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I need to get the dedicated pool sweep line in my pool to work.

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How do I get a polaris sweep tail to work


A 360 works off of the main pool circulation systems return line.
Is the pool pump on?
Is this a pool/spa combo?
If so, then is the water returning to the pool or the spa? It should not be returning to the spa, dial it back some.
Is water coming out of the dedicated inlet fitting that feeds the 360?
If not, find out why, this is the problem.
If there is water flowing out of this fitting, then the pool sweep itself has something stuck in the drive axle or in the drive wheels.
You could also have "Stripped" gears/teeth on the the 2 front drive wheels, if smooth, (if sections of the two front wheels are smooth where there should be teeth), then replace them.

Take a look at the pic below, you should be able to see the teeth on the inside of the wheel.


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Feb 21, 2015 | Polaris 360 Pool Cleaner 360

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How does polaris work


It is a random traveling, in the pool, cleaning unit.
It can either be driven by water flow without a booster pump, or by pressure, which would require an additional booster pump. This will be plumbed so that its intake comes off of the main pumps return line and then a dedicated discharge line to feed the in pool cleaning head.
There are different types designated by a 3 digit model number. x80 = needing a booster pump and x60 - no need of booster pump. These work off of the return lines coming back to pool from main pump. All of the in the pool return fittings will need to be dramatically reduced down except for one (1) where you feed the unit from.

Then there are suction style that plug into a skimmer or dedicated suction port. These will bring debris directly into the pump hair & lint pot basket and the finer stuff into the filter. Where the Pressure style cleaners have their own catch bag.

Another cool thing is they are equipped with a "Back Up Valve" this little doohickey will pick up the unit every 4-6 minutes and get out of any stuck predicament, like steps, ladders, corners, etc. and send it back on its way in a different part of the pool, pretty cool huh?

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May 27, 2014 | Polaris 380 In Ground Pool Cleaner

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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.

Sep 16, 2011 | Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner

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The sweep tail doesnt sweep


Make sure the opening at the end of the sweep hose is not blocked by the sweep hose scrubber. You might also need to adjust the screw that holds the sweep hose in place. If it is too tight it will not have the slack to move. If it is too loose, it will not have enough tension to move. Try adjusting it and it should have the pool cleaners sweep hose motion.

Mar 14, 2011 | Pentair White/Gray Legend Platinum...

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Polaris 380 sweep hose isn't moving -- i have checked the sweep hose adjustment screw and it does't make a difference. the polaris unit is moving and vacuuming and there is water going through the sweep...


There are a few things to check with these pool cleaners. Make sure the opening at the end of the sweep hose is not blocked by the sweep hose scrubber. If you have any sweep hose weights, you might need to remove or adjust them.

Jan 10, 2011 | Polaris 380 In Ground Pool Cleaner

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My Polaris 380 just stop moving the pump was run and had good pressure turn one wheel they all turn freely also tail dose not move


Check several things if these pool cleaners stop moving. Check the filter screen in the in-line filter and clean, if necessary. Clean the skimmer basket, pump basket, and pool filter. Check all of the hoses,
connections, and swivels for leaks that could cause loss of water pressure. Make sure that your wheel RPM is between 28 and 32. Adjust your thrust if necessary to get RPM to that level.

Aug 03, 2010 | Polaris 380 In Ground Pool Cleaner

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Pool sweep wheels are not turning


Problems with the sweep hose on these pools cleaners usually just means that you need to do some fine tuning. Start by trying to adjust the sweep hose adjustment screw. To adjust, turn off the booster pump and turn the screw clockwise to decrease motion and counterclockwise to increase. You might also need to replace one or both of your swivel ball bearings (part #D20).

May 19, 2010 | Polaris 280 In - Ground Pool Cleaner with...

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280 sweep hose does not sweep-drags behind unit-unit works fine-cleans pool


Make sure that the opening at the end of your pool cleaners sweep hose is not blocked by the sweep hose scrubber. If this does not work, you will need to adjust the sweep hose screw as mentioned above. The only thing that I would add about that is to make sure that you turn your booster pump off before you make adjustments. Hope this helps! I have a copy of the users manual for this model. Let me know if you need it and I can give it to you.

Apr 27, 2010 | Polaris 280 In - Ground Pool Cleaner with...

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I have a Sta-Rite Max-E-Glas II (1.5hp) Pool pump and a Hayward Navigator sweep. The sweep was working then stopped. Pulled it apart found bad bearings replaced them. Ran sweep again worked at first...


Is the pump leaking water? If you lost the prime or are having trouble priming then there would be an air leak somewhere on the suction side of the pump. Poor suction would interfere with the sweep. One way to ell if the pump or suction line(s) are leaking is to examine the inlet basket once the pump is primed. Any air left in there after a few minutes of operation once primed would indicate a leak in the suction/pump.

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