Doheny's Discovery, S200, Active20, Triton owners club

BlackBeard54

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Mar 30, 2017
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Cordova, TN
So I pulled the trigger and got a Pentair Warrior SE from Marina. getting a $50 rebate, and I sold my old Polaris pressure cleaner (with hose, extra bags, and tail sponges) for $50, so my out of pocket is only $600. Love the results!

For storage I have a 24”x24”x24” deck box. I put a couple of old pavers in the bottom for the tracks sit on, keeping the sweeper bars off the ground. The box sits under my patio cover, so it’s out of direct sunlight. Should I be concerned about heat buildup In the box? I think I saw some posts about people drilling air holes in the box. Should I be thinking about that?
 

Killer95Stang

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Aug 17, 2012
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Sunny SoCal
Will be coming up on the 4 year mark since I started the Doheny thread. I would like to report that the robot is still chugging along. But, I have come to a point where I need to do some maintenance , like new tracks, basket grids, maybe even a power cord. With the cost of parts, I have to decide whether I should buy a new robot, or run the risk of putting new expensive parts on a robot that might be on borrowed time. Thoughts?
 

Pool Amateur

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Jun 19, 2015
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Central, NJ
hI kILLER95,
I understand what you are saying, I am coming up on my 4th year also but have already had motor and power cord replaced, so for me I will buy parts, But they have come up with some nice enhancements the biggest for me was the swivel in the cord which when I had the cord replaced had it replaced with the swivel. So if you buy a new one you will have 2 year warranty and as others have mentioned if you buy it with the right credit card that extends the warranty might be worth it. Then you also have a back up and a scavenger unit for parts ( but what you will probably need is what is bad now). Good luck let us know which way you go and how much you had to spend for that option.
 
My S200 is 18 months old and I noticed that sometimes the brushes and tracks stopped moving. It also made some noises while underwater. I took it apart and the problem is the gear that is attached to the motor is wiggling and a as a result the gear sometimes slips.

I can't see anything broken or out of place though. I wonder if the blue rubber tracks that hold the wheels together have become too lose and don't apply enough pressure anymore to keep that wheel in place to where the gear works fine.

Did anybody else have this problem?
Have you tried having them honor their warranty regarding problem yet? I see they have a 2 year warranty and I'm thinking of buying from a local store that also services them (honors warranty) even thought it's more expensive than online. Not sure yet though. Need to buy within the next 2 weeks.

Anyone have Maytronics honor warranty in store or via mail? Experience?
 

Pool Amateur

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Jun 19, 2015
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@JessB412 I have had the store I bought the unit from repair it 2X, Before I took it to the store I called Maytronics and got a run around. I then took it to the store and they repaired it under warranty. The second time it was a month out of warranty, but they fixed it free. So great job by the store advocating for me to get the work covered. That said I paid 1.5 times the price I could have gotten online. Not sure if that helps you make your decision, but that was 4 years ago and price points may have narrowed or widened.
 
So ultimately I bought it at the store. Turns out it was only a little more to get the S300 bc it included caddy which I knew I was going to buy so I just went for it. Peace of mind they will fix at store was worth it to me. I paid $1,045 for S300 and caddy combo. The s200 was $849 at store for ppl doing price comparisons.