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How do I remove the "pods" from my Hayward Navigator? I have replacements. I removed the screws holding them in place but they still seem firmly seated. I don't want to break anything. Thanks

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The following link is the instruction manual for these automatic pool cleaners. It should help you get it apart to put on replacement parts.

http://www.backyardcitypools.com/images/hayward/Navigator-manual.pdf

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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.

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Did you have the turbine and A-Frame inspected or the gear box at the back of the cleaner looked at? Hayward Navigators are 100% repairable and most every pool store carries every single part to make the repairs. If these parts are also worn down, you will notice performance issues with your cleaner.
Before we assume the worst, lets run the cleaner through a few inspections.
Simple Troubleshooting for your Hayward Navigator When It Is Not Moving

The most common reason the Hayward Navigator stops moving is there is something blocking the mouth of the cleaner. Pull the cleaner out of the water while the equipment is turned off and make sure the cleaner is not clogged with debris or plugged with a pool toy. Also, make sure that all the internal components are properly installed.


Not Enough Suction - Next, verify that there is enough suction to allow the cleaner to work properly. While the pool equipment is on, lift the Hayward Navigator to just below the surface of the water and feel to see if there is a reasonable amount of suction getting to the cleaner. If there doesn't seem to be enough pressure, make sure all baskets are clear of debris, the main pool filter is clean, and that the diverter valve is open to the pool cleaner.


Small Debris Inside the Navigator - If there seems to be enough suction getting to the Navigator, but the pods are not moving back and forth, there is probably some small debris inside the cleaner that is stopping the turbine from moving. In order to remove any debris from inside the cleaner, remove the small access cover from the bottom of the cleaner by loosening the one screw until the plate pulls off. Use your fingers or the hose to clean the inside of the cleaner out.


If following these simple troubleshooting tips doesn't correct your cleaner issue, there is probably a mechanical issue. Take your cleaner into a local swimming pool retailer or have a service company out to assist (though most pool stores will not ever charge you for labor to make repairs!)



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Your pads should come off with just the removal of a screw. Here is a copy of the users manual for these pool cleaners. It will give you detailed pictures and instructions for replacing the pads.

http://www.backyardcitypools.com/images/hayward/Navigator-manual.pdf

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Make sure to keep the leaf canister and pump basket clear. Another thing to check is; make sure the screws that hold on the pods(the "flippers" on the sides) are Really tight. Those need to be cranked down pretty hard to ensure that they can move the cleaner along.
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It wouldn't hurt to replace the pods (paddles). Also, the wings, flaps, A-frame, turbine, feet(shoes) and the gearbox. All of these things wear and should be done about every 12-18 months, as needed. Before you do any of this, though, try tightening the screw on the pod that's not working. These screws need to be very tight.
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Use a flat head screwdriver and slowly work it underneath the pod and work the pod away from the body.
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I will usually use a large screwdriver. Wedge it in at the axel of the pod and gently pry it on one side then the other. It will slowly come away from the axel. That is all there is to it. Good luck.

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check the bearings on the turbine and "a" frames.
also make sure the left and right pods are tightened properly and the pod shoes are in good shape.

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Remove the plugs with a pair of pliers by prying them off. remove the inset hex-head screws with a socket wrench. Ply the pod away from the main body with a flat head screw diver. 

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