Question about Polaris 280 In - Ground Pool Cleaner with Booster Pump
I have the polaris 280. I have the polaris line connected to the side suction of the pool and the booster pump valves open, the skimmer and botton suctions closed. It is not working. What am I doing wrong?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
There is a bad seal and/or gasket in the pump allowing it to leak. It is usally the seal. Take it to a local electric motor or pump shop and the repair is probably under $50 total. You could also buy the parts to try it yourself, but the seal that pump takes (AS-1000) is a little tricky to seat properly. Besides, if your bearings are also damaged, the shop could fix that as well.
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
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The booster pump can not turn any faster than its nameplate speed. If you think it is revving up, it is probably because it is running louder and/or rougher than normal. The pump seal and/or bearings are becoming worn and will need servicing. A local electric motor repair shop should have the parts for you to buy or they could repair it for you. Often times a gasket will need to be replaced as well but all told the repair should be ~$100 or so.
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Posted on Jan 09, 2010
I would first take it out of the water and check for proper wheel RPM. If it is less than 28 RPM or you are getting no movement at all, it is going to be a problem with the power source. It is likely going to be that your booster pump is missing, malfunctioning, or is not installed properly on the pool cleaner. There are a few other things to check. Clean the skimmer, filter and pump basket, clearing any debris that restricts water flow. Check the hoses, connections and swivels for leaks. Try removing the blue restrictor disk from the UWF or if an adjustable gate valve is installed on the booster pump or cleaner line, open it completely so water can flow freely.
Posted on Jul 21, 2011
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