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    High salt no chlorine what to do

    Accidentally put an extra bag of salt in the other day. Didn't think anything of it. Went out Hayward t-15 chlorine generator is off. Salt display says 3800ppm. Turned the unit off. Will come back on and start generating then turn back off after a few seconds.

    Right now I am diluting the pool down. I would assume even in super chlorine mode it will take several days to get back up to a couple ppm. Cya levels are most likely 0 at this point since I haven't added any since last season.

    Anything else I should do at this point? Assuming I can just slowly get the chlorine back up, adjust for cya and then be ready to swim?

    Thanks
    15k Gallon saltwater Pebbletec, Jandy Stealth, Cartridge filters, Hayward Aquarite T-15 SWG, Hayward heater, TF100

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    Re: High salt no chlorine what to do

    You can add liquid chlorine until you get the aquarite working.

    What are the diagnostics?

    Any error lights?

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    Re: High salt no chlorine what to do

    No lights. When I turn it on. I get the power then generating then after 10 seconds it powers off. I do know the cell needs to be cleaned. But it was operating fine till I added salt.

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    Re: High salt no chlorine what to do

    With the switch in the off position, scroll through the diagnostics by pushing the button. I don't think that it's high salt related.

    What is the water temperature?

    How much salt was added and was the cell off?

    How old is the system?

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    Re: High salt no chlorine what to do

    In the order that they appear

    3800ppm
    79 temp
    18.7
    0.00
    51p
    -0
    Al-0
    R1.58
    T-15

    Does that help?

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    4 bags were added. Don't remember if pool was running or not.

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    System is approx 4 years old I believe

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    Re: High salt no chlorine what to do

    When not generating, the voltage should be about 30 to 32 volts. Yours is showing 18.7. When it's low like that, it's almost always a bad thermistor. Round black disc in the upper right. Part number AS32 2R025. Can you solder?

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    Re: High salt no chlorine what to do

    that was taken with the power in the off position. Should I switch it on and check that number?

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    Re: High salt no chlorine what to do

    The off voltage being low is enough to diagnose the problem.

    Take a look at the thermistor to see if it's cracked. Turn off power and remove the front plate. Quarter sized black disc.

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    Re: High salt no chlorine what to do

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    The off voltage being low is enough to diagnose the problem.

    Take a look at the thermistor to see if it's cracked. Turn off power and remove the front plate. Quarter sized black disc.
    Thanks, sure enough popped the cover off and theres a split line crack in the black disc. Its not busted open but if I look close theres a hairline there.
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    Re: High salt no chlorine what to do

    You do any soldering? The part is available to order and replace if you want to.
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    Re: High salt no chlorine what to do

    If you just want to replace the board, the part number is GLX-PCB-RITE. It's cheaper to solder in the new thermistor (current limiter) but some people would rather not do that.

    Also, if your unit is still under warranty, you might be able to get it covered.

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