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My ****** sucks but it won't go forward. i had all gears and gear box replaced, shoes, wings, could it be the front flap? when i take off the front flap it moves forward. we borrowed a used loaner from the store and it worked great, so I know its not the filter or pool pump.

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You can try "A" frames and a new paddle wheel. If these are bad the suction can be real good and you can get some movement out of the cleaner but as soon as it get's a load on it, it will stop.

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Check all of the following. Ones of these issues is probably causing your pool cleaner to go in circles. Let me know if these soultions don't work and I will be glad to offer more solutions, but I a think one of these might solve your problem:

1. You might not have proper water flow. Too much or too little pressure will cause this to happen. Check the pressure with your flow gauge and adjust if necessary.

2. Check for a partial blockage of the navigator throat. If you have a blockage, it could disrupt the movement of your cleaner. Clear blockage if necessary.

3. Check the shoes and wings. Damage or wear to them can disrupt your patterns of cleaning. If you notice that your shoes or wings are worn, replace them to correct the problem.

4. Check to make sure that your hose is not twisted. It should be clear of kinks, twists, and knots. Untangle if necessary. Laying the hose out in the sun will make it more pliable and easier to untangle if you need to do this.

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