Pentair Warrior Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with your Pentair Warrior Pool Cleaner, you are not alone. Many Pentair Warrior 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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What to do if your Pentair Warrior is not working?

If your Pentair Warrior pool cleaner is not moving or is moving too slowly, check the water flow with the included flow gauge or by calculating the cleaner’s RPM, and adjust the flow if necessary using the regulator valve. Ensure the pump is properly primed and look for leaks in the system that could prevent priming. If the system doesn’t have enough flow, the filter may need backwashing. Make sure that the main drain and all suction lines are closed, except for the suction line to which the cleaner is attached, and check for obstructions in the system such as debris in the filter, pump basket, or pump impeller. If you suspect the pool pump and filter system may be too small to provide adequate water flow, consult a pool professional.

Should the Pentair Warrior cleaner’s right wheel not turn when rotated by hand, inspect the cleaner for internal obstructions. If the cleaner stays in one end of the pool, verify the flow, redirect the return line water flow with the included eyeball diverter, ensure the hose is long enough to reach the furthest point in the pool, check for correct hose float placement, and make sure the swivel assembly rotates smoothly. If the cleaner climbs the walls excessively or climbs out of the pool, adjust the water flow as necessary.

For a Pentair Warrior cleaner that won’t climb the pool walls, check the condition of the cleaner’s tires and replace them if they are excessively worn, as they may not provide the necessary grip. Again, verify the water flow, ensure the leader hose is installed correctly, and adjust the hose float placement. If the cleaner stays on the main drain, make sure the main drain is closed and that a main drain grate is installed. If the cleaner falls on its side and recovers slowly, check the hose float placement, confirm that the leader hose is in the correct location, ensure the hose length is adequate, and adjust the return eyeball fittings if they are pushing the cleaner hoses away.

Following these troubleshooting steps should help resolve most issues with the Pentair Warrior pool cleaner. If the problem persists, consult the user manual or contact customer support for further assistance.

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Pentair Warrior Pool Cleaner Problems

Below are common issues and solutions for the Pentair Warrior:

Problem Cause Solution
The Pentair Warrior cleaner is not moving or is moving too slowly. Low flow, debris in cleaner, pump not primed, leaks, clogged system, insufficient pump/filter system. – Check flow with flow gauge or calculate cleaner RPM and adjust using the regulator valve.
– Inspect for and remove debris inside the cleaner.
– Ensure the pump is primed and check for leaks.
– The filter may need backwashing.
– Ensure only the suction line to the cleaner is open.
– Check for obstructions in filter, pump basket, or impeller.
– Consult a pool professional if pump/filter system may be inadequate.
The Pentair Warrior cleaner’s right wheel will not turn when rotated by hand. Obstructions inside the cleaner. – Inspect for and remove obstructions inside the cleaner.
The Pentair Warrior cleaner stays in one end of the pool. Low flow, incorrect return line water flow, short hose, incorrect hose float placement, dirty swivel assembly. – Check flow with flow gauge or calculate cleaner RPM and adjust with regulator valve.
– Redirect return line water flow with eyeball diverter.
– Ensure hose is long enough.
– Adjust hose float placement.
– Clean swivel assembly if it does not rotate smoothly.
The Pentair Warrior cleaner climbs the wall too much or climbs out of pool. High flow. – Check flow with flow gauge or calculate cleaner RPM and adjust with regulator valve.
The Pentair Warrior cleaner won’t climb the pool walls. Worn tires, low flow, incorrect leader hose installation, incorrect hose float placement. – Check and replace tires if excessively worn.
– Check flow with flow gauge or calculate cleaner RPM and adjust with regulator valve.
– Ensure leader hose is installed correctly.
– Adjust hose float placement.
The Pentair Warrior cleaner stays on the main drain. Main drain not closed, missing main drain grate. – Ensure the main drain is closed or consult a pool professional.
– Check that a main drain grate is properly installed.
The Pentair Warrior cleaner falls on its side and takes too long to recover. Incorrect hose float placement, incorrect leader hose installation, short hose, return eyeball fittings misdirecting cleaner. – Adjust hose float placement.
– Ensure leader hose is installed correctly and located properly.
– Check hose length and ensure it reaches the furthest point.
– Adjust return eyeball fittings if they are pushing the cleaner hoses away.

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How to Diagnose and Repair a Pentair Warrior

This guide will help you identify and resolve issues with your Pentair Warrior Pool Cleaner.

The Pentair Warrior Cleaner Is Not Moving or Moving Too Slowly

If your Pentair Warrior cleaner is not moving or is moving too slowly, begin by checking the flow with the included flow gauge or by calculating the cleaner’s RPM. Adjust the flow if necessary using the regulator valve as instructed on page 5 of the manual. Look for debris inside the cleaner (see page 8 for guidance) and make sure the pump has primed properly, checking for leaks that may prevent priming. If the flow is still insufficient, your filter may need backwashing. Ensure that the main drain and all suction lines are closed, except for the one connected to the cleaner. Check for obstructions in the system, such as debris in the filter, pump basket, or pump impeller. If the pool pump and filter system may be too small to provide proper water flow, consult a pool professional.

The Pentair Warrior Cleaner’s Right Wheel Will Not Turn When Rotated by Hand

If the right wheel of the cleaner will not turn when rotated by hand, inspect for obstructions inside the cleaner. Refer to page 8 for instructions on how to clear any blockages.

The Pentair Warrior Cleaner Stays in One End of the Pool

If the cleaner is not covering the entire pool, verify the flow with the flow gauge or by calculating the cleaner’s RPM and adjust the flow using the regulator valve (see page 5). Redirect the return line water flow with the included eyeball diverter if necessary (see page 7). Make sure the hose is long enough to reach the furthest point of the pool (see page 6) and ensure that the hose floats are correctly positioned (see page 2). The swivel assembly at the top of the cleaner should rotate smoothly; clean it if it appears to be dirty.

The Pentair Warrior Cleaner Climbs the Wall Too Much or Climbs Out of Pool

To address excessive climbing, adjust the flow using the flow gauge or by calculating the cleaner’s RPM and using the regulator valve to make the necessary changes, as detailed on page 5.

The Pentair Warrior Cleaner Won’t Climb the Pool Walls

If the cleaner is struggling to climb the walls, check that the tires are not excessively worn, which can affect grip (see page 9). Adjust the flow as needed and ensure that the leader hose is installed in the correct location (see page 2). Also, verify that the hose floats are properly placed (see page 2).

The Pentair Warrior Cleaner Stays on the Main Drain

If the cleaner remains on the main drain, ensure that the main drain is closed, which may require assistance from a pool professional. Also, check that a main drain grate is installed to prevent the cleaner from getting stuck.

The Pentair Warrior Cleaner Falls on Its Side and Takes Too Long to Recover

If the cleaner tips over and is slow to right itself, check the hose float placement and ensure that the leader hose is installed correctly (see page 2). Confirm that the hose is long enough to reach every part of the pool (see page 6). If the cleaner is being pushed by the return eyeball fittings, adjust them accordingly to prevent interference with the cleaner’s movement (see page 7).

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