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2 Wheel Automatic Swimming Pool Cleaner
  The 2x Suction PoolCleaner™ and 4x Suction PoolCleaner™ use your existing pump and filter for power. These automatic pool cleaners plug into either your designated suction port or the skimmer.
The 2x is ideal for most average sized pools, while the 4x is suited for larger pools.
4 Wheel Automatic Swimming Pool Cleaner
  The revolutionary new Pressure PoolCleaner™ uses your existing pump. There is no need for an extra booster pump. This means energy savings.
Return Side Pressure Pool Cleaner
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The 2 Wheel Suction PoolCleaner™ and 4 Wheel Suction PoolCleaner™ are now avaliable in the LIMITED EDITION black bottom models.
  We now have a revolutionary automatic swimming pool cleaner storage system. The PoolCleaner Keeper dramatically prolongs the life of your hoses as it eliminates coiling. GREAT FOR ANY CLEANER!
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TROUBLESHOOTING



Troubleshooting for Suction Cleaners. Troubleshooting for Pressure Cleaner.
The PoolCleaner does NOT move. The PoolCleaner does NOT move.
The PoolCleaner moves too slow. The PoolCleaner moves too slow.
The Automatic Bypass Valve has popped. The right wheel will NOT turn when rotated by hand.
The right wheel will NOT turn when rotated by hand. The loops in the hoses WON'T come out. (Hoses won't straighten)
The loops in the hoses WON'T come out. (Hoses won't straighten) The PoolCleaner does NOT clean the entire pool.
The PoolCleaner does NOT clean the entire pool. The PoolCleaner WON'T climb the wall.
The PoolCleaner WON'T climb the wall. The PoolCleaner falls on its side and takes TOO long to recover.
The PoolCleaner falls on its side and takes TOO long to recover. The PoolCleaner climbs the wall TOO much or it climbs out.
The PoolCleaner climbs the wall TOO much or it climbs out. ...

If your problem is not listed above, please contact Techical Support.

Suction is blue and pressure is green.



THE POOLCLEANER DOES NOT MOVE
Possible Cause
Solution
Video
The pump may be turned off. Make sure the pump is ON .
The three way valve may be in the wrong position. If you have a designated suction port, divert suction away from your skimmers or maindrains to the suction port. If you are using the skimmer divert suction away from the maindrain to the skimmer. .
The system may be dirty. The filter may be dirty, and or the skimmer baskets over packed with debris. .
The pump may not be primed Make sure the pump is primed. .
You may have a suction leak. Check for leaks in the system. (Bubbles in the returning water). Fix the leak. .
The Automatic Bypass Valve may have popped. Reset the Valve. Click here to see how. Reset Valve
There could be a problem or obstruction somewhere in the system. Clean and backwash the filter, clean the pump basket, make sure the vacuum hose is free from debris and leaks, check if pump impeller is blocked (see pump manual (impeller blockage is common in areas with pine needles)) .
Obstruction in the PoolCleaner itself.

To determine if there is an obstruction, take the cleaner out of the pool hold it in your hand with the sticker facing AWAY from you now turn the right front wheel forward (right is where your right hand is). If the cleaner moves smoothly, you don't have an obstruction (check the system its not the cleaner). If it wont move or stutters you will have to clear the obstruction. Click here to see how.

2 Wheel Obstruction

2 Wheel

4 Wheel Obstruction

4 Wheel




THE POOLCLEANER MOVES TOO SLOW (less than 11 RPM)
Possible Cause
Solution
Video
There could be a problem or obstruction somewhere in the system. Clean and backwash the filter, clean the pump basket, make sure the vacuum hose is free from debris and leaks, check if pump impeller is blocked (see pump manual) .
Low wheel RPM (insufficient flow) (See the manual to adjust RPM) After adjusting, if it is still below 7 RPM your pump is not strong enough (the PoolCleaner™ will still move and clean but wont go up the wall). At such low flow most other cleaners won’t work at all. .
Obstruction in the PoolCleaner itself. Clear the obstruction. Click here to see how. 2 Wheel Obstruction

2 Wheel

4 Wheel Obstruction

4 Wheel

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See also the solutions for the cleaner "does not move" above.
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THE AUTOMATIC BYPASS VALVE HAS POPPED
Possible Cause
Solution
Video
Something may be stuck under the PoolCleaner AFTER SWITCHING PUMP OFF. Remove the blockage .
The hoses or pipes may be blocked AFTER SWITCHING PUMP OFF. Remove the blockage .
Obstruction in the PoolCleaner itself. Clear the obstruction. Click here to see how. 2 Wheel Obstruction

