Question about Hayward Navigator Pool Cleaner
My Hayward Navigator gets stuck every time it reaches the side of the pool. It works fine until it meets the wall head on, but then just sits there flapping the paddles but will not turn and head off again. If you hold the hose, with the cleaner hanging underneath it (in the water) then it rotates around fine. Pressure is fine (set to 7 for 7 sections of hose) and have tried running it at higher and lower pressure. Any ideas please?
I have had the same Navigator for many, many years. I have replaced it's guts, pods, feet and gears whenever things wear out. I have a vinyl pool and it works great. I had a problem with it charging into the wall and just sit there beating it's feet ..... now this was my solution, and I'm surprised that Navigator has not altered the design to deal with getting stuck against a wall. This will sound CRAZY but it works great!! Take a plastic lid for a 5 gallon bucket and cut out a round-nose for the front of your navigator. The curved shape is prefect and you can notch the plastic lid and it will snug right into the Navigator body. This gives your Navigator a round-nose and it will never get stuck against a wall again.
Posted on Aug 27, 2009
Great!! That would be my "or otherwise malfunctioning" speculation. Glad you found the symptom at least -- time will tell if it's the problem.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
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