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Adjust navigator suction

How do I get the reading above 5 for my navigator

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1st make sure the navigator is clean and wheel is free to trun also at the filter u might have a handle that controls the suction for ur pool swep

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My Shark Navigator works very well, great suction. However, it is very hard to push on carpet. Can this be adjusted?

Two things make carpet vacing easier. First is the floor piece. It should be a smooth slight rounded shaped piece with just a small line of bristles or none at all. Second is mostly for area rugs is to open the suction vent usually located near the handle. That allows some air in which takes suction away from the floor piece allowing it to slide on the rug rather than drag it around.

May 02, 2015 | Shark Vacuums

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Can the Navigator be adjusted for the speed?

The Speed of a Navigator is adjusted by water flow. There is no adjustment on the unit itself. The more flow through the unit the faster it will go. If the unit moves too fast or too slow proper cleaning may be sacrificed. The proper flow can be achieved using the flow meter that comes with the unit.

Many pools are set up with multiple shut-off valves in front of the pump. These regulate flow from bottom suction lines, skimmer suction lines, and vacuum suction lines. If you have these valves, make sure the valve on the line the vacuum is attached to is fully open and then adjust the flow by closing off the other valves slowly until proper flow is reached. This is where the flow meter is used.

If there are no valves and the Navigator is moving too fast, an in-line valve is also supplied with the unit and can be used to regulate the flow. This valve is installed between the vac hose and the port where the vacuum is connected to the pool (side port or skimmer).

Sep 11, 2014 | Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner

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My hayward navigator doesn't walk

not a problem with return pressure. navigators run off suction pressure. ensure proper suction from skimmer or designated suction line. then check the hose attached to navigator. put a new hose on, if this works then the hose was issue.....if no difference then replace the navigator

Mar 07, 2014 | Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner

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Navigator pool cleaner just skims the bottom of the pool and does not sit on the bottom, it moves all around the pool but appears to be floating a little. How can we fix this so it will sit and move on the...

Interesting question. Do you have the special Lead Hose, the one with a colored cuff attached to the Navigator itself? Other causes can be, too little or too much hose, a pinhole leak in one of the hoses above water causing the hoses to float, not enough suction on the Navigator. You didn't say if you have the Navigator plugged into a skimmer or in a dedicated suction port in the wall. I would first try increasing the suction to the unit and see if your problem doesn't go away.

Sep 03, 2011 | Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner

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My navigator is like brand new and strong suction, but it just won't move around.

If you are getting suction through the cleaner, but it is not moving around, you probably have wings or shoes improperly installed. If the pool cleaners shoes look worn or are not installed properly, this will happen. A copy of the users manual is below. Check to make sure that they are installed properly.You might also need to adjust the rear tension flap. Finally, even though you think your suction is good, make sure that there are no obstructions or leaks that would cause movement failure.

Apr 06, 2011 | Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner

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Navigator sticks to the bottom of the pool and won't move. I replaced the turbine and the A frames are good. Will new feet help? the current ones are worn.

The feet might be the problem, but more than likely, you have too much suction on the pool vac. There is a suction gauge that comes with all new cleaners and most pool stores will have them available (maybe as a loaner even) to allow you to adjust the suction to your pool cleaner.
Try adjusting your suction to your cleaner to reduce the amount of direct suction to the cleaner to see if it operates, but if your feet are worn, you should definitely replace them.

Dec 05, 2010 | Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner

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How to ajust haywood navigator

You adjust at the wall the skimmer or at the equipment depending on your system. You will open the main suction all the way then close it down till the pump just starts cavitation and then open slightly. This should have your cleaner moving slow and smooth.

Sep 27, 2010 | Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner

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My pool navigator will not stay at the bottom its always coming to the top to clean and hovers there.

if by saying at the top you mean running around the top of the walls then reduce the suction on the vacuum by opening another valve slightly... if by at the top you mean floating around in the water then make sure the vacuum is getting enough suction.... it can be a number of issues causing loss of suction but most likely is going to be too many sources on suction side of pump.

May 31, 2010 | Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner

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Hayward Navigator Moves very slow

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.

Sep 05, 2009 | Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner

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Print in light

1. Check TONER SAVE setting. If this setting is programmed "ON", all
printed documents will be light.

a. Press MENU/SET, 1 (General Setup), then 6 (Toner Save).

b. Press the top or bottom navigation key (keys located above and below
the MENU/SET key) until the display reads "Toner Save: OFF".

c. Press MENU/SET.

d. Press STOP/EXIT.

2. Check the PRINT DENSITY setting. This setting allows you to adjust
the print density from light to dark.

a. Press MENU/SET, 2 (Fax), 1 (Setup Receive), then 6 (Print Density).

b. Press the up navigation key (key above MENU/SET) to make print
darkeror the down navigation key (key below MENU/SET) to make print

c. Press MENU/SET.

d. Press STOP/EXIT.

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