2 Wheel

4 Wheel Obstruction

4 Wheel

There could be a problem or obstruction somewhere in the system. Clean and backwash the filter, clean the pump basket, make sure the vacuum hose is free from debris and leaks, check if pump impeller is blocked (see pump manual) .
There is too much flow Check that the system is not set to too much suction hence tripping the Bypass Valve (Reset Bypass Valve) Reset Valve
Once problem is identified and solved. Reset the Valve. Click here to see how. Reset Valve


THE RIGHT WHEEL WILL NOT TURN WHEN ROTATED BY HAND 
Possible Cause
Solution
Video
There could be a problem or obstruction in the PoolCleaner. Either in the turbine vanes or the gearing. Clear the obstruction. Click here to see how.

(there could be something in the turbine chamber or something stuck in the wheel hub)

2 Wheel Obstruction

2 Wheel

4 Wheel Obstruction

4 Wheel

Turbine vanes could be worn. Replace turbine vanes. Click here to see how. Same as above



THE LOOPS IN THE HOSES WONT COME OUT
(hoses won't straighten) 

Possible Cause
Solution
The hoses must have been stored in a coiled position. Lay them straight in the sunlight. If that doesn't work, replace that section of hose. Next time store them straight! You can get a PoolCleaner Keeper to solve this problem.
Dirt in the swivel cone. (Swivel on the head of the cleaner). Although the swivel is self-cleaning there may be excessive debris. Remove any debris. It is helpful to place the swivel under a running tap while twisting to clean.


THE POOLCLEANER DOES NOT CLEAN THE ENTIRE POOL.
Possible Cause
Solution
The vacuum hose is too short. The hoses must be one to two lengths longer than the farthest point from attachment.(See manual)
The hose cone swivel may be blocked. Although the swivel is self-cleaning there may be excessive debris. Remove any debris. It is helpful to place the swivel under a running tap while twisting to clean.
Pool return fittings may be pushing the PoolCleaner hoses away Make sure return fittings are pointed DOWN. (See manual)
The float may be in the wrong position. The Float should be 24” (60 cm) from the gray cuff. (See manual)


THE POOLCLEANER WONT CLIMB THE WALL.
Possible Cause
Solution

See Above

See “moves too slow” and “doesn’t clean entire pool” (See above)
The float position may need to be adjusted. For the most part make sure the Float is 24” (60 cm) away from gray cuff (See manual). But it may be necessary to adjust it by twisting the Float away from the gray cuff to improve climbing. Other factors may be at work like water too shallow, return fittings not pointed down, hoses too short.
Not enough Suction. Increase suction to the cleaner.
... Note: It is NOT imperative for a cleaner to go up the wall as there is no dirt or very little dirt on the walls.


THE POOLCLEANER FALLS ON ITS SIDE AND TAKES
 TOO LONG TO RECOVER.
Possible Cause
Solution
The vacuum hose is too short. The hoses must be one to two lengths longer than the farthest point from attachment. (See manual)
The float may be in the wrong position Adjust float to be 24” (60 cm) from the gray cuff. Other factors may be at work like water too shallow, return fittings not pointed down, hoses too short.


THE POOLCLEANER CLIMBS THE WALL TOO MUCH
 OR IT CLIMBS OUT.
Possible Cause
Solution
Video
Too much suction (flow). Make sure the Automatic Bypass Valve is installed. You may have to adjust your 3 - way valve (See manual) .
The tire treads may be worn and/or the skirts may be worn, hence increasing the suction under the machine.
Replace tires and/or skirts
Exchanging Tires

Tires

Exchanging Skirts

Skirts

The PoolCleaner may not be turning enough. The 2X PoolCleaner™ turns every 8-10 ft. and is intended for pools up to 24 ft long, whereas the 4X PoolCleaner™ turns every 11-14 ft. and is intended for pools larger then 20 ft. long. .

if your problem is not listed above please contact us at info@thepoolcleaner.com



THE POOLCLEANER DOES NOT MOVE.
Possible Cause
Solution
Video
The pump may be turned off Make sure the pump is ON .
The pump may not be primed Make sure the pump is primed and check for leaks in the system. .
There could be a problem or obstruction somewhere in the system. Clean and backwash the filter, clean the pump basket, make sure the vacuum hose is free from debris and leaks, check if pump impeller is blocked (see pump manual) .
Obstruction in the PoolCleaner itself. Clear the obstruction. Click here to see how. Pressure Obstruction
Not enough flow to the cleaner. You may have to close off one or more of the other returns with eyeballs that restrict flow. .
Not enough flow to the cleaner If you are using a booster pump, the cleaner is not intended to be used with a booster pump. Most booster pumps do not deliver enough volume. The idea behind the cleaner is to save energy and hence eliminate the need for a booster pump.



