How to replace a Hayward Tiger Shark Impeller


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A functioning Hayward Tiger Shark Pool Cleaner Impeller is key to a well working cleaner. The impeller not only creates the suction for the cleaner but also creates down-force to provide grip to climb walls. If your Tiger Shark Cleaner is having issues in either of these areas you may have a damaged impeller (The cleaner used in this "How To" is a Dirt Devil QC; which has the same design as the Hayward Tiger Shark cleaner.)

Step by Step


Step 1

With your Hayward Tiger Shark Pool Cleaner sitting on its rollers, you will see at the top of the cleaner a vent and fan, these are the Tiger Shark Pool Cleaner's Impeller and Impeller Tube. Replacement Tiger Shark Cleaner Impeller part #: 3276-023, Impeller Tube part #: 3276-22

Step 2

To access the Impeller fir you must remove the Impeller Tube, to do this turn the tube counter-clockwise until the locks on the impeller tube line up with the notches in the Hayward Tiger Shark cleaner and pull out.

Step 3

The Tiger Shark Cleaner's Impeller should be seen from this view while completing this step, in the middle of the Impeller you will see the locking screw. Remove this screw, being careful of the edges of the Tiger Shark Pool Cleaner Impeller fins as they can be very sharp or jagged if broken.

Step 4

If the fan was broken and there are missing pieces from the blades, after you have removed the part, use this time to check for any missing shards in the body of the cleaner. Removal of these broken pieces will ensure that the cleaner resumes operation, these pieces will not cause further damage to the inside of the pool cleaner.

Step 5

Place the Tiger Shark Impeller on the shaft, lining up the flat side of the shaft to the slotted hole on the Impeller and secure with screw.

Step 6

Once the Tiger Shark Impeller is in place, re-install the impeller tube by placing it back in opening and securing it by turning it clockwise.


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Anonymous  Posted: 8/30/2020 

My impeller broke into pieces and is gone! I've ordered a replacement impeller. Is it just as simple as putting the new one on? I can't find any how-to videos that apply to this situation. :(

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 8/31/2020 

Yes, you just need to screw it into place. There aren't going to be very many videos on this topic because they would be about 15 seconds long.

Anonymous  Posted: 8/31/2020 

Thank you! I am so excited to give this repair a try! I appreciate your help!

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 9/1/2020 

Good luck! If you hit a snag just let us know.

Anonymous  Posted: 7/24/2020 

My impeller will not spin even if try to manually turn it...What’s my issue? Hopefully not motor

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 8/24/2020 

Hate to break it to you, but it sounds like a motor issue. If the motor is frozen up, then it could be a bad bearing. The Tigershark has a few different styles of motors; you can view the possible replacements here: Hayward / Aqua Vac Tiger Shark Parts Diagram

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 6/11/2013 

chaskinsnc - Take the impeller off the motor shaft and see if the impeller shaft is broken. If not, the motor has likely failed.

 Posted: 6/10/2013 

My impeller stopped working so I am not getting any suction and it will not climb the wall. What is the chance the the motor for the impeller is broken? My Tiger shark is 10 years old.

 Posted: 5/11/2020 

Is the motor expensive?

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 11/10/2020 

The TigerShark replacement motor can be found under key 3 on its parts list: Hayward / Aqua Vac Tiger Shark

Anonymous  Posted: 9/12/2012 

Thank you. That was very helpful in providing the information I needed.

 Posted: 6/4/2012 

Seems simple enough