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Polaris tail not sweeping. I believe the impeller on the booster is clogged restricting water flow

I have taken apart the polaris and cleaned thoroughly. This happened once before and I had to have someone come out.

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If unit is operating satisfactorily otherwise, the check end of sweep tail for missing orifice tip. Without it tail won/t sweep. Also check adjusting screw. Out - more tail flow In - less.

Posted on May 11, 2013

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SOURCE: Polaris hangs in the deep end

Check to see if one of the drive belts is broken. You'll need to pull the wheels and separate the housing to inspect. Also make sure that the thrust jet is centered and pointing towards 12:00. This unit should back up after 3 minutes and reposition itself.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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The diagram on the side of the pump shows how it sould be wired for low volatge. I'm having a problem wiring for high volatge and posted the diagram. Use the link to access.

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Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: my polaris PB4-60 booster pump does not turn over.

I was able to save a service call by doing the following in under 8 minutes:
1.Switch off electric to pump.
2. Turn off valve on supply side of pump so water does not flow during this procedure.
3. Turn offf filter.
4. Unbolt the six bolts (1/2" socket) on the front side of the pump.
5. Carefully separate the pump from the front panel which contained the six bolts.
6. Grasp with both hands the black round thin disk (impeller) which is part of the pump and turn it either clockwise or counter clockwise. It may be slightly difficult initially but once it it freed it will move easily.
7. Reassemble.
8. Open valve and turn on filter and the power to booster pump.
Any questions e-mail me at bbgreg@optonline.net good luck

Posted on May 31, 2009

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