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My Aquabot T4 only travels in one direction. It does not go in reverse. The remote does not change the direction. In essence it climbs the wall and migrates along the top of the pool. What is the cause and what is the fix?

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SOURCE: Aquabot is pushing out water but will not move to clean the pool

We've had this happen a few times because we use and abuse our poor bot. I sent it out for repair twice. Then I ordered parts. Self repair was tedious for a non-mechanical guy like me but I did it. Often it is the belts that need to be replaced. Next the rubber tracts. It's worth repairing. And worth repairing yourself if you can.

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SOURCE: our aquabot tips over and of course cannot run

Check the handle for water inside, common problem. Make sure no air is in the system. Remove all floats if installed inside the bag area. Make sure the top water pump is operating, that is what "sucks" it to the side of the pool.

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SOURCE: My Aquabot seems to have lost moves

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I think you have a bad motor it would be better to have it checked on one of their centers or by a local technician to check if it has a serious problem or if it just needs some cleaning.

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SOURCE: aquabot is cleaning only one area of our pool and

The pool hose that is attached to the Aquabot gets set into a pattern so it moves to one part of the pool. Remove the pool hose and rotate it approx 100 degrees and re-attach it, then it will clean the pool. You may need to rotate the hose again to get the cleaner to clean the whole pool area.

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First, if this suggestion doesn't help please check teh box for further assistance as i am not trying to scam you for a few bucks, I would rather fix teh problem. My parents use one of these in their pool and when it started doing this it was a tension issue. In those gears that operate to move it around the pool, there is a tension spring that is supposed to trip when it meets resistance to put it in reverse. When that spring gets weak it stops reversing direction like it is supposed to. You will need to get into that switching area and replace that spring. They went through this same problem for a month and finally I went through and replaced the springs on a hunch and now it works fine.

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