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    Flattened wheels on new Nautilus....

    just got my new Nautilus in about an hour ago. unpacking it, I discovered this...

    is this a problem? im thinking its a problem.....

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    Re: Flattened wheels on new Nautilus....

    Gtnos,

    I recently bought a Dolphin, can't remember model number, but it had the exact same issue. I thought for sure I was going to have to send it back. The "wheels" as you call them, were hard as a rock and deformed just like yours. I put the unit in the pool and they softened right up and return to their natural shape. So, my guess it that yours will too.

    Jim R.

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    Re: Flattened wheels on new Nautilus....

    awesome... thanks! my pool is still under winter cover and I dont plan on uncovering it for about 6 more weeks (weather contingent) so I dont have a way to test this unit right now which is why im concerned. maybe if I wet the wheels in the sink....

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    yup! that done it! thanks! man I love this site.... it probably would have taken a 30 minute hold on the phone with Maytronics to find out that I didnt know what I was talking about...
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    Re: Flattened wheels on new Nautilus....

    Same thing for me, and yeah, they will soften up and get the right shape to them.

    If you store it for a while without using it, put something under the Filter housing so the full weight of the robot isnt on the scrubbers.

    Quote Originally Posted by gtnos View Post
    just got my new Nautilus in about an hour ago. unpacking it, I discovered this...

    is this a problem? im thinking its a problem.....

    [IMG][/IMG]
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    Re: Flattened wheels on new Nautilus....

    Good info guy's ! Thanks.
    Jeff
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    Re: Flattened wheels on new Nautilus....

    Good advice on the storing Dave. What about storing upside down to protect rollers?
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    Re: Flattened wheels on new Nautilus....

    I dont see anything wrong with it being upsidedown gtnos. I just tilt mine up on its side.. I dont there is any really wrong way to store it that will do any long term damage to it.

    If there was, I would hope it would say so in the instructions.

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    Good advice on the storing Dave. What about storing upside down to protect rollers?
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    Re: Flattened wheels on new Nautilus....

    They are just sponges, like any sponge, when they get wet they will go back to their shape. Plus they are only there to potentially help climbing ability and on 80% of pools likely wouldn't be needed.
    8000 gal diamond brite pool with 650 gal spillover spa, Pentair 3hp VS pump. Jandy Cartridge filter and Jandy Heat Pump. Jandy PDA automation system with 2 Pentair Laminars. SmartPool NC74S Robotic Pool Cleaner.

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    Re: Flattened wheels on new Nautilus....

    Whew! Very glad I found this thread. Thank you for the replies and photos. Why oh WHY hasn't Mayfair/Dolphin included a little slip of paper in the box saying something like "Flat wheels? Don't worry! They are sponges, and will take the proper shape once in the water."

    Quote Originally Posted by robl45 View Post
    They are just sponges, like any sponge, when they get wet they will go back to their shape. Plus they are only there to potentially help climbing ability and on 80% of pools likely wouldn't be needed.

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