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    Terminator burns out frequently

    I am on my second board for the Mineral Springs SWG, which as I understand, is an Aquarite (Goldline) re-branded product. I replaced the board last year because the previous one burnt out and replacing the Termistor did not solve the problem. Now, the Thermistor has fried again after 2-1/2 months of service this year. I'd like to know if anyone has an idea why this keeps happening and if there is anything I can do to prevent the issue. In this case, it burnt out after I performed a routine cleaning of the filter cartridge and Hayward t-15 salt cell. I am turning power off at the main breaker while performing the cleaning. Any ideas?

    Pool is an in-ground 25,000 pool with a Vinyl Liner installed in 2007. A Mineral Springs (Hayward Goldline) saltwater chlorine generator is installed along with a Polaris pool cleaner and an automatic cover.

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    Re: Terminator burns out frequently

    How old is the cell?
    What cell do you have?
    What are the diagnostic readings?

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    Re: Terminator burns out frequently

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    How old is the cell?
    What cell do you have?
    What are the diagnostic readings?
    The cell is brand new this year. It is a Hayward t-15.

    Pool temperature - 84
    Cell voltage* 32.5
    Cell current 0.0
    Sanitizer output control 56P
    Instant mineral level -0
    Product name AL - 0
    Software revision level r 1.58
    Cell type t - 15

    Pool is an in-ground 25,000 pool with a Vinyl Liner installed in 2007. A Mineral Springs (Hayward Goldline) saltwater chlorine generator is installed along with a Polaris pool cleaner and an automatic cover.

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    Re: Terminator burns out frequently

    The voltage looks good, which usually means that the thermistor is ok. Why do you think it's bad?

    What happens when you put the switch on auto?

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    Re: Terminator burns out frequently

    Two have them have burned out (blackened, crumbling) and after replacing it, the board works fine. I am now going to install a whole house surge protector going that it will prevent a recurrence. Interested in your opinion.

    Pool is an in-ground 25,000 pool with a Vinyl Liner installed in 2007. A Mineral Springs (Hayward Goldline) saltwater chlorine generator is installed along with a Polaris pool cleaner and an automatic cover.

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    Re: Terminator burns out frequently

    The thermistors are a known problem for the AquaRite. It's fairly common for them to burn out. Therefore, it doesn't necessarily indicate a problem with anything specific to your system. Verify that the voltage and wiring are correct and prevent power quality issues.

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    Re: Terminator burns out frequently

    Thanks very much for your input.

    Pool is an in-ground 25,000 pool with a Vinyl Liner installed in 2007. A Mineral Springs (Hayward Goldline) saltwater chlorine generator is installed along with a Polaris pool cleaner and an automatic cover.

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