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The hayward navigator gets enough suction, there is nothing stuck in it yet when it is at the bottom of the pool it barely moves.If I pick it upoff the floor it runs like crazy, then I let it go, and it barely moves.

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Too much suction pressure, rubber feet worn, or springs have popped out of feet

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My hayward navigator pool sweep does not move. we have replaced feet and flaps. . . . .


The first question would be do you have the proper amount of suction to make it work. You didn't say if you had a dedicated vac line or if you plug into the skimmer. Can you reach through the hole in the bottom and spin the turbine easily with your finger. It may have eaten a rock and is stuck. If so, loosen the one screw on the bottom, pull off that plate, and you will be able to see what is jamming the turbine. One last test is to hold one of the pods firmly and then trying to move the other pod. It should not move anymore that a quarter inch or so. If it moves freely you have a broken "A" frame that will need to be replaced.

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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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Hayward Navigator just had shoes and wings replaced. Everything seems to be working but moves extremely slow, even when suction is increased.


Did you have the turbine and A-Frame inspected or the gear box at the back of the cleaner looked at? Hayward Navigators are 100% repairable and most every pool store carries every single part to make the repairs. If these parts are also worn down, you will notice performance issues with your cleaner.
Before we assume the worst, lets run the cleaner through a few inspections.
Simple Troubleshooting for your Hayward Navigator When It Is Not Moving

The most common reason the Hayward Navigator stops moving is there is something blocking the mouth of the cleaner. Pull the cleaner out of the water while the equipment is turned off and make sure the cleaner is not clogged with debris or plugged with a pool toy. Also, make sure that all the internal components are properly installed.


Not Enough Suction - Next, verify that there is enough suction to allow the cleaner to work properly. While the pool equipment is on, lift the Hayward Navigator to just below the surface of the water and feel to see if there is a reasonable amount of suction getting to the cleaner. If there doesn't seem to be enough pressure, make sure all baskets are clear of debris, the main pool filter is clean, and that the diverter valve is open to the pool cleaner.


Small Debris Inside the Navigator - If there seems to be enough suction getting to the Navigator, but the pods are not moving back and forth, there is probably some small debris inside the cleaner that is stopping the turbine from moving. In order to remove any debris from inside the cleaner, remove the small access cover from the bottom of the cleaner by loosening the one screw until the plate pulls off. Use your fingers or the hose to clean the inside of the cleaner out.


If following these simple troubleshooting tips doesn't correct your cleaner issue, there is probably a mechanical issue. Take your cleaner into a local swimming pool retailer or have a service company out to assist (though most pool stores will not ever charge you for labor to make repairs!)



Thank you for posting your question on Fix Ya! I hope to have been of some help to you regarding this issue and if you need some additional clarification, please feel free to let me know what happened with your cleaner! We also appreciate your feedback in letting the world know if you were satisfied with our help!



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Dec 11, 2010 | Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner

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It has good suction but will barely move. I replace the bearing and tblack turbine but is still does the same thing. Any suggestins.


Make sure the pods (the things on the sides) are screwed on Really tight. If they're loose at all, they can't move the cleaner.
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Nov 07, 2010 | Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner

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My Navigator stopped working---it just sits there. I replaced the foot pads---still nothing!!


if you have enough suction and it still does nothing, even after replacing the shoes, it probably needs a turbine kit with "a" frames. if the bearings are bad on the turbine or a - frames, it won't let it achieve enough range of motion to actually move the unit. I would recommend installing a turbine kit, with a-frames. hope this helps.

Nov 06, 2010 | Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner

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POOL CLEANER GETS STUCK ON THE MAIN DRAIN


If it's an older Navigator and it just recently started to hang up on the drain cover, replace the throat assembly, part 29. The lugs or hold offs on the bottom of the assembly have worn down and are not breaking the suction as the Navigator travels over the top of the domed drain cover. Replaced mine and no longer have the "my navigator gets stuck on the main drain" problem.

Aug 06, 2010 | Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner

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MY NAVIGATOR IS MOVING VERY SLOW AND GETS STUCK OFTEN ON THE DRAI


Take it apart and make sure it doesn't have trash in the wrong places or broken gears, also check the other end of the hose and make sure you have suction at the unit.

Sep 13, 2009 | Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner

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Does not move


Typically when this happens there are many reasons from not enough suction on the hose do to a improperly adjusted valve or a dirty filter. Navigators will also not move if debris is stuc insde the unit take off screw in the bottom center of the machine wiggle it back and forth and upside down or hold the wings and shake it you may hear somthing inside it wedging up the moving parts get it out if thats not the problem its time for a rebuild kit

Jul 17, 2009 | Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner

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Hayward pool cleaner wont move


Make sure the feet have springs in place, move freely, and rubber not too worn. If that all looks ok, then probably too much suction pressure. Use gauge that came with unit to verify proper suction.

May 30, 2009 | Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner

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