Polaris 9450 Sport Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with your Polaris 9450 Sport Pool Cleaner, you are not alone. Many Polaris 9450 Sport 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 Polaris 9450 Sport is not working?

If your Polaris 9450 Sport pool cleaner is not working, first check the LED light on the control unit for a diagnostic flashing sequence. If the LED flashes once with a one-second interval, unplug the floating cable from the control unit and reconnect it. If this doesn’t resolve the issue, contact your local retailer or Polaris Technical Support for a diagnostic review.

Should the Polaris 9450 Sport not clean the entire pool or appears to be running slowly, and the LED flashes twice with a one-second interval, turn the cleaner wheels to ensure they are not jammed and check the brushes for debris. If the LED flashes three times with a one-second interval, inspect the pump axis and propeller for debris and clean the filter before starting a new cleaning cycle.

If the cleaner error indicator flashes just after starting, ensure that the floating cable is properly connected and that the cleaner is fully submerged. Press the power button OFF, then select Cycle I or Cycle II to begin a new cycle. If the cleaner does not move on startup, verify that the control unit is receiving power and that one of the cleaning programs is activated.

Following these troubleshooting steps should help resolve most issues with the Polaris 9450 Sport pool cleaner. If the problem persists, consult the user manual or contact customer support for further assistance.

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Polaris 9450 Sport Pool Cleaner Problems

Below are common issues and solutions for the Polaris 9450 Sport:

Polaris 9450 Sport Flashing Lights

The LED light on the control unit of the pool cleaner flashes a specific sequence to indicate one of three possible malfunctions.

LED Flashing Solution
LED flashes once with one second interval. Unplug the floating cable from the control unit and reconnect.
If the problem is not resolved through troubleshooting, first contact your local retailer to request a diagnostic review, or contact
Polaris Technical Support at (USA) 1-800-822-7933; 1-888-647-4004
(Canada).
LED flashes twice with one second interval. Turn cleaner wheels to ensure they are not jammed.
Check brushes for debris.
Start a new cleaning cycle.
If the problem is not resolved through troubleshooting, first contact your local retailer to request a diagnostic review, or contact Polaris Technical Support at (USA) 1-800-822-7933; 1-888-647-4004 (Canada).
LED flashes three times with one second interval. Check the pump axis for debris.
Check propellor for debris.
Clean the filter.
Start a new cleaning cycle.
If the problem is not resolved through troubleshooting, first contact your local retailer to request a diagnostic review, or contact Polaris Technical Support at (USA) 1-800-822-7933.

The Polaris 9450 Sport cleaner error Indicator flashes just after start (either pressing Power or Cycle setting button for less than 20 seconds)

Cause Solution
Floating cable may not be plugged
into the control unit correctly.
Unplug floating cable from the control unit and reconnect.
Cleaner may not be fully submerged. Remove cleaner from the pool and re-submerge, see Submerging the Cleaner.
Cleaner may need to be reset and
begin a new cycle.
Press power button OFF, then Cycle I or Cycle II to begin a new cycle.
Propeller may be jammed and not
turning correctly.
First contact your local retailer to request a
diagnostic review, and if the problem is not resolved contact Polaris Technical Support at (USA) 1-800-822-7933; 1-888-647-4004 (Canada).
Tracks may be jammed and not turning correctly First contact your local retailer to request a
diagnostic review, and if the problem is not resolved contact Polaris Technical Support at (USA) 1-800-822-7933.; 1-888-647-4004 (Canada).

The Polaris 9450 Sport cleaner flashing lights appear
during the cleaning cycle

Cause Solution
Cleaner may be sucking air (lights will
appear after 60 seconds air intake).
Remove cleaner from the pool and re-submerge, see Submerging the Cleaner.

The Polaris 9450 Sport cleaner does not stay
firmly on the pool bottom

Cause Solution
There is air in the appliance casing. Remove cleaner from the pool and re-submerge, see Submerging the Cleaner.
The filter canister is full or dirty. Clean the filter canister, see Cleaning the Filter Canister.

The Polaris 9450 Sport cleaner does not or no longer climbs the pool sides

Cause Solution
The filter canister is full or dirty Clean the filter canister, see Cleaning the Filter
Canister.
Sides of pool are slippery or slimy.
Although the water seems clear, microscopic algae, invisible to the human eye, are present in the pool.
As a result the pool sides become slippery and prevent the cleaner from climbing. Check tires for wear and replace as necessary.
Do a shock chlorination treatment and slightly reduce the pH. DO NOT leave the cleaner in the pool during this treatment.

On startup the Polaris 9450 Sport cleaner does not move

Cause Solution
Not supplied with electricity. The outlet, the control unit is connected to, is not supplying electrical power. Check that the outlet to which the control unit is connected is receiving electricity.
Unit is turned ON. Check that you have started one (1) of the two (2) programs and check that the indicator for the selected program is lit. If the indicator light is not lit, turn the wheels then disconnect the control unit and wait at least 20 seconds before reconnecting. If the problem cannot be resolved through troubleshooting, first contact your local retailer to request a diagnostic review, then contact Polaris Technical Support at (USA) 1-800-822-7933.

The Polaris 9450 Sport cable is tangling in the pool

Cause Solution
Too much cable length in the water Do not unravel the entire cable length.
Place only the required length of cable in the water and place the rest on the side of the pool.
Follow the procedure in Cord Tangling to avoid and correct tangled cord.

The Polaris 9450 Sport cleaner is not cleaning effectively

Cause Solution
The brushes have become smooth or the “wear” indicator shows. Replace the brushes following the procedure in Replacing the Brushes
Filter canister is full or dirty. Clean the filter canister following the procedure in Cleaning the Filter Canister.
Floating cable is excessively coiled or kinked. Make sure the floating cable is spread out over the pool. Ensure the cable is not too tightly wrapped or coiled when storing. If the problem persists, lay the cable straight in the sun to relax it and remove kinks.

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How to Diagnose and Repair a Polaris 9450 Sport

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