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    goes straight

    hi members, I have a Pentair great white pool cleaner. the darn think only goes in a straight line. will not spin around like it used to. anyone have a fix for this. I understand its a common problem with this cleaner.

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    Re: goes straight

    Welcome to the forum Pete!

    Not sure on that one, but I'm sure someone around here has dealt with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brushpup View Post
    Welcome to the forum Pete!

    Not sure on that one, but I'm sure someone around here has dealt with that.
    hey, thanks brushpup. glad to be here.

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    Can you take apart the cleaner? Could be a gear is either worn out or stuck.
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    Can you take apart the cleaner? Could be a gear is either worn out or stuck.
    hi, yes I took it apart and replaced most of the gears. is it possible the lift up brush is bad? it seems fine upon inspection.

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    Did you run the cleaner upside down to see if the lift up brush is working? You should see it working within a couple of minutes after turning it on. If that checks out, you might try calling Pentair to see what they recommend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ping View Post
    Did you run the cleaner upside down to see if the lift up brush is working? You should see it working within a couple of minutes after turning it on. If that checks out, you might try calling Pentair to see what they recommend.
    hi, I did do as you suggested, I turned the unit over while submerged and the brush does not come down. I called Pentair, and they said it was the lift brush? I can't see anything wrong with the lift brush. that's why I thought I'd get another opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete g View Post
    hi, I did do as you suggested, I turned the unit over while submerged and the brush does not come down. I called Pentair, and they said it was the lift brush? I can't see anything wrong with the lift brush. that's why I thought I'd get another opinion.
    hi fellow members, Well I ordered a new lift brush per Pentair, and as I thought, did not cure the problem. its a little dishearting to realize an employee of the company that makes the thing hasn"t a clue. oh well, the beat goes on.

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