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Having problems with my dolphin diagnostic explorer robotic pool

When i put the unit in the pool it shuts off within 30 seconds, what should i do?

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Your motor unit was covered for up to 3 year under warranty. Confirm your warranty status at and perhaps the repairs are still covered.

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