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How can I stop my aquadroid hoses from getting tangled up during cleaning. How can I fix this?

these little gems of technology are supposed to rotate on the top pipe so that the hose doesnt tangle. if you can grab the pipe and gently rotate it, the hose might just be too long.

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Tangling is sometimes problematic with the cleaners. If any of the hoses have gotten stiff it is time to replace them. If the hoses are still soft and pliable, you may need to add more swivels to the hose. This helps a lot, and make sure there is a swivel within 3 feet of the cleaner itself.

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Turns on its side

Pull your head float off and shake it to see if it has water in it. Most of the time replacing the head float will resolve this. Check your hose floats also for condition and proper spacing.

Jul 12, 2012 | Polaris 380 In Ground Pool Cleaner

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The cord keeps tangling. How can I keep this from tangling? I've tried stretching it, etc. but nothing works

The float/handle has a reversable position. You must periodically flip, change it so as to avoid this problem. I would reverse it each time I used it.

Jul 21, 2011 | Dolphin Maytronics Advantage

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There are a couple of things that you should try if this pool cleaners hose is frequently becoming tangled. Make sure that your floats are evenly and correctly spaced. One float should be 18" inches from each end and a third float located in the middle, 5 feet from either end. You should also make sure that the hose length is not too long for your pool size. Your spin out might be too high. Try moving it to a lower setting and then running the cleaner again.

May 10, 2011 | Hayward Viper Pool Cleaner

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My polaris is standing on end sometimes and will not change direction on its own

Make sure that the pool cleaners filter bag is not full of debris. It is likely that you have water in your float head. Remove the head float and shake it. If you hear water in it, you will need to order a new one. order a new one. Make sure that your hose floats are spaced evenly. Your thrust jets are probably not correct, which could make the directions not function properly. Try adjusting the jet and making sure that the sweep hose is sweeping properly.

May 05, 2011 | Polaris 380 In Ground Pool Cleaner

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Hose getting twisted

It could be a steering error that is causing it to tangle the hose. Try these suggestions first. Check and clean the rear screen. Make sure that you cone gear is free and rotates smoothly. Also check your turbine and spindle gear assembly. You will also want to try readjusting your return lines to redirect your cleaner. A common problem with these pool cleaners is that the return lines are directing them to circle, causing the hose to tangle. Finally, make sure that you are storing the hose in a NON-coiled position. If you coil the hose, it will cause it to be permanently bent and interrupt movement. If you have done this, lay the hose out flat in the sun for a few hours to help mold it to the original pattern.

Apr 29, 2011 | Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner

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With these pool cleaners, it might not be the hose. It could be that your cleaner head has water and is floating, causing the hose to tangle. Check for that problem. If not, it could be that your hose is too long for the pool size that you have. You might need to remove sections on the hose to shorten it.

Feb 15, 2011 | Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner

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My polaris hose keeps getting tangle.

If you have stored your automatic pool cleaner with the hose coiled, this is probably what is causing the problem. Lay the hose out flat and stretch it slightly. Let it sit in the sun for several hours and it should help to straighten in. You should also not store your cleaner with the hose coiled. If you are talking about your sweep hose getting tangled, you might need to adjust it, lower your RPM, or add sweep hose weights.

Nov 13, 2010 | Polaris 3900 Sport Pool Cleaner ()

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No My polaris hose keeps getting tangled up, how do I fix it.

Remeasure the pool cleaners hose to verify that it is adjusted to the proper length for the pool shape. With the Polaris operating, check that the swivels in the hose and the hose connections turn freely. Make sure feed hose is floating.With the Polaris turned off, spin each of the wheels. All wheels should turn together.

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