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Aquabot Turbo T won't climb

My Aquabot Turbo T starts up okay. It moves along the floor and climbs walls. After a few minutes it seems to lose grip and gets stuck between floor and wall, spinning its treads. I'm guessing there's still suction because the bag does get dirty. It's just starting its third season. I thought the problem might be a result of picking up a couple small pool toys, but removing them and cleaning the bag didn't help. Any thoughts on what I should check or what might cause this?

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  • SassyProf May 17, 2009

    We are having the same problem with our Aquabot... it barely has the energy to climb and after a few minutes can't seem to climb at all. What is wrong? What does it need? Does it need to go in for repair/refurbish?

  • Shell06 May 11, 2010

    If you have the unit out of the water for a while, the foam floats may be defective, absorbing water while in the pool and then losing weight due to absorbed water evaporating while out of the pool. Then, when the unit is put back in the pool, it will work well-for a short time. Then the floats water log again, giving the unit enough extra weight that it can't climb the wall and just stays on the wall, struggling. New floats and careful re-balancing will take care of the problem -until the replacement foam floats become permeable in a few years. S. Christian dansker01@msn.com

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1.`. Replace your old, water logged floats. They will dry out when the unit is out of the pool, and the unit will work fine until they water log again, which may takes as few as 10 minutes in the pool. 2. Stop using all those words *********** didn't teach you and probably didn't even know...This is a common problem. http://www.i-love-my-aquabot-automatic-pool-cleaner.com/ gives some really good insight, too! S. Christian dansker01@msn.com.

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