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The hoses of my Navigator are twisted every time, I change for a new hoses and the problem still there. What can I do? Thank you

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This following web blog is about this problem, and explains possible causes and fixes and how to test for the problem:
The last post has a fix for this problem, it looks like.
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This is probally in the gear box in the top of the unit. Most pool shops will rebuuild the cleaner for you for just the price of the parts or a small shop fee. They can check for any other problems at the same time.

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I would recommend replacing the gearbox. That's what controls the turning so, if it's not turning correctly, that's the cause. It could also be the hoses. You could change the order of the hoses and that might help.

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