Polaris 280 is giving me problems again, but this time I am stumped. I am almost tempted to say after I replaced my Challenger 3/4HP single speed with my current Hayward MaxFlo 1.5HP VSP that that is when problems started occurring. But, I am not sure if I can pinpoint and say the pump change is what started things. The Challenger would operate 3450 RPM, while the MaxFlo can operate up to 3000 RPM, but I don't think that the RPM is the problem b/c even when I have set the MaxFlo to 3000 RPM, my Polaris is still not climbing walls or going to the shallow end. I don't think at difference of 450 RPM is the causative factor.
Here is what I have done so far. I have replace all the wheels and tires, except the idler wheel. My thinking was possibly the wheel teeth were worn or the tires, but this only helped a little. I have the thrust jet straight back as called for, but that is also not helping. I have also fully closed "Adjustment Screw, Sweep Hose B-20" but that has not really helped either.
I am not getting the 28-34 RPM that is called for, but there again I never got that even when I was using the Challenger 3/4HP pump. I think at best I was getting 28-30, maybe. I have noticed that water is leaking at the wall from the "UWF Connector Assembly 9-100-9001" so I am thinking of replacing that. Maybe that would help?
I have thought to get a total rebuild kit, but that would not let me know what the cause was. If I replace everything at once and it works fine, I won't know what caused this. So, this is not really the option I would prefer. Not to mention, from my calculations, there is not enough of a price difference between buying the rebuild kit and buying the parts one at a time. Thus, I will buy the parst as needed.
Other ideas I have learned from TFP and here (http://www.epoolshop.com/polaris_280...eshooting.aspx) are that it could be the head float, the idler wheel, Swing Axle Kit C-36, or who else knows what. I am stumped and any advice would be greatly appreciated. Tx.