Hayward AquaBug/Penguin/Wanda the Whale/Diver Dave/PoolVac Ultra/PoolVac XL/PoolVac V-Flex/PoolVac Classic/Navigator V-Flex/ Navigator Pro/Hayward Blu Spindle Gear (AXV303)
Spindle Gear (AXV303) is a replacement part that was made by Hayward from the same high-quality materials used to manufacture the original Factory part making this a genuine OEM product.
This Gear helps transfer the rotating power that comes from the Medium Turbine and Medium Turbine Gear and sends it up through this Cone Spindle Gear to the Intermediate Gear and then finally transfers it to the Cone Gear which is the unit that changes the direction of the cleaner (Left to Right) and also connects to the Hose assembly so that way the dirt and debris that’s sucked up can travel through into the filtration system and out of the pool.
The part is Black and is considerably smaller than the rest of the gears used to operate the cleaner and is held down to the Upper Middle Body via a Spindle Gear Screw that also holds it in the Spindle Gear Bushing so that way these part cannot move or come loose disrupting the cleaning process. When installing this part, we do not recommend using a drill to tighten the Spindle Gear Screw as it is a self-tapping screw that if over torqued, it can cause damage to the Spindle Gear and would at that point need to be replaced.