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    Maytronics M5 filters

    I have been using my M5 since July... it came with two types of filters. Smooth and pleated. I had assumed the pleated was the "spring" leaf clean-up filter and the smooth was the fine filter for normal use... but the instruction book pictures (VERY POOR) seem to show the smooth filter as the spring leaf filter and the pleated as the general use summer filter. It is not described anywhere in normal words in the document. Can someone tell me which is which?
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    Re: Maytronics M5 filters

    I have the Dolphin premier with (I believe) identical screens. My opinion is the pleated ones are for finer filtration and the smooth screen mesh allows coarser objects to pass.

    The documentation stinks.
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    Re: Maytronics M5 filters

    In the beginning of the M5 manual it has pictures in "Description of the Main Components". The ultra fine filter is the pleated one. The mesh one is for spring clean up. They also state that the "net" one is for spring cleanup in this section.
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    Re: Maytronics M5 filters

    I saw that picture... and it does appear that the pleated is listed under ultra fine... but I did not want to trust a drawing... is a "net" filter a whole third type you can get or another name for one of these first two?
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    Re: Maytronics M5 filters

    net = mesh. It's the same one.
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    Re: Maytronics M5 filters

    This may help.
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    Re: Maytronics M5 filters

    Yes. Thanks! Much better than the 32x32 b/w icon in the manual!

    Is there a good INet source for replacements?
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    Re: Maytronics M5 filters

    Quote Originally Posted by jtech1
    Is there a good INet source for replacements?
    I don't know of any particular good sources. Just google "Maytronics 9991432" and you will get a bunch of hits.
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    Re: Maytronics M5 filters

    It's amazing how much effort went into designing and building the excellent line of Dolphin robots and how little effort went into writing the ridiculous instruction manual.
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