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    Instapark Betta review

    The new motors are not covered by the propeller at all so maybe that is what they meant my self cleaning. My other Bettas all developed a lot of calcium (lime) build-up inside the propellers and inside the motor rotor and I thought that was what was taking them out since it put a strain on the...
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    Instapark Betta review

    I saw the various extended warranties on their website and when you get the new one there is a card inside the box telling about the warranty choices. I too hope this model has a much improved life expectancy. We will be among the first to know.
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    Instapark Betta review

    Well it is still working, of course it has only been a day and a half. It may be my imagination but this one seems even quieter than the original Betta. Anyway, the new one has very different motors and propellers and no longer has the blue and red lights in the back, just green flashing LED's...
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    Instapark Betta review

    Hey Dan. I contacted Instapark and Vivian said I could send it in for repair, for $60, or they would sell me the new Betta II (now showing on Amazon) at a discount. I would not consider sending it in for repair since when I sent my second new one in for repair it only lasted three days before...
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    Instapark Betta review

    Hi again everyone. I was sorry to hear that Orion's Betta failed. I was thinking he had the the only bullet proof one out there. The last time I wrote (in Dec.) my fifth new Betta had failed and I was going to ask for a refund finally but Vivian said she would send another one, refurbished...
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    Instapark Betta review

    Well, the new Betta I received in August (the 5th. one) began failing in late Nov. At first I thought its intermittent operation was do to some cloudy days but that turned out not to be the problem. The problem, once again was the motors, specifically the left one, it was magnetically seizing...
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    Instapark Betta Automatic Pool Skimmer

    Mine does the same thing at different times. Sometimes it runs all night then stops to recharge during the day. Other times it seems to run all day and night. These things have very idiosyncratic behavior and I have stopped worrying about it as long as it always re-starts.
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    Instapark Betta Automatic Pool Skimmer

    Hi Shelly. You may have received your replacement already but if not don't worry about it's strange operation. Mine flashes the blue and red lights and stops running every few days, sometimes for over 3 hours, then it just starts up again. I went through 5 of these things until I finally...
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    Instapark Betta review

    While I am not totally anal about this thing I think I have finally figured out what its various modes of operation are. Bye the way I have a security camera watching the pool so I can see it from my house (the pool is about 50ft. from the house with a wood fence around it). I have not touched...
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    Instapark Betta review

    I received number 5 yesterday (that does not include one that was sent back for repair) and put it in the pool this morning. So far it is still working. I will let it and number 4 run together for a couple of days then send number 4 back. You are a lucky man to have your last one operate...
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    Instapark Betta review

    I agree, I am just getting tired of visiting UPS so often to return the defective unit. I have a new update. Early this morning my latest Betta starting going in circles, one motor had stopped. I lifted it slightly out of the water and the motor restarted. The blue lights were flashing...
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    Instapark Betta review

    To keep everyone updated. The Betta I received on Wednesday failed today. The paddle wheel is operating but the propellers are not turning, one motor can be turned easily with my finger but the other motor is seized (hard to turn with my finger). This is the same thing that has been happening...
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    Instapark Betta review

    Hi Neal. Sounds like my story. If your next one fails you might ask Instapark for a refund, their customer service is phenomenal. I just received my fourth brand new one today (originally purchased in Feb. 2021). It was missing two screws at the back on the bottom, I replaced them with...
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    Ariel by Solar-Breeze

    I have had the Instapark Betta since February. It has been replaced three times and repaired once in between replacements. I was hoping the new Ariel was going to be a reliable unit but your quick problem has me worried. I hope your replacement lasts.
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    Instapark Betta review

    This morning mine was not operating again and was flashing blue and red, the props could be turned easily. Thinking it might be charging I left it alone for a couple of hours. When I checked again it was still not running so I turned it off and back on and it began running. for maybe two hours...