Many Dolphin pool cleaners have a swivel incorporated in their cable to help keep the cable from twisting during operation. With use, the electrical connection in this swivel might break down and have to be replaced. Maytronics now sells a short 4-foot cable to replace the damaged section of the cable between the motor and the swivel. This guide shows you how to replace the 4-foot section of cable. Although this guide is tailored to a Triton Cleaner, most of the steps are applicable to the other Dolphin Cleaners with swivels.
ORDER PARTS - You have two options to select from for replacing your 1.2m (4') short cable. The Maytronics Dolphin Triton Robotic Cleaner featured here, uses the short cable with a metal spring as shown in the picture, 9995791-RC-DIY.Other Dolphin Cleaners may use the short cable with a rubber spring, 9995791-DIY. Buy the one that matches your current short cable.
UNSCREW IMPELLER COVER - The Impeller cover is secured into the top of the Cover Assembly with 2 screws. Remove these screws with a Phillips head screwdriver. Do not use a power drill. You run the risk of stripping the threads. Set these screws aside. They are shorter than the rest of the screws you will be removing.
SEPARATE SWIVEL - The short cable separates at the top of the swivel. Twist the top section of the swivel in a counter-clockwise direction. You may have to use a channel lock wrench to start it, but it should come apart easily. The insert in the picture shows how the swivel connects inside the enclosure. The pins embedded in the head of the short cable make contact with the rings in the bottom of the longer part of the swivel. The longer part of the swivel rotates during operation to prevent the cable from twisting.
REPLACE IMPELLER COVER - Place the new Impeller Cover into the top of the Cover Assembly. Work it around the Floating Cord connection first then lay the other end down. Make sure the Cover is flush with the Cover Assembly. Secure the two screws to hold the Impeller Cover to the Cover Assembly. Hand tighten with a manual screwdriver. DO NOT over tighten.