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    Maytronics Dolphin Nautilus Won't Start... then will... then stops -- help!

    I watched the video this weekend -- Took the entire Dolphin apart -- washed it out -- checked all the obvious things -- put it back together. I could see nothing out of the ordinary -- everything looked good, bearings spun -- brushes soft -- easy to self-crank. Did not see any wires looking...
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    Maytronics Dolphin Nautilus Won't Start... then will... then stops -- help!

    Thanks -- I found this guy's video online -- tonight I am going to follow along and see what needs to be cleaned etc. And examine everything internally. I called Maytronics -- they told me to take it out -- turn it upside down -- and press power to reset it -- but nothing happened. Which...
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    Maytronics Dolphin Nautilus Won't Start... then will... then stops -- help!

    I'm not sure how old it is -- the previous home owner left it for me -- but it looks pretty good. I've opened it and cleaned it and removed screws and pulled out hair and gunk and... Never had this problem before -- but I plug it in - and nothing. I pull it up and stare at it --- give it a...
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    Cyanuric Acid Too High According to my Store App But...

    Pool is Crystal Clear -- and I want to Keep it that way! :) Please take a look and let me know what you guys think I need to do -- if anything. The app I am using -- naturally --- tells me to "go into the store for more info" Using Store App to Log Results. I am not sure if it's ok to...
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    Jandy Valve Positioning

    Bt if I vacuum to waste -- which is what I was told to do - then it never goes into the filter. That is my impression.
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    Jandy Valve Positioning

    I do have a Dolphin Robot -- but I also have a vacuum -- and yes, it is a pain in the rear and thus I only used it once when I had a fiend here who did it for me. I have a ton of gunk on the bottom from a damaged cover I had to replace late in the Fall -- figured might as well use it. Northern...
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    Jandy Valve Positioning

    I thought I was supposed to be able to shut off 1 side to attach the vacuum -- so if I shut off the side suction - then attach the vacuum to the Skimmer - my suction theoretically will be much stronger. I guess I'd only need to shut off the one side that the side suction is on. So perhaps...
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    Jandy Valve Positioning

    How can this be correct? Wouldn't the Jandy Valve need to be positioned to the right -- so it can actually control / prevent that flow?
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    Pool Check Valve

    https://www.troublefreepool.com/blog/2019/01/18/suction-side-air-leaks/2/ The link I meant to paste above -- is what I intend to do... 5 Kids - Last Week of School - Work From Home - I "INTEND" to do lots of things... I thought I would check it all this morning before any kids woke up... but...
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    Pool Check Valve

    I found this and read it -- so it seems you are right. ZERO bubbles / air should be seen -- and I see a LOT of bubles. I printed out Page 2 of that -- and when I can get outside tonight -- will go 1 by 1 and try to pin this issue down -- or have to pay someone to do it. :cautious:
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    Pool Check Valve

    This morning I opened it -- cleaned up the o-ring and lubed it up a ton. Prior to this - it was repeatedly lowering and then you could hear the pump strain a bit as it refilled. The psi would fluctuate along with that. Since I did this clean / lube this morning --- that seems to have stopped...
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    Pool Check Valve

    I believe this is called a Pool Check Valve. If not - please tell me what it is called. But my questions is: Should this be FULL of Water in any cycle? [filter, rinse, backwash, etc] ALL cycles? Just some cycles? Can there be bubbles? Or can it even be low?
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    Losing prime on filter setting

    OK -- sorry for now triple posting... but I think this is something you NEED to know ASAP I put my filter in backwash, rinse, and back to filter and watched each for a couple minutes. The flow is uninterrupted and strong. Again - I cleaned it all up and lubed the crepe out of it. By the way...
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    Losing prime on filter setting

    So -- just checked the O-Ring and it looked pretty good -- but I wiped it down and lubed it up and primed up that whole area and started the filter again. Will go back in a few and look to see if it looks any different in terms of the water level staying constant and psi. The pool guys I...
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    Losing prime on filter setting

    Well now it is morning --- and zero water loss. Which I hope means there is no underground leak. Today I am going to go take a look at that O-Ring. To leave my pump / filter running all night - all I needed to do is tell my Electric Company my bank account and routing number and how to access...