Intex Auto Cleaner - Won't reverse, even with new gear box

dha5447

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May 8, 2020
7
Nebraska
First year pool owner here, and one kink I'm trying to work out is the endless task of trying to keep the bottom clean (we have a tree at one end and it's been windy all summer).

I purchased an Intex Auto Cleaner last month. It moves across the pool well and picks stuff up. One problem-- it's supposed to reverse itself, but it never does. It just hits a wall and sits there. I took the gear box apart and it looked clean, and I confirmed that the reversing mechanism should work. But for some reason it didn't. I called Intex, and they sent a new gear box out. I just tried it today, and same issue. It never reverses. Pressure coming out of the unit seems good, and it moves well across the pool. I can manually pick it up and point it a different direction and it does a great job cleaning the pool.

Any idea why on earth it won't reverse? I believe the pump I have is 2100 gph.
 

dha5447

Member
May 8, 2020
7
Nebraska
Hmm.. I got it to work. I ran a garden hose through the top to see if it was able to switch directions. It did. Put it back in the pool and it works great and reverses correctly. Go figure.
 
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