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My wheels are not turning on my Polaris 280, what can I do?

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When my polaris wheels stopped spinning it was the water jet which spins the turbine was clogged. The in-line filter had failed and some small debris had passed through to clog the jet. Easy fix to take off the top cover then take off the turbine cover and examine /clear the hose (clamped on by zip ties) and the plastic jet.

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Make sure the wheels are properly adjusted...If you spin the wheels and they feel like they are grinding you probably stripped the front wheel out. You can swap the back wheel with to frond wheel and adjust.

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Make sure that your thrust jets are properly positioned. You will also want to check for any obstructions in the wheels or axles that would restrict movement. Often with these automatic pool cleaners, one of these two problems is causing restricted movement in the wheels.

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SOURCE: Polaris 280 rear wheel does not turn

Back wheel does not drive. What can it be?

Posted on Jun 10, 2011

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If the cleaner is going too fast then it is likely that there is too much water flow at the drive turbine. Is there a pressure relief valve in the water supply line (at the edge of the pool)? If so then change the tension on the spring to allow less water to get to the cleaner's drive turbine.
The speed of the Polaris is probably the cause of the front wheel lifting as well, however if (after adjusting the water pressure) the front wheel still won't stay on the pool bottom, then perhaps adjust the little jet at the back of the casing. Mine points a little "down" towards the pool floor and this tends to raise the bac k wheel (or alternatively keeps the front wheel in contact with the pool bottom or wall).

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.
Good luck.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a polaris 280 the wheels are to tight

If the front axel is too loose you will notice slippage;If the front axel is too tight, it won't turn. Check the jet stream that comes out the rear. Adjust the direction of the jet so that it's at about 11:00 O'Clock -- subtle changes to the direction will make a big difference. On Polaris 280 models, two of the plastic wheels are making contact with the steel driveshaft. The inside of these wheels have teeth to mate up to the gear-like driveshaft. If wheels have been out of adjustment, or sand and gravel has been a problem in the pool, the plastic teeth on the inside of the wheel can break off or wear down. You can rotate the back right wheel, which is not gear driven, up to the front to extend overall wheel life. ------- But if drive shaft is bent or cracked then it has to be inspected and replaced.------- Click this below for more details regarding wheels too tight on Polaris 280 pool cleaner:--- http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-troubleshoot-polaris-280-wheels.html --------- This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

Posted on Aug 29, 2011

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