Perfectemp Model VI not working

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Old 04-30-11, 12:56 PM
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Question Perfectemp Model VI not working

I moved into a house recently which had this pool heater, Perfectemp Model VI, installed. I dont know how old it is, but it must be less than 5 years as that is how old the house is. It looks like it is in good condition, and was working when i first moved in, but now it has stopped.

When turned on, you hear a noise like something is starting (not sure if it is a compressor or something else internally), but the fan on the top doesnt come on. I have never owned or repaired a pool heater before, so dont know where to even start. Any suggestions on what i should do to diagnose it? I know it is receiving power as lights are on and you do hear a compressor like noise when you adjust the temperature to above the water temp.

Please, any suggestions, about this specific model, or pool heaters in general would be helpful.

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Jeff
 
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Old 05-06-11, 07:39 PM
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You need to open the control cover and cycle the thermostat. If the clicking noise is the compressor contactor pulling in look at the multi-capacitor for burned wires or a failed capacitor. Don't touch anything with the power on. Turn off the disconnect and also check the terminations at the compressor.
 
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