Dolphin Diagnostic Easy Repair

by Jeff Hobart
(Hollis Maine)

I brought my cleaner out a few weeks ago after being stored since last fall. I put it in my pool and it went a little forward and back and stopped moving. I pulled the side covers and found no problems. I did live chat with Maytronics and explained the yellow impeller would not go and it was stuck. I did the upside down test with machine on a bench and it cycled and again I said the impeller would not run. The end result was send machine in. Maybe it will need a new sealed motor. (approx $540. plus 2 way shipping).

At this point I was ready to buy a new one. It lasted five years and had been great. I decided to give it one last shot and put pressure on the impeller because I had nothing to lose. I gently began twisting it back and forth and it worked free and is working perfect. Be gentle when twisting it back and forth so you don't break it. I bet this would fix lots of these machines

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May 07, 2013
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Pool too cold
by: Anonymous

I live in Clorado and am just now opening my pool. The water temp is 53 degrees. Would that keep my Dolphin from starting? It doesn't work at all. I have power to the power supply and I have checked the fuse.

Aug 11, 2012
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Freaking Genius!
by: Mike from Virginia

I tried your suggestion and it worked! Thanks for saving me a grand. You will be blessed.

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