Pentair Kreepy Krauly Legend II Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with your Pentair Kreepy Krauly Legend II Pool Cleaner, you are not alone. Many Pentair Kreepy Krauly Legend II 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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Pentair Kreepy Krauly Legend II Pool Cleaner Problems

Below are common issues and solutions for the Pentair Kreepy Krauly Legend II:

The Pentair Kreepy Krauly Legend II cleaner doesn’t move or moves sluggishly or hangs up on steps.

1. Be sure filter and filter pump are on and working properly. (You may need to clean your pool filter system.)
2. Check to see if the skimmer and
basket are clean.
3. Check the Wall Fitting screen for debris
and rinse clean.
4. Check wheel RPM, (see pages 5-6).
5. Determine if the Back-Up Valve is
cycling. (Hold the valve out of the
water and the jet should come on for
approx. 30 seconds and shut off for
approx. 3 minutes and 30 seconds.)
6. Check all the Hose connections and
Swivels for leaks that can cause loss
of water pressure.
7. Check debris that may be jammed in
the gear teeth on one of the front drive
wheels. Gently rotate the front wheels
backward to dislodge debris.

The Pentair Kreepy Krauly Legend II cleaner flies around pool.

1. Check wheel RPM, and if more than
32 RPM make adjustment at Wall
Fitting by turning the Pressure Relief
Valve slowly until RPM falls between
25-32; or if an adjustable gate valve
has been installed, adjust the valve to
decrease water flow.
2. Air in system, see a Pool Professional.

The Pentair Kreepy Krauly Legend II cleaner will not back up.

1. Determine if the Back-Up Valve is
cycling. (Hold the valve out of the
water and the jet should come on for
approx. 30 seconds, and shut off for
approx. 3 minutes and 30 seconds.)
2. Check the wheel RPM, (see pages 5-6).
3. Empty the debris bag if full or half full.

The Pentair Kreepy Krauly Legend II cleaner will not climb.

1. Even if your pool doesn’t show algae
you still need to brush the sides of the
pool wall.
2. Check the wheel RPM, (see pages 5-6).
3. Reposition the Thrust Jet. Loosen the
two screws to adjust the Thrust Jet.
A reminder: The climbing ability of the Legend®
II is
dependent on the pool’s shape and available water
pressure. It will climb better in pools without sharp
angles or curve

The Pentair Kreepy Krauly Legend II cleaner’s hoses tangling.

1. Check the length of the Feed Hose,
they may be to long. (See pages 3-4.)
2. Check to see that the Feed Hose is
floating on top of surface. Check hose
floats for even spacing.
3. Twist the Hose Swivels to see if they
spin freely and replace any that will not.
4. Lay out the Feed Hose straight in the
full sun to remove any memory.

The Pentair Kreepy Krauly Legend II cleaner’s sweep hose is sucked into the cleaner.

1. Adjust the Sweep Hose using the
Adjustment Screw located on the
bottom of the Swivel Mast. Turn
Adjustment Screw clockwise until the
Sweep Hose is in a gentle sweeping
motion.

The Pentair Kreepy Krauly Legend II cleaner’s sweep hose breaks surface and sprays nearby windows, patio decks and bystanders.

1. Adjust Sweep Hose to a gentle
sweeping motion.

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How to Diagnose and Repair a Pentair Kreepy Krauly Legend II

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  1. I changed my quick connect wall mount for my Pentair cleaner and water is coming out of the relief valve on the quick connect can you help.

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  2. My Pentair Legend II continuously gets stuck. The 4 wheels seem to be a manufacturing defect. It is sluggish and even stops in the middle of the pool sometimes.

    A lot of money was spent for something that simply does not work.

    I have tested the pressure, etc. And it is good. The getting stuck issue with it comes to any vertical wall or step is just crazy.

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  3. Will the Kreepy Krauly Dominator Lite Wheel Set fit on the Pentair Kreepy?

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  4. Unit wants to stay in one part of the pool. It keeps turning around in the same place. A good deal of the time it is tilted so it is only in contact with the pool surface on two wheels on one side. Pressure appears normal. Skimmer baskets clean. Thoughts, ideas welcome. Thanks in advance.

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