Hayward Navigator V-Flex Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with your Hayward Navigator V-Flex Pool Cleaner, you are not alone. Many Hayward Navigator V-Flex owners experience issues with their pool cleaner from time to time, and it can be frustrating to deal with these problems.

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Hayward Navigator V-Flex Pool Cleaner Problems

Below are common issues and solutions for the Hayward Navigator V-Flex:

The Hayward Navigator V-Flex Slow or no forward movement.

Cause Solution
  • Low or no water pressure.
  • Check filtration and booster pumps, valves, cleaner connections. Check cleaner pressure

The Hayward Navigator V-Flex Cleaner does not reach farthest point in pool.

Cause Solution
  • Hose too short
  • Check hose length

The Hayward Navigator V-Flex Hose frequently tangles

Cause Solution
  • Float not properly placed
  • Check float is centered on the two-foot hose connected to the pipe closest to the cleaner.
  • Hose too long
  • Check hose length
  • Sweep hose not moving
  • Check sweep hose for holes or clogs, increase sweep hose power

The Hayward Navigator V-Flex Sweep hose sprays out of pool

Cause Solution
  • Sweep hose power too strong
  • Reduce sweep hose power

The Hayward Navigator V-Flex Little or no sweep hose movement

Cause Solution
  • Sweep hose power too weak
  • Increase hose power
  • Hole in sweep hose
  • Replace sweep hose
  • Debris clogging sweep hose
  • Disconnect sweep hose and flush out

The Hayward Navigator V-Flex Cleaner running on side or upside down

Cause Solution
  • Heavy debris
  • Empty bag
  • Pressure too high
  • Check operating pressure

The Hayward Navigator V-Flex Cleaner cannot climb to the surface in TOP mode

Cause Solution
  • Pressure too high or too low
  • Check operating pressure
  • Too much heavy debris in bag
  • Empty bag

The Hayward Navigator V-Flex Cleaner runs in small circles

Cause Solution
  • Hose on hose cleaner end assembly bent
  • Lay out in sun until straight

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How to Diagnose and Repair a Hayward Navigator V-Flex

This guide will help you identify and resolve issues with your Hayward Navigator V-Flex Pool Cleaner.

What Should I Do If the Hayward Navigator V-Flex Has Slow or No Forward Movement?

If your Hayward Navigator V-Flex has slow or no forward movement, check for low or no water pressure. Inspect the filtration and booster pumps, valves, and cleaner connections. Make sure the cleaner pressure is adequate for operation.

How to Fix the Hayward Navigator V-Flex Cleaner When It Does Not Reach the Farthest Point in the Pool?

If the Hayward Navigator V-Flex cleaner fails to reach the farthest point of the pool, verify that the hose length is sufficient. An additional hose section may be needed to cover the entire pool area.

What to Do If the Hayward Navigator V-Flex Hose Frequently Tangles?

To prevent the hose from tangling, ensure the float is properly centered on the two-foot hose connected to the pipe closest to the cleaner. If the hose is too long, adjust the length. Also, if the sweep hose is not moving, inspect it for holes or clogs and adjust the power if necessary.

How to Resolve the Issue of the Hayward Navigator V-Flex Sweep Hose Spraying Out of Pool?

If the sweep hose is spraying water out of the pool, the power may be set too strong. Reduce the sweep hose power to correct this issue.

How to Fix Little or No Sweep Hose Movement for the Hayward Navigator V-Flex?

For little or no sweep hose movement, increase the hose power if it’s too weak. If there’s a hole in the sweep hose or it’s clogged with debris, replace the hose or disconnect and flush it out respectively.

What to Do If the Hayward Navigator V-Flex Cleaner Is Running on Its Side or Upside Down?

If the cleaner is running on its side or upside down, it may be due to heavy debris in the bag. Empty the bag and check the operating pressure to ensure it’s not too high.

How to Fix the Hayward Navigator V-Flex Cleaner If It Cannot Climb to the Surface in TOP Mode?

If the cleaner cannot climb to the surface in TOP mode, check the operating pressure as it may be too high or too low. Also, remove any heavy debris from the bag that might be hindering movement.

What to Do If the Hayward Navigator V-Flex Cleaner Runs in Small Circles?

If the cleaner runs in small circles, the issue may be with the hose on the cleaner end assembly being bent. Lay the hose out in the sun until it straightens to resolve this problem.

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