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Everything seems to be working w/ my Polaris 380 except it just sits on the bottom. I took it apart and flushed the hoses but they were clean. I notice a amall leak in the hose where it connects but doesn't seem like it would stop that kind of pressure. Could there be a clogged filter?

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The smallest amount of air getting into the lines can cause enough of a pressure drop to cause that

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My polaris 380 does not move in the water at all. all lines are claer, I took the unit apart to check the belts both belts are on the axles, the large belt seems to be loose looking to me.should the belts...


The belts need to be "snug" but not over tight. If your debris screen is clean and you are getting good flow through the cleaner with water, but it is still not moving, this is a drive issue. It appears you are confident in understanding the mechanics of your pool cleaner, this should not be a difficult task. Lets first troubleshoot the cleaner:
  1. With the Polaris turned off, spin each of the wheels. All wheels should turn together. If not, replace the Drive Belt.
  2. Check the filter screen in the Quick Disconnect and clean if necessary.
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  5. Check the wheel RPM.

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I have suction but the head wont rotate it just sits there in the pool doing nothing


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Polaris 380 stays in the deep end only. What's wrong.


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Which pressure should i use on uwf polaris assembly 380


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The drive belts are loose. Replace the drive belts are at least take the cover off inspect and tighten. The adjustments are the axle blocks. Tighten to where there is about an 1/8" tension while lightly pushing on the belt.

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My polaris' wheels won't turn.


There are several things that could cause this. If everything else works exactly as it should then it may mean there is enough water pressure. Check to see if you can turn the wheels by hand. You should be able to turn one of them and the rest should turn also. If something is stuck between a wheen and the case it chould prevent turning. A couple of other things could cause this problem. If the jet from the water supply is plugged or disconnected it won't be able to turn the turbine that drives the wheels. If there is a problem in the gears, belts or bearings, shafts, adjustments, the turbine can't deliver the power to the wheels. When this happens I usually inspect the cleaner externally and then open it up with a screw driver and if the drive train works I take the cover off the turbine to inspect it. If you know where the screws are and how the parts come apart it should only take 5 minutes to get apart and a little more to put together. I usually put it back together until I have purchased the defective parts so I don't loose anything. Good luck.

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