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Our Navigator goes around in circles and when it gets to the wall it simply stops. Everything on the outside seems to be okay and not very worn. Is this a gear problem or could something be stuck inside?

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Internally, there is a part called the A-frame that has two wheels with ball bearings. There is one on each side and it is what causes the feet to move. Sometimes these wear out and the bearings fall out. This can cause one side to have more movement that the other thus walking in circles. See exploded parts view http://www.h2opoolproducts.com/product_info.php?products_id=48

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There are two components to the steering mechanism. The uppermost is the motor which rotates to body against the hose and the lower is the steering program. The program controller acts on the motor to vary the speed and direction of rotation. Your problem may be caused by the program controller. You can remove the walker assembly and the bumper to be able to remove the cover from the controller under a round red irregular disc. Disassemble -note where ther parts go - and clean thoroughly. Check that all parts rotate freely as you reassemble. This is a bit involved and my best advice is to take it to a pool store expert.

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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