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Navigator only turns one way, twisting up the line

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Try one of these soultions. If you try these suggestions and it still doesn't work correctly, let me know and I will offer some different ideas. With this brand of pool cleaners, troubleshooting is usually pretty simple.

1. You might have an improper water flow that is causing your trajectory to falter. To remedy this, check your water flow with a flow gauge and adjust as necessary. If you have too little or too much pressure, you cleaner will not move correctly.
2. Look for a blockage in the navigator throat. If you see one, remove it. A blockage on one side could cause the cleaner to only turn in one direction.
3. Check for worn shoes and wings. Replace if necessary.
4. Check and clean the rear screen.
5. Check to make sure that the gears are clear and they they rotate smoothly in both directions.
6. Clean, repair, or replace the gear box.
7. Check turbine and spindle gear assembly, as well as all connections, and make adjustments as necessary.

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Likely a bad or stuck gear box. It can be cleaned, but probably easier to replace the gear box. Gearbox is responsible for turning of the cleaner.

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