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Maytronics Dolphin M400

Maytronics Dolphin M400

3.8 from 61 reviews · View Statistics
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Pros

  • Easy to remove and clean filters

  • Thoroughly cleans pool

  • Has handy storage caddy

Cons

  • Less effective on curved surfaces

Reviews

  • Build Quality
    2.5 (2)
  • Value for Money
    2.0 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    2.0 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    2.5 (2)
  • Pool Size
  • Noise Level
    4.5 (2)
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P.R.
P.R.Sydney, NSW
  • 4 reviews

This cleaner never worked well

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Unfortunately this cleaner has been a frustrating experience. It never cleaned all the pool and spent most of it's time in the deep end. The cartridge type leaf catchers have a small capacity and they kept bursting open inside the unit. The impeller would frequently get clogged. It was too heavy to easily take out of the pool. Numerous parts failed: the brushes, the cable, the cartridges, the s clips holding the cartridges closed, the power supply switches and now it has stopped working completely. The parts are so expensive it is not worth rebuilding it. I thought I was buying a top of the line cleaner but it has been disappointing.

Purchased for $1,800.00.

Build Quality
3/5
Value for Money
2/5
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GTorrens
GTorrensSouth East Queensland, QLD

DO NOT BUY FOR ABOVE GROUND POOLS

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Was a gift, cleans ok, spends too much time up walls, has now punctured liner. Power supply failed, and had to be replaced. Does not like curved surfaces, stairs, etc. The edges (front and rear) are too sharp for tight spaces.

Purchased in October 2017 for $2,000.00.

Build Quality
2/5
Value for Money
2/5
Maytronics
Maytronics A.Maytronics

Hi GTorrens. We would like to discuss this with you in depth to understand how we are able to assist. Could you please contact our Customer Care Team on 1300 693 657 option 2 or at customercareau@maytronics.com at your earliest convenience.

Factually piece of crap!

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This is a grossly over rated and over priced product. Does not come close to living up to its claims. Shame on me for purchasing it based on over inflated advertisement. Anything else I have to say would be offensive. I only hope no else get suckered on this product or its claims,

Date PurchasedApr 2018
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Kidney Pool

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Just doesn’t work on kidney shaped pool... It may work on a rectangular or square pool but the curved sides on a kidney shaped pool knock the machine out of any pattern to cover the pool. The machine I trialled spent 95% of its time down the deep end of the pool. After a couple of hours I dragged it down to the shallow end but it soon crept down to the other end. Shame, I would love to have a robot cleaner that worked!

Date PurchasedJan 2018
Maytronics
Maytronics A.Maytronics

Hi Noel, Please call us on 1300 693 657 and we can help you get the best performance out of your pool. We would love to help you.

Noel
Noel

Further to my note: I don’t believe that the machine actually maps the pool and systematically cleans the pool as implied by the advertising. My observation is that it’s largely random, steered only by the various weights on the machine.

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Very unsatisfied!

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Very expensive product. Bought it in late May. Stopped working in early July after just a few weeks. We sent it in for "repair" and they held on to it for 2 weeks, replaced some part (drive motor, I think), and then called and said it was fixed. When I brought it home it still was not working at all!!!

Date PurchasedMay 2017
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Allan Shambler
Allan Shamblerocean shores

Turns itself off.....

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Date PurchasedNov 2013
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Allan Shambler
Allan Shambler

We replied to the Maytronics official as soon as we received his e mail and have had no contact since

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Worked for 1.5 seasons and now won't turn on anymore.

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Worked for 1.5 seasons and will no longer turn on. What a waste of money. Tried everything. For this kind of money it should be better quality then this. Now I have to attempt their warranty process and see if they will live up to their warranty promises. Sad that this happens.

Date PurchasedJune 2015
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Makes me angry

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I have a pool 10 mts x 5 mts. The M4 always forgets the corners, doesn't clean the bords. In the deeper part of the pool, the robots stays working from right to left, cleaning always the same stroke. Whatever combination of the floaters I use, it always come back at the same spot.
The only splutions is to clean myself the old fashioned way. This is my second robot. The first, the Dolphin with the flashy colors worked better. Answers to Maytronics were not answered. Of course. What do they care. I am looking for another brand now, hoping for better service.

