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Polaris 280 wheels do not turn when pump is running, turn freely when it is in my hand

Have put tune up kit on it,new back up valve,new quick connect and inline filter

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Check that your back up valve was installed in the correct direction. It is easy to get it backwards. The narrower end should be closest to the polaris. If that doesn't help let me know and we'll get into more detail.

Posted on Jan 05, 2013

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If the cleaner is going too fast then it is likely that there is too much water flow at the drive turbine. Is there a pressure relief valve in the water supply line (at the edge of the pool)? If so then change the tension on the spring to allow less water to get to the cleaner's drive turbine.
The speed of the Polaris is probably the cause of the front wheel lifting as well, however if (after adjusting the water pressure) the front wheel still won't stay on the pool bottom, then perhaps adjust the little jet at the back of the casing. Mine points a little "down" towards the pool floor and this tends to raise the bac k wheel (or alternatively keeps the front wheel in contact with the pool bottom or wall).

By the way, if you want to see how the cleaner works, then search for eHow and lookm at the repair/overhaul of the Polaris 180............. the mechanism is similar.
Good luck.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Polaris 280 - tank track keeps coming off

I battled with the track falling off for over a season. The pool guys said they fixed it. Tried the previous solution to adjust middle wheel but no luck. My solution was to remove the left wheel and the tank (to get to the screws). The wheel mount allows for minor adjustment but it is also reversible. Turn the mount around and this will extend the wheel base much more. Mine ran for several hours after doing this and so far the track stays on.

Posted on May 10, 2009

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The motor may be repairable. Check with local electric motor repair shops in your area. The motor may need to be replaced though and if so, we sell it at www.arrowmotor.net

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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polaris has belts in side it if your handy you can replace them your self if not any pool place can do it but it is a belt i have a 380

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SOURCE: my wheels are not turning on my Polaris 280, what

Make sure the wheels are properly adjusted...If you spin the wheels and they feel like they are grinding you probably stripped the front wheel out. You can swap the back wheel with to frond wheel and adjust.

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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