Functionality Of Pressure Cleaner Back Up Valve
How can I check if my pressure cleaner’s back-up valve is functioning properly?
Do you think you might have issues with your Polaris pressure cleaner’s back-up valve? Here are a few ways to check that the back-up valve is functioning properly, plus tips on fixing it if it isn’t.
Troubleshooting Your Pressure-Side Cleaner’s Back-Up Valve
If you think you’re having issues with the back-up valve on your pressure cleaner, try the following things:
- Verify the back-up valve is cycling every three minutes
To do this, hold the back-up valve out of the water and verify that it cycles on and off. A complete cycle should take around three minutes. If it stays on all the time or doesn’t come on at all, then you should replace the valve.
- Ensure the hose float is positioned directly behind the back-up valve
If you don’t already have a hose float directly behind the back-up valve, be sure to put one there to keep your cleaner functioning properly.
- Ensure the back-up valve is not installed backward
Take a look at your pressure cleaner and owner’s manual and make sure the back-up valve is installed in the right direction (the outlet for the water jet should be facing your Polaris cleaner.)
Is Your Back-Up Valve Functioning Properly?
After running through these three troubleshooting tips, you’ll know whether you need to replace your pressure cleaner’s back-up valve or if it’s functioning correctly. But, if these tips don’t work, contact your local pool professional.