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Be sure that the old inserts from the old shoes have been removed from the pods. They often break off inside and have to be dug out. Once you're sure the holes are empty make sure the new shoes are properly oriented, as one of the inserts is larger than the other. This prevents the shoe from being installed backwards. You have to press pretty hard to get the shoes to pop in.

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Hayward navigators have a 2 year warranty on their cleaners. The springs, as of now, are not replaceable so you would need to replace the pod kit. This is under warranty.

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The other parts that need replacing about every 12-18 months are the wings, flaps, pods, A-frame, turbine and, not as often, the gearbox. Also, make sure you tighten the screws on the pods all the way or they won't be able to move the cleaner properly.

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Make sure to keep the leaf canister and pump basket clear. Another thing to check is; make sure the screws that hold on the pods(the "flippers" on the sides) are Really tight. Those need to be cranked down pretty hard to ensure that they can move the cleaner along.

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It wouldn't hurt to replace the pods (paddles). Also, the wings, flaps, A-frame, turbine, feet(shoes) and the gearbox. All of these things wear and should be done about every 12-18 months, as needed. Before you do any of this, though, try tightening the screw on the pod that's not working. These screws need to be very tight.

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Check the screws that are on either side of the pods. They are located underneath a white plug. They have a 1/4" head. You'll need a nut driver. Make sure they are nice and tight. Also, you will need to look at the a-frame bearings and check for uneven wear.

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check the bearings on the turbine and "a" frames.
also make sure the left and right pods are tightened properly and the pod shoes are in good shape.

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check for debris that may be stopping the turbine from spinning. If that is not it and the turbine spins freely, check the bearings on the turbine and a-frames. If you have a rough finish in your pool such as pebble tec, check the pod shoes for excessive wear.

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sounds like the turbine or a-frame bearings are bad. A turbine kit with a-frames will be a solution. Also check the pod shoes for wear, should be a good 1/4" or better.

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