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The pool buster won't run at all.

My husband was cleaning the deep end of the pool with our pool buster and lifted it out of the water long enough to extend the handle. It quit and wouldn't start up again. It won"t take a charge. In other words it completely died. Can we do anything to fix it?

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I had the same problem when I started to use mine at the beginning of the pool season here. If yours is anything like mine when I opened it up I found the motor was completely rusted and the drive gears would not turn. I'm not sure if the batteries are dead as there was a lot of corrosion on the charging terminal. It is simple to open the case and then open up the motor/battery housing - just a LOT of screws!

The options seem to be buying a replacement battery and motor pack from Aquatech the makers and replacing the defective unit. I think the cost is around $130 but for that sort of money you can buy a new one on Ebay - depends if you have the Commercial Grade unit but I've seen that new on Ebay for $185ish too

If it is just the battery you might be able to buy a replacement battery alone from Aquatech but I haven't checked it yet - on thier site it shows only the whole motor and battery unit as a replacement. In theory it should be possible to get a set of batteries made up for a lot less than Aquatech probably charges - I saw one web posting where a guy had Interstate make him up the batteries for $28.

Frankly, the pool buster seems to have a lot if issues once it gets old (past the 1 year warranty) and the battery charger had a lot to do with the issues as it would overcharge. From my research it seems a common problem that water can enter the unit if the seals on the screw in starter fail. BTW the unit is now called the Pool Blaster but to all intents and purposes seems like the same model but with a different catch on the front holding the plastic cup to the body

Hope this helps

Posted on Jun 06, 2010

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Poolboy10 is correct, this is a poorly manufactured product. You won't have any luck getting help from Watertech the manufacturer. Buyer beware! I plan on getting parts from Ebay and fixing it myself, then sealing the motorbox with silicone. Good luck.

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

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