Pentair Rebel Pool Cleaner problem
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Greetings everyone, hope someone can assist me or point me into the right direction here..

i have a Pentair Rebel (2 wheeled Pool Cleaner), i recently discovered my floor of the pool being very dirty, and noticed the pool cleaner is
not moving around the entire pool as supposed to. it will stay in 1 spot for a long time, and tends to move very slowly

so i've checked, the suction and it seems fine, opened to pool cleaner to check for debris, checked the pipes for any blockage but all is fine.
did a backwash and rinse, but nothing seems to change

i checked the pool cleaner closely, and the wheels seems to move at its correct rate of 13rpm, so i do not know what the problem could be

can anyone advise on this

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If everything is checking out
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Tech, Pentair
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If everything is checking out ok from what you've stated we may need to have one of our warranty dealers take a look at it, I will private message you with warranty center information.

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Hi, I have the same problem.
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Hi, I have the same problem. I bought the Rebel about 12 months ago on the assurance from the pool shop that it would work on tiled pools. Its never worked properly since I bought it. Mechanically the unit is fine, suction is fine, everything is working fine, but the wheels will not gain any traction on my tiled pool. It sits in the deep end moving in a very small circle area and then rotating on its axis I've contacted the pool shop several times but they won't help. Its unfortunate that the Rebel doesn't have special retrofit tyres for tiled pools like other cleaners have. Or does it?? Hope you can help. David

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Mine does the same thing. I
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Mine does the same thing. I'm looking for the answer now and will post unless I find it in additional threads.

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Try this as step 1 from the
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Try this as step 1 from the manual. It has the biggest effect on coverage.
Calculating Cleaner Speed (RPM) Without the Flow Gauge
If you do not have the flow gauge originally included with your cleaner, following the steps below will allow you
to calculate the cleaner speed and adjust RPM as needed.
1. While the cleaner is running, bring the cleaner up to just beneath the pool's water surface.
Note: Be sure to keep the cleaner submerged while the pump is operating. This prevents the cleaner from
pulling air into the pool system.
2. Count the number of full rotations made by the wheel over a period of one minute. The number of rotations
will give you the revolutions per minute; or RPM's. An easy way to be sure you are counting full rotations is
by counting the number of times the wheel hump passes by the swivel assembly.
3. For proper performance, the Rebel cleaner operates between 11-13 RPM.
If the RPM is below 11 adjust the regulator valve (rotate adjustment knob clockwise) and repeat steps 1-2
until the RPM falls back into the optimal range.
If the RPM is higher than 13 adjust the regulator valve (rotate adjustment knob counterclockwise) and repeat
steps 1-2 until the RPM falls back into the optimal range.

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CLEANER STAYS IN ONE SIDE OF
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CLEANER STAYS IN ONE SIDE OF THE POOL ALWAYS....Corrective Action:
Check flow with flow gauge included or by calculating the cleaner RPM and adjust the flow
if necessary using the regulator valve. See page 4.
Check the return line water flow and redirect as necessary with the included eyeball
diverter. See page 5.
Check that hose is long enough to reach the furthest point in the pool. See page 5.
Check for proper hose float placement. The float may be in the wrong position. See page 2.
Be sure that the swivel assembly (at top of cleaner) rotates smoothly. If not, the swivel
assembly may be dirty and require cleaning.

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