Dolphin Motor Repair (recommended read)

by Randy Bradley
(Columbia, SC)

Often times the failure of the motor is related to the small circuit board that is inside the motor assembly. I found an on-line repair facility, Circuit Board Medics located in Greenville SC who was able to test and repair the motor circuit board for $150. That saved me from buying a $400 motor for my unit.

ADMIN REPLY: Excellent advice! Thank you for taking time to share.

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Apr 19, 2017
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Gave up--parting mine out now
by: Parts Away

I had the impeller motor go. Tried to repair it and tried the resistor trick, but the motor won't keep running. Decided to part it out now and earn a down-payment on a newer pool cleaner. Just listed on Craigslist in Vanouver. I enjoyed the dolphin while I had it though. Simple and stealthy.

Feb 09, 2015
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Damaged Cord
by: RBB

These how up quite frequently on eBay with a decent price. Sellers will part out units that have a dead motor.

Feb 08, 2015
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Power cord
by: Anonymous

I need to buy the cord that actually goes to the dolphin. My dogs chewed mine up

Jan 13, 2015
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Repairs
by: Anonymous

I finally stopped trying - It is generally the IC board in the motor or the power supply.

I found a great source for replacement parts -

Margaret Mills
Marina Pool, Spa & Patio
7777 West Jewell Avenue
Lakewood, Colorado 80232
303-985-0077

After a lot of hours and looking, I found that the best way to go. You can order just the motor and they are easy to drop in.

Jan 13, 2015
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To Randy Bradley
by: Anonymous

I'm in Columbia and need my Dolphin repaired. Runs for a few minutes then stops. Can turn on again using remote and works again for a short time. Can you repair it? Would at least save me on shipping costs.
Thanks

Apr 07, 2014
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Used Top Impeller Motor
by: Anonymous

Randy, It would be great to get one of those motors, as I haven't ound one anywhere. Reach out to me at: vzezreu5@verizon.net, let's figure something out.

- Mike

Apr 07, 2014
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You Can Sometimes Find Used Motors
by: Randy Bradley

I also have a couple of the motors with board issues that I am not going to repair since I found the source for reasonably priced refurbished motors. I would be glad to give you a top impeller motor for just the cost of shipping if I had a way to get your contact information. Occasionally you will see the motors offered on eBay also as individual items. - Randy

Apr 07, 2014
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Source for Replacement Motor
by: Randy Bradley

I had one motor repaired and since then, I have not found anyone who could / would repair the motor boards.

I since have found a source for replacement motors for under $300 - at that price, it is not worth having them repaired when you can get a guaranteed replacement motor at that price -

Margaret Mills
Marina Pool, Spa & Patio
7777 West Jewell Avenue
Lakewood, Colorado 80232
303-985-0077

Apr 07, 2014
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Even deeper in the hole
by: minke

I too contacted Industrial Electonics, who said they would repair my board for $350 plus $25 shipping and guaranteed it for a year. Problem was went I got it back, same problem. I then sent both motors and the board to Industrial Electonics, and they told me the fan motor is bad and cannot be repaired. So now I am even deeper in the hole to this robot. Anyone know where I can find a replacement motor? I've googled for hours with no success.

Feb 27, 2014
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Dophin Diagnostic Motor Card
by: ChrisD

Industrial Electonics wanted to charge me $350 plus $25 shipping to fix my board (but guaranteed for a year). And I think its only the Timing Chip (starts goes backwards and stops). I declined.

Jul 15, 2013
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Service Source
by: Randy Bradley

The guys in Greenville SC are no longer servicing the motor board, but I found another source. Industrial Electronic Repair in North Carolina lists the circuit boards from Maytronics as something they service. http://www.iernc.com/manufactures/B/Board%20Repair/index2.php

I have not tried them yet, but plan to send them a motor shortly. Good luck!

Sep 12, 2012
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Randy Bradley what is the name of the company
by: 64doggie

Randy Bradley from (Columbia, SC) Whai is the name of the company that repaired the CKY board.
From what I'm seeing the Dolphin has major problems with it CKT board. I have had two. One was the motor and the newer one has been sent in befor for repairs last year, Please get me the name of the company that fixed your board.

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