in the disconnect, and took the cover off. The little ball goes back and forth between the back two ports, but not to the front ports. Also the white tube does spin freely and plunge in and out, but it doesn`t spin constantly, just when Polaris moves forward. I`m wondering if the little ball is suppose to be going to the front ports as well. Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Polaris 65 going in circles

    We got a 65 with our new pool last year. It worked great for the first 6 weeks then also started going in circles. I brought it to the pool stor and they said the plunger seems to be working fine.

    They said the pressure might be too high. I'm going to mess around with the pressure relief valve this weekend and see if that makes a difference.
    21' AG (~11,000 gallons)
    Hayward S180T sand filter (35 gpm)
    Hayward Power-Flow SP1510 pump

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    Re: Polaris 65 going in circles

    The two issues I found that would cause the Polaris 65 to circle were 1.) the hose being looped while stored and 2.) issue with the piston.

    I had stored the hose in the basement laying straight out so that shouldn't have been the problem.

    The Polaris 65 came apart quite easy:
    Remove two screws, take off the top.
    Remove the two screws from either side of the piston casing.
    Twist the piston casing ~ 1/4 to remove.
    The two halves of the piston pulled apart easily.

    Found no scratches, everything seemed to move freely no binding so I reassembled the vacuum and tested it with the cover off. The end with the blades spun slightly but not enough to run the piston up/ back.

    Off to the pool store. Hopefully under the 1 year limited warranty it will be repaired for free and back in the pool by Wednesday
    21' AG (~11,000 gallons)
    Hayward S180T sand filter (35 gpm)
    Hayward Power-Flow SP1510 pump

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