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Dirkdk
Dirkdk
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MTAU A.Maytronics

If the robot is taken out of Australia, they are no longer covered by Maytronics Australia.

Complete Piece of Junk

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had this robot for 2 years and it only worked for less than 6 months of it. I had it continually back at the pool shop getting fixed. This time it has a buggered PU Board and a shot motor and will cost more to fix than a new one would. Pool shop bloke says that he has has endless issues with dolphins and will never sell them again.
Nothing
It never worked. the concept is great, the machine is garbage.

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Nikki H.Maytronics

If this was the case, it would be covered under warranty. Can you please supply us with the purchase date and we will investigate immediately. Thanks

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Nikki H.Maytronics

Please note Dave- This unit would still be under warranty, so there would be no charge if this was the case. Where did you purchase the unit from?

Bigwavedave
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Questions & Answers

David
Davidasked

My new M400 climbs walls fine but doesn’t run along the waterline, it just stays where it surfaces, cleans that bit before then reversing back down the wall to the pool floor ! I’ve tried adjusting / locking the handle so it stays at right angle to Dolphin but it doesn’t seem to actually lock in place. Thanks in advance for any help :-)

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Maytronics
Maytronics A.Maytronics

Hello David. Thank you for reaching out. If the handle is in the main position, the Dolphin will clean that straight up and down area of the wall and waterline. However, if the handle is adjusted to be on either angle, the Dolphin will them assume that angle when it reaches the waterline. If the handle does not appear to lock into place, Maytronics recommends to ask the store of purchase for assistance in securing the desired angle. Please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Care Team on 1300 693 657 option 2 for any further assistance.

Carolyn C.
Carolyn C.asked

Can anyone tell me what the different positions of the handle?
What position does the handle have to be to up the walls?
Thanks any help would be appreciated

3 answers
Shane Williamson
Shane Williamson

Carolyn. if you offset the floats (handle) so they are at an angle (left slant or right slant), the unit will go sideways on the surface against the tiles. if they are aligned the unit just stays vertical.

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Maytronics A.Maytronics

Hi Carolyn, Shane is correct. When changing the direction of the handle, the robot will take this direction, especially when cleaning at waterline level.

Carolyn C.
Carolyn C.

Hi, thanks for that
Do you know if there is any written documentation that shows the different positions of the handle and what it achieves?

Shaggy38
Shaggy38asked

I have an m400 and it was working fine. Took it out of pool to clean and put it back in. Now it doesn't turn on. Light is on the power supply but nothing happens.

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Maytronics
Maytronics A.Maytronics

Hi Shaggy38. Thank you for reaching out.

If you Dolphin M400 is not working correctly, it is recommended to check its impeller and drive system for any obstruction/s that may be contributing to its performance. If these areas are clear, assessment is then recommended to determine the issue.

Please visit us at https://maytronics.com.au/support/find-a-dealer/ to locate the closest agent to your location that is able to assist.

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Details

Features:

  • The Maytronics Dolphin M400 is a robotic pool cleaner that is designed to deliver a deep clean.
  • It has 3 brushes and super scrubbing power to pick up fine debris.
  • The pool cleaner is able to be programmed, so you can schedule weekly cleanings and spot clean at the push of a few buttons through the MyDolphin Plus App.
  • A tangle-free swivel allows the cleaner to move freely around the pool, making for a precise clean.
  • This product has a 36-month limited warranty.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers found that the cleaner’s filters were easy to remove and clean.
  • They also found that it thoroughly cleaned their pool, and was able to pick up fine dust and debris that other cleaners could not.
  • Reviewers also appreciated the storage caddy for the cleaner, saying that it was handy to keep the cleaner tucked away when it wasn’t in use.

A point of pain:

  • Some reviewers found that the pool cleaner didn’t perform as effectively on curved surfaces - some people with kidney-shaped pools noted that it didn’t cover and clean the whole surface area of their pool.
CategoryRobotic Pool Cleaners
Price (RRP)2090
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