Pentair Racer (pressure) low RPM Troubleshoot help needed

DreamCatcher

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Sep 18, 2019
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I am only getting 26 RPM on Racer. Checked pressure at wall and meets Pentair pressure guage. Installed new axle on Racer. Installed new swivels on hose. Still < 26 RPM. Should be 33 or more.

This impacts the ability to get pool clean as the low RPM/low pressure is often stopping cleaner in corners. Called Pentair but they were ZERO help.

For 2 years Racer was great cleaner. Any ideas where to troubleshoot next? Thanks.
 

rphpool

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Mar 4, 2015
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Sugar Land , TX
Did you double check the filter screen on the wall connection? When I had my Racer ( gone now ) I did not follow the Pentair pressure gauge that was included with the Racer. I just opened up the wall fitting regulator to full to get it to clean better.
 

rphpool

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Mar 4, 2015
536
Sugar Land , TX
Well then you will have to do surgery. There is a good you tube vid on how to take the racer apart. I bet some debris got into one of the internal pumps. Oh , just remembered, are the swivels on the hose ok? I have had some not seal very well before.
 

DreamCatcher

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Sep 18, 2019
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Thanks, yes I replaced the swivels. I saw the video and it was very helpful. I got a little better performance now but still less than expected. Need to budget for a new cleaner soon.
 

rphpool

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Mar 4, 2015
536
Sugar Land , TX
Well if you want to stay with a pressure cleaner I can recommend the Polaris Quattro. It has been in service about 4 months and does a excellent job, far better than the racer ever did. It has a far better engineering design than the Racer IMO.