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Aquabot Belts and Belt Kit

Inspection and Replacement Instructions
Although your Aquabot can be a productive and dependable friend during the pool season, it does need some looking after just like any other mechanical device. Inspecting your belts should be part of your pre-season check and they should be examined a few times a season or if your Aquabot starts to behave erratically. Keeping a spare set of belts on hand can be a good way to ensure uninterrupted cleaning during the pool season.

Symptoms that you may observe if the belts need attention:

  • A rapid clicking sound when the Aquabot is at the waterline.
  • It stops climbing (can also be a clogged bag)
  • It moves a bit, stops, and moves again.
  • It stops moving altogether but pumps water
The belts have a toothed side that they use to grip the pulleys. Over time, the belts can stretch and allow the teeth to jump over their mating grooves on the pulleys. Once this begins, it is just a matter of time before the teeth on the belt get worn off. Once a few of the belt teeth are gone, this now "smooth" area of the belt will eventually line up with the drive pulley/gear and the Aquabot will stop moving. Since there is still a bit of drag, the belts may slowly rotate to where good teeth are still present and the Aquabot may again move for a while.

Checking the Aquabot Belts

The easiest way to to access the belts for inspection is to turn the Pool Cleaner over (place on a non-scratching surface) so the the filter base is up. Next, twist the rubber drive tracks so that you can look beneath them. You should see the two thin, brown drive belts. The belts go from the main drive pulley out to the brush tubes.
Note: Belts may be present on just one side or both sides depending on your model.
Using you finger, press on the belt to see if it is loose. It should have a bit of tension or just move a quarter inch or so. Visually inspect the belts for any obvious damage.
Next, using your hands, rotate the brushes slowly. There should be some resistance from the drive motor but the belts should not slip or jump (click).
A Closer Look
Remove the drive track by derailing it. Press outward on the track while using the brush roller to rotate the drive system. This will provide better access to the belts.
Run your finger along the inside of the belt surface to check for missing teeth. If any are missing, the belts will need to be replaced. Also check for other signs of belt failure like shedding threads.
Purchasing Belts
The belts and stepped rollers fit all Aquabot models with the exception of Gemini, Magnum, and DuraMax commercial cleaners.

You can find them in:
Our Common Parts Section
or select your model from the
Aquabot Parts Index

Aquabot Belt Replacement
Replacing your belts is easy.

Helpful Tip:
If you have a digital camera, take photos after removing the drive track as a reference during re-assembly.
Remove the drive track as detailed above
Remove the E-clips securing the bushings at the end of the brush tubes (some units do not have these clips).
Remove the four screws that hold the side plate in place. They are located inside of the filter bag compartment.
Notes : on some older Aquabots, two types or screws are used. The screws closest to the bottom opening do not have a built in washer. Be sure to install them back in the correct location. If you remove the filter screen for better access, the screws holding it should not be fully tightened. Leave about 1/8 of an inch of space between the screw head and the screen. Also note that the screen screws are pointed and must not be mixed with the side plate screws.

The side plate should now be free of the Aquabot with the belts and rollers. If you have "G" style tracks with the traction nubs on the sides, you may also have a pair of thin, translucent white spacers that are on the side plate support posts. Check these for cracks or wear and replace if damaged.
Install the new set of belts as pictured below.
Aquabot Belt Layout

Reassemble and recheck the Aquabot belt tension before reinstalling the tracks.

The sleeve rollers changed from a straight to a stepped roller a few years ago. If you have straight rollers or have not replace your stepped rollers, we recommend a belt kit that includes the new rollers. The current belts are a bit longer and will not work with the old sleeve rollers.

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