Polaris 280 wheel coming off


Well-known member
Dec 12, 2013
Augusta, GA

I'm having a problem with one of the wheels on my Polaris 280 falling off in the pool. It happened the first time a few weeks ago and I was able to reattach it. Then it happened again this past weekend and yesterday. Each time, I have removed the top cover to the Polaris and then reattached the two screws and the clip that hold the wheel in place.

Any suggestions on how I can get the wheel more securely attached? Luckily I have been able to find the screws and clip each time, but am concerned I may lose them at some point.

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Bronze Supporter
Mar 27, 2019
When was the last time you did a complete rebuild? I was having the same problem along with several other problems which I would fix with Band-Aid solutions. I did a complete rebuild kit and now my Polaris works like it's a brand new unit. You can find the rebuild kits for about $150 on the internet.