Question about Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner

1 Answer

The vacuum is moving very slow and not climbing walls

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 640 Answers

Several things can cause these problems with the Hayward pool cleaner. First, check for improper water flow (which can be adjusted with the flow gauge that comes with your cleaner). Partial blockage of the navigator throat can also cause both of these problems and should be cleared if found. Worn shoes or worn wings can also cause both problems. In addition, there are two other things that could be causing it not to climb (but won't really affect how fast it moves). Check to make sure that the hose isn't too short and that there is not improper ension in the rear flap. Hope this helps. let me know if you have any more questions.

Posted on May 19, 2010

  • Bob Oldershaw Jun 09, 2012

    How do you fix the tension in the rear flap? Should it be as "loose" as the front flap?


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My Gw9500 won't climb all walls in my pool

get one of your kids to do it by hand. Those things never do anything except destroy your pool and income.

Jun 10, 2014 | Pentair Kreepy Krauly Great White GW9500

2 Answers

My zodiac cleaner keeps climbing the wall and then sucks air

You need to adjust the suction down on the cleaner. This type of cleaner only needs about 10lbs of vacuum pressure

Apr 14, 2014 | Zodiac Pacer Pool Cleaner

1 Answer

My son's rock climbing wall broke and we need to either fix it or find a rock climbing facility in the Phoenix Arizona area.

I am not very handy when it comes to fixing things but I am good when it comes to research and finding good deals. I read that you might also be looking for a rock climbing facility in Arizona. You can check out Phoenix Rock Gym. They have a huge facility specifically meant for rock climbing. The website which is Pogo Pass has some discounted passes for the Phoenix Rock Gym. If your looking to fix the rock wall maybe home depot would be a good start.

Jun 10, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

My Dolphin pool cleaner runs fine along the bottom of the pool but will stop and shut down when it ties to climb the side of the pool. If I move it away from the wall it will run around until it moves to...

The control board inside the motor pack is failing as the sensor for the units orientation is included on that board. The only way to fix it is a new motor pack. For additional information on repair parts or sending it in for service please contact Maytronics at or us thru


Jul 07, 2011 | Dolphin Maytronics Advantage

1 Answer

It stops after 30 min. Lays on it's back then starts up again. Has trouble climbing the walls to the very top

There are several problems that could make these automatic pool cleaners fail to climb the walls. The cleaner could be too heavy. Empty and wash the filter bag and add floats if necessary. If there are excessive amounts of algae on the wall, you will need to brush the walls first. The algae can prevent the cleaner from climbing. Make sure that the temp is at least 65 degrees in the pool. Make sure that there is no water in the handle and that the bushes arent worn. If the cleaner is too light, add weights. Make sure there is nothing caught in the impeller.

Jun 25, 2010 | Smart Pool Inc Dolphin Diagnostic...

1 Answer

When a/c is running why would air stop comming through vent and go through defrost?

The panels (or flaps, if you prefer) that are used to direct the air to the windshield, the panel, or the floor are operated by engine vacuum to be moved one way, and spring tension to move the other. When you step on the gas to climb a hill, or move out from a stop, the vacuum goes away (it is generated by the engine trying to get air, and the closed throttle preventing it from doing so), and the panels are moved into their rest position by the springs. So the air direction can change until the vacuum is reestablished to properly configure the ventilation directing panels.

On my Aries K wagon, the air comes out the defrost when I step on the gas.

Jun 15, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Blazer

1 Answer

My son cannot get robin over the fence/gate - i am clueless as to how to help him. r there not instructions for these games? any help is appreciated!

Hope this is what you are looking for:

Use the D-Pad to move around
Y is to shoot or swing your weapon, or just hit with your fists
A is to use switches, pick up objects, build LEGO objects, use the Batarang
B is to jump
X is to Tag between characters in the game.
L and R are to switch characters in the freeplay mode and some parts of the
story mode. You can also use the Touchpad to switch characters.

See the character abilities section for more inforomation.

Vehicle controls

D-Pad to move, press down to slow the vehicle.
X is to use the Boost rockets, you need Boost Energy to do so.
Y is to shoot.
I think this is the part where he is stuck...
You will see
a Blue Brick Machine in the area. Gather the 2 Blue Bricks nearby, and step on
a circular floor switch to get the 3rd one. Placeing all 3 of them on the
machine gets you a Grapple Spot to build & use as Batman. Build & use a wall
switch to get a ladder to build for Robin to climb up. Switch to Robin and
head towards the back of the ledge to build a Tightrope. Cross the Tightrope
with Robin to get to the top of the Cinema. Build & use a wall switch to open
the door near the gate that is locked. Go into the door & use a wall switch to
open the doors to the cinema. Switch to Batman & Bomb the Red box in the lobby.
This gets you 2 circular floor switches to build. Step on one, and your partner
will step on the other. This makes a ladder to build appear, carefully avoid the
green stuff in this area, cause you are not immune to toxic & climb the ladder
and Bomb the lock on the gate to get it open.

Oct 10, 2009 | Warner Bros. Interactive Lego Batman for...

2 Answers

Dolphin will not climb up walls.

What is you pool surface? It may need climbing rings to assist it on 'slick' surfaces like fiberglass.

Try moving the location of where you set the power supply from use to use to allow it's cleaning patterns to shift around for better coverage.

Jun 07, 2009 | Smart Pool Inc Dolphin Diagnostic...

1 Answer

Tiger shark just doesnt clean very well

I the filter is not very clean the pump will not push hard enough to hold the tracks onto the walls. Try running without filter in a very clean pool for a few minutes to see if it solves the climb walls replace the filter and clean the unit

May 26, 2009 | Aqua Vac Tiger Shark

9 Answers

Enchanted climbing level help

I have made to the second climbing level but can't get rid of the giant monster.... It killed me 3 times................... For the first climbing level you have to go where the angry mushroom is and make Gisele walk between the wall and the small vine fence, The best way to do it is to make Gisele follow the wall by going against it. the rest is pretty easy just follow the instructions.( It's the wall on the right)

Apr 03, 2008 | Nintendo DS Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner Logo

1,573 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hayward Pool & Spa Experts

Jay Finke
Jay Finke

Level 3 Expert

1338 Answers

Bill Jordan

Level 2 Expert

372 Answers

john h

Level 3 Expert

11173 Answers

Are you a Hayward Pool and Spa Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides