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Polaris 380 stay on the wall

My polaris has good RPM's, lots of water pressure but when it hits the wall, it stays there until the back up valve engages. I have tried everything except replacing the pressure valve at the wall fitting. I noticed that alot of water is coming out around the release valve. Is that good or bad. It has not affected water presure to the cleaner. The jets are fine and little to no leaks around the swivels. Leslies has replaced all wheel bearings and the water management system. Belts are fine.

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Try without back up valve if ok replace

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If the wheels don't turn there may be sand in the notches on the wheels, the notches may be worn off, if their is sand or dirt in the paddel wheel jet that will keep the unit from turning and again no wheel movement. All of these problems they can check in your local pool store. Stores will generely check your unit out and fix what is needed for just the price of parts to fix it when you bring it into the store.
If you have no water flow to the unit this will also stop things from working so be sure to check your finger screen before you do anything.

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By the way, if you want to see how the cleaner works, then search for eHow and lookm at the repair/overhaul of the Polaris 180............. the mechanism is similar.
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