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I recently bought my Rebel 2 Pool cleaner for my Pebble pool. The Rebel 2 Pool cleaner is having great difficulty climbing the walls, gets about 6 inches up and just floats back down. I had the pool shop do a call out, they dropped the float level down to about 6 inches up on the first small hose and dropped speed down.
This slightly helped. I was advised it was because of the new tyres especially because of the lugs on the tyres they are pushing the Rebel away from the sides. I was advised that as these wear down I should notice a difference in the climbing.
Is anyone else having this same problem ?
I have never had this problem, it sounds like the are talking rubbish to me, it should work straight away, I have a concrete pool (smooth surface) and it climbed the walls new and with worn tyres, I’m. Not sure how rough the pebble surface is but I suspect it’s just not getting the required suction
Hi Bryan, ty for the reply. I have used the device provided, with the Rebel 2 and it is at the maximum level for pressure. As to speaking rubbish I wish I could add a vid file of it on here. The lack of climbing and the drop away of the Rebel 2 was noted by the pool shop and their response was as I wrote. This was why I respectfully asked the question.
My rebel cleaner has worked good for two summers now but it seems to be "sleeping" more then ever. In a corner, half way up the side wall, it just stops and doesn't move. Once I manually move it back into the middle of the pool it will start working again but soon after goes to sleep again. Any help?
I have a 3 month old Pentair Rebel. It has been working fine until recently. It appears to primarily run in reverse. With the debris/suction opening Facing the rear and handle to the rear. Once it hits the wall, it will flip onto its top and stay there for a long time. Any suggestions?
Rebel cleaner recently only cleans deep end of pool?
All baskets clear, pressure gauge OK.
Brand new Pentair Rebel constantly gets stuck on curved portions of the pool. Any suggestions?
my rebel 2 cleaner continually tangles it self and then will only stay in deep end. Any suggestions?
Turn off pump and remove the Rebel from the pool and disconnect the hose. Open the Rebel casing up and pull out the grey neck (the bit that connects to the hose). Try spinning the neck and if it doesn't spin freely, there is more than likely some debris (usually small piece of twig in my case) stuck in the spinning neck piece. If that's the case, just use a tiny screwdriver or similar and remove the object. Hans.
My rebel is not goin to shallow end on pool and I have replaced tires and gears. Any ideas.?
My rebel keeps running in circles. I have replaced the tires .I have opened it up to check for obstructions. Any thoughts?
My new rebel 2 won’t climb my Quartzon pool wall it gets to the start of the bottom of the wall and the tyres just spin , not sure what is wrong have tried everything to get it to climb but it can’t
We purchased the Rebel S5 while buying a new pool (above ground put in ground) It has pretty much stopped moving completely, Hubby has adjusted suction, checked for debris and blockages but no luck. Our retailer has advised it only had a 2 year warranty - can you confirm please?
My Rebels works nicely for about a year and now its only cleaning half of my pool and only my deep side of the pool. The basket is clean, no leaf stucked. It is really annoying. How can I know if its the problem of the wheel tyre is running out or something wrong with the mechnical parts inside the machine? anyways to check?
I'm really not qualified to answer this, best to ask Rebel as I've not had this problem. You'll be asked about the pool surface. It may help if the hose is taken out of the pool and laid flat & straight in the sun for a couple of hours before returning to the pool.
I have a Pentair Rebel for about 2 years. Recently it only moves around in a small area and it does not clean the pool much at all. I have checked all the connection and all seemed good. The pool shop I bought it is no longer there. What else can I do to improve it please?
I would check three things; First check the skimmer and filter baskets to make sure there is not too much debris built up. Second, the suction pressure, there was a tool provided with the cleaner that you place at the end of the hose and it has an indicator to show the suction. Third, in my case the tires wore out within months, if the tread is too worn, replace the tires. Good luck, I hope you can resolve this issue. Also even if your pool store has closed I am sure there is another store that would be happy to help.
Sounds like the problem I had when my rebel was about 2 years old. My rebel was also moving erratically. Problem was the gear teeth on drive shafts to the wheels had worn away and some times didn't engage with the wheels. Purchased right and left shafts and gears online. Easy replacement. All ok now until the teeth wear down again.
My Rebel frequently ends up on its side, one wheel laying flat against the pool bottom and the other touching nothing. Very frustrating. Any suggestions?
My Rebel suction pool cleaner was working perfectly from new (purchased in December 2018) but it has now decided to try and climb out of the pool which leads to it loudly sucking air and causing issues with the pump and filter. I have added water to the pool and adjusted the pressure gauge to lessen the suction pressure slightly and also moved the weight on the hose a little further up the hose away from the unit. Seems to have worked so far but just waiting longer to see if I have succeeded. Any other suggestions will be appreciated.
I contacted the manufacturer as the barrel of the rebel pool cleaner was just doing tiny circles in the pool.They were really helpful and sent me a new replacement barrel.under warrenty.
My problem is now the climbing out of the pool by the barrel and at different times the screaming noise coming from the filter valve.No matter how many times I have adjusted it...works great for a couple of hours then starts to climb out or scream.I have always checked the troubleshoot page and correct water level in pool...its doing my head in...any suggestions greatly appreciated.
puchased November 2018.new barrel replaced May 2019.
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