Dolphin s300i


Well-known member
Aug 10, 2007
long island, ny
My 2 y.o. dolphin s300i when scrubbing wall goes straight up instead of tilted to one side. I've checked the directional nozzle & it moves freely. Authorized service shop says this is normal but wants me to bring it in to be checked out for a fee. Manufacturer said the same thing but all their promotional videos shows this device tilted to one side when cleaning walls. Anyone experience this?


Silver Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
Oct 5, 2007
Valrico, FL
Are you talking about the wall or the water line? My A30i goes straight up the wall, but when arriving at the water line will start sending out water from one side moving horizontally along the water line.


Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
Evans, Georgia
Oh duh! Yeah that makes sense now..... If OP's doesn't do that it should be checked out. It wasn't clear to me what the problem was.

Please update us if you find the "fix", ok?



Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 7, 2014
Bedford, TX

My S200, which is the same as the S300 without all the bells and whistles, goes up the wall and stops at the tile line.. Then water blows out one side moving it along the tile line..

It stays level and does not tilt.. My older Dolphins all had handles and tilted when cleaning the wall tile. The S200/300 has a different system to make it move along the tile line.

Full basket indicators are pretty much useless.. I would not rely on them to be very accurate either way..


Jim R.