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Back up valve on my Polaris 380 works fine, but just at the very end of the back up cycle it gets an extra boost or something and goes crazy and spins in circles causing my Polaris to be come tangled

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Make sure swivels are not crusty if ok add some more

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Sounds like you may need to replace the timmer

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It sound like you drain hose is siphoning off the rinse water, It needs a standpipe make sure the drain hose is at about the height of the top of the washer, Make sure the drain hose isnt stuck in the drain it also needs an air cap. the drain hose should not lay on the floor to run to the drain

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SOURCE: Hayward Viper 5500 is spinning in circles

We found the problem to be a faulty check valve. the check valve cost about 25.00. I ordered it from poolcenter.com. The check valve is located by the cam. It's an easy fix. The check valve comes with the hose attachment, but since our hose was ok we just used a tie strap to connect the new check valve to the hose...sliped back into place... and it works like a charm once again. The part number is below. go to www.poolcenter.com
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If the wheels are spinning independently you have broken drive belts. The hose swivels are leaking also which could lower the pressure to the head.

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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SOURCE: My polaris 380 wheels won't turn. the belt is

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.

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

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