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    Intex saltwater system won't turn on/GFI switch will not reset

    I have an Intex Saltwater System that I bought two years ago and went to startup the pool for the first time this year and got absolutely nothing. No lights whatsoever and the GFI switch will not reset. No clicks when pushing rest or reset button. Does anyone know if there is an easy solution for this?


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    Re: Intex saltwater system won't turn on/GFI switch will not reset

    Is there power to the GFCI? The will not reset if the power is off.
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    Re: Intex saltwater system won't turn on/GFI switch will not reset

    Yes


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    Re: Intex saltwater system won't turn on/GFI switch will not reset

    You say there's power to the gfi outlet. Can you plug another device into it, and have it work?
    My experience is it's either no power to the gfi, or the switch is defective and needs to be replaced.
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    Re: Intex saltwater system won't turn on/GFI switch will not reset

    Is it the GFCI on the cord? My husband had to replace the end of the cord last year due to the same problem. He had installed a GFCI outlet for the pump, so he put a regular plug on it. (Was lucky to have married an electrician, lol.)
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    Re: Intex saltwater system won't turn on/GFI switch will not reset

    Yes, the one on the cord. I did not think it was a good idea for my husband to try to splice a chord that will be near water. Just didn't sound safe to me


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    Re: Intex saltwater system won't turn on/GFI switch will not reset

    GFCI's can and do fail.

    A simple replacement might be all that you need. Better to change the outlet to a GFCI and change the cord to a standard cord. You will be just as protected.
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    Re: Intex saltwater system won't turn on/GFI switch will not reset

    I needed a quick solution so I just bought a new unit. Changing the outlet sounds like a good long term solution though. I'll have to see if I know anyone capable!


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    Re: Intex saltwater system won't turn on/GFI switch will not reset

    YOU are capable...Shut off the breaker, pull the current one out, look at where the wires go and replace it with the new one...no problems. It will save you $100 for an electrician. Should only take 5 minutes.

    Its one of the most basic home owner skills, just like changing a deadbolt on your front door or un-plugging a toