Hayward Pool Cleaner Troubleshooting

Hayward Pool cleaners are the best-selling and highest-rated cleaners in the market, making pool upkeep a breeze. However, even the finest product has bad days. It may become trapped in one place, unable to move, and refuse to start at all.

Hayward Pool cleaners

All of you who own an above-ground pool, in some way, deal with the malfunctioning of the products. The majority of people believe that these issues cannot be resolved without the assistance of a professional. Most users consider contacting a professional or purchasing an expensive replacement. But it is a good idea to first determine whether the issue is one that can be resolved easily or not.

Before you attempt to resolve the issue, first contact the manufacturer’s customer service. However, if your cleaner is still under warranty, proceed with caution.

If your Hayward pool cleaner is not working properly, here are some of the things you can do to troubleshoot it.

Inspect the Power Unit

The first thing to check if your cleaner will not start is the power connection. Cleaners are plugged into a power unit, which is then plugged into an outlet. Make sure the power unit’s button is pushed so that power may flow.

Power Unit

Solution: If the power unit indicates that it is turned on, double-check that the connection between the power unit and the cleaner is secure. There is clearly an electrical problem if the power unit is too far away and the line has grown loose. If you believe it will take too long, contact customer service or a professional.

Pressure Gauge Issue

If the return flow of water to the pool is low, the issue is most likely with the water entering the filter or with the filter itself.

Pressure Gauge

Solution: Examine the pressure gauge on the filter. The pressure gauge indicator offers you a good notion of problems when troubleshooting.

An issue with the Filter

Hayward is a well-known manufacturer of swimming pool filter/pump systems. It uses sand or diatomaceous earth (DE) for water filtering. Hayward’s diatomaceous earth filters have a handle. When the handle is pumped, it regenerates the diatomaceous earth, allowing it to clean the pool more effectively by rearranging the DE.

Hayward Pool Cleaner filter

Solution: Backwash or regenerate the filter. If your filter is a sand filter, backwash it according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. After that, turn on the filter to see if the issue has been rectified.

Check the Dripping Hose

Air can enter the system through dripping hoses, preventing water from flowing. Filters work best in a vacuum, thus any air in the system will cause it to fail.

dripping hoses

Solution: On the pump and filter, tighten all the hose connections. Make sure the filter or pump is correctly connected before troubleshooting.

An issue with the cables

The most common issue with cables is knotting. If the cord is in good condition, the problem could be a mechanical issue with the cleaner. There could be a problem with the motor, tracks, or belts, or it could be one of the many moving elements in a cleaner.

Solution: To begin, make sure the cable is not in the path of the wheels or tracks. In many cases, you will need to replace the damaged motor, tracks, or belts. If you are unable to resolve your issue on your own, contact the manufacturer.

Broken Belts

Belts are necessary whether you are using an interior vacuum or a cleaner that is deep inside. It enables the wheel to spin and work, and what should you do if the belt breaks?

Solution: Check the backup valve and the tail to see where the problem is. If they are moving back and forth but the wheels are not turning, the problem appears to be a damaged belt. Fortunately, it is the simplest approach to troubleshoot a Hayward Pool Cleaner.

Final Word

The majority of Hayward’s products are of excellent quality. Cleaning a large pool takes roughly four hours. However, after several seasons of use, you may notice certain issues with the pool cleaner.

There are some problems you can handle on your own because it is simple and pertains to basic maintenance. Whereas, some of the issues require the replacement of many parts. Make sure you understand all of the Hayward cleaner troubleshooting we’ve covered so far and then put these soft skills to the test.

My name is Ron Walsh. I’m an industry expert, certified pool technician, and avid lover of all things aquatic. In my beautiful homeland of Florida, where I still reside today, pools are everywhere. Needless to say, I learned to love water at a young age. With my love of water, and pools in particular, it was only natural that I follow a career path in the swimming pool industry. If there’s someone to learn about above ground pools, pool cleaners and maintenance from, it would definitely be me. If you have any question just let me know.

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