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07-21-08, 03:05 PM
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Posted By NJPoolboy

Try screwing an eyeball fitting in the pool...

Try screwing an eyeball fitting in the pool return. The pressure switch in the heater is probably preset at 2 psi, and it should be adjustable, but I think it'd be much safer for you to just use a...
07-21-08, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,768
Posted By NJPoolboy

UDATE: I changed the ignition control module...

UDATE: I changed the ignition control module (Fenwal) and the heater works fine. It appears that the original ignitor shorted the ignition control box. A small amount of re-wiring was necessary,...
07-20-08, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,768
Posted By NJPoolboy

Wow, I am now in the middle of fixing one of...

Wow, I am now in the middle of fixing one of these heaters, (LX) and I have a new ignitor that tests out perfectly. The ignitor will NOT heat up. This is confusing, because voltage is present at...
07-18-08, 09:46 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 53,419
Posted By NJPoolboy

On this specific heater, after checking the...

On this specific heater, after checking the manual, it appears that a fireman's switch may not be necessary.

The closest thing the manual says is "If remote operation is required, the heater...
07-18-08, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,192
Posted By NJPoolboy

The flame itself produces a humid heat that is...

The flame itself produces a humid heat that is acidic in nature. Over time, that exhaust gas can catch up with the metal's integrity and rust it out.
07-18-08, 03:47 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 53,419
Posted By NJPoolboy

The use of the fireman's switch causes the heater...

The use of the fireman's switch causes the heater to "cool down" by allowing the water to pump through the heater for about 10 minutes before the pump shuts off. If a heater is at full temperature...
07-17-08, 10:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 58,493
Posted By NJPoolboy

This is probably a stupid question, but you made...

This is probably a stupid question, but you made sure the laterals were unfolded (in the down position) before you put the sand in, right? If you have a lateral assembly that moves on a ball and...
07-17-08, 09:55 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 53,419
Posted By NJPoolboy

Yes, the heater should resume heating...

Yes, the heater should resume heating automatically if the timer turned off the system. If it is on a timer, you want to make sure the timer's microswitch (fireman's switch) is hooked up to the...
07-17-08, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,612
Posted By NJPoolboy

I usually work on commercial equipment, but my...

I usually work on commercial equipment, but my dentist has this same heater. He asked me to help him out. His Hayward H100 would run fine for up to 30 minutes, then the flame would shut off, but...
07-17-08, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By NJPoolboy

first, the simple thing.... backwash the filter,...

first, the simple thing.... backwash the filter, and see if that corrects the problem. Now if it didn't....

Older millivolt heaters (they use a standing pilot) can be very touchy, and it could...
07-17-08, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,902
Posted By NJPoolboy

The symptoms you are describing are pointing...

The symptoms you are describing are pointing toward a gas supply problem. Small flame, and automatic gas shutoff message. The gas valve, even though you hear it click open, MAY not be doing it's...
07-17-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,933
Posted By NJPoolboy

Are you talking about a pneumatic switch? If...

Are you talking about a pneumatic switch? If there's water in the line, I would blow it out with a compressor.
07-16-08, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,841
Posted By NJPoolboy

If you can see air under the lid, it could be a...

If you can see air under the lid, it could be a number of things. A quick trick is to shut the pump off while it has it's full flow - in your case let your system pressurize to 8 PSI before you...
07-16-08, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,768
Posted By NJPoolboy

It sounds as if the ignitor has failed. It is...

It sounds as if the ignitor has failed. It is about an 80 dollar (or so) part for your heater. Before the gas valve opens, you should see an orange colored glow in the burner area. This may NOT...
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