Welcome back, ePoolSupply supporters and followers! In this blog, I will be going over how to move and replace the Pentair Racer front grill thrust jet. I will also be going over a little bit about the product and I have also put a picture so you know exactly what we are looking at. At the bottom of this blog, I have added a YouTube video our pool professional has made to show you exactly how to do this quick fix. Keep on reading to learn how to do this!
About The Pentair Racer Pressure Side Cleaner Front Grill Kit
The Pentair Racer Pressure Side Cleaner Front Grill Kit (360233) is a replacement part made by Pentair. They use the same high-grade materials that were used to make the original factory parts. Making them genuine OEM products. The front grill was designed for the purpose of being a protective cover from any outside influence on the cleaner’s internal parts, but also has a venturi jet positioned on its front side which helps stir up any dirt or debris that may be in its path. Most importantly it helps the cleaner with its backup movement so that way it can get itself out of any trouble areas or paths in which it cannot continue forward. This part is gray to match the color of the cleaner while having little slotted openings across it so that way water can move through it freely which actually helps the cleaner with its maneuverability, without these holes, it would potentially slow the cleaner and the cleaning process down.
How To Remove and Replace The Front Grill Thrust
Before removing the front grill thrust you will need to strip the cleaner down. You can remove this without having to strip the cleaner, stripping the cleaner will ensure that none of the pieces will crack during the process. The first thing you need to do is remove the timer valve and the grill thrust will be attached to it. When you flip the timer valve over you will see the full grill thrust. You will need a small flathead screwdriver and this will help to get the inlet off. The thrust will come off as one full solid piece. There is no extra piece you should need and in the end, there will even be a little o-ring to help keep everything nice and tight in place. To replace the thrust you will just clip it back in.
In this video, we walk you through how to remove and replace the Front Grill Thrust Jet designed for the Pentair Racer and Racer LS Pressure Side Pool Cleaner. The front grill was designed for the purpose of being a protective cover from any outside influence on the cleaner’s internal parts. Most importantly it helps the cleaner with its backup movement so that way it can get itself out of any trouble areas or paths in which it cannot continue forward. We provide professional insight along with any useful tips or tricks that may help you during the installation/removal process of this part. If you have any questions or need help with this please contact us and we can help you to the best of our ability.