THE POOLCLEANER MOVES TOO SLOW (less than 11 RPM)
Possible Cause
Solution
Video
There could be a problem or obstruction somewhere in the system. Clean and backwash the filter, clean the pump basket, make sure the vacuum hose is free from debris and leaks, check if pump impeller is blocked (see pump manual). Check if hoses are leaking. .
Low wheel RPM (insufficient flow) (See manual to adjust RPM) After adjusting, if it is still below 7 RPM your pump is not strong enough (the PoolCleaner™ will still move and clean but wont go up the wall). At such low flow most other cleaners won’t work at all. .
Obstruction in the PoolCleaner itself. Clear the obstruction. Click here to see how. Pressure Obstruction
Not enough flow to the cleaner. You may have to close off one or more of the other returns with eyeballs that restrict flow. .
Not enough flow to the cleaner If you are using a booster pump, the cleaner is not intended to be used with a booster pump. Most booster pumps do not deliver enough volume. The idea behind the cleaner is to save energy and hence eliminate the need for a booster pump. .
The Hoses may be leaking Make sure the hoses are snapped together properly. (See manual)
See also the solutions for the cleaner "does not move" above.
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THE RIGHT WHEEL WILL NOT TURN WHEN ROTATED BY HAND 


Possible Cause
Solution
Video
There could be a problem or obstruction in the PoolCleaner. Either in the turbine vanes or the gearing. Clear the obstruction. Click here to see how. Pressure Obstruction
Turbine vanes could be worn. Replace turbine vanes. Click here to see how. Pressure Obstruction


THE LOOPS IN THE HOSES WONT COME OUT
(hoses won't straighten) 

Possible Cause
Solution
The hoses must have been stored in a coiled position. Lay them straight in the sunlight. If that doesn't work, replace that section of hose. Next time store them straight!
. You can get a PoolCleaner Keeper to solve this problem.



THE POOLCLEANER DOES NOT CLEAN THE ENTIRE POOL
Possible Cause
Solution
The hose is too short. The hoses must be half to one length longer than the farthest point from attachment. (See manual)
Pool return fittings may be pushing the PoolCleaner hoses away. Make sure return fittings are pointed DOWN.
The float may be in the wrong position. The Float should be 24” (60 cm) from the cleaner. (See manual)
The Hoses may be leaking Make sure the hoses are snapped together properly. (See manual)
The Dirt bag may be stuffed with debris. As our Dirt bag is so big it becomes heavy when stuffed. Clean it our before it gets too full.


THE POOLCLEANER WONT CLIMB THE WALL.
Possible Cause
Solution

See Above

See “moves too slow” and “doesn’t clean entire pool” See Above
The float position may need to be adjusted. For the most part make sure the Float is 24” (60 cm) away from gray cuff (See manual). But it may be necessary to adjust it by twisting the Float away from the gray cuff to improve climbing. Other factors may be at work like water too shallow, return fittings not pointed down, hoses too short.
Not enough Flow. You may have to close off one or more of the other returns with eyeballs that restrict flow. If you are using a booster pump, the cleaner is not intended to be used with a booster pump. Most booster pumps do not deliver enough volume. The idea behind the cleaner is to save energy and hence eliminate the need for a booster pump.
The Hoses may be leaking Make sure the hoses are snapped together properly. (See manual)
... Note: It is NOT imperative for a cleaner to go up the wall as there is no dirt or very little dirt on the walls.


THE POOLCLEANER FALLS ON ITS SIDE AND 
TAKES TOO LONG TO RECOVER
Possible Cause
Solution
The hose is too short. The hoses must be half to one length longer than the farthest point from attachment. (See manual)
The float may be in the wrong position Adjust float to be 24” (60 cm) from the cleaner.. Other factors may be at work like water too shallow, return fittings not pointed down, hoses too short.
... As a fix you can add an additional float to the first length of hose (the one attached to the cleaner), right next to the one that is 24" away from the head. You may use the float closest to the pool outlet for this purpose.


If your problem is not listed above, please contact Techical Support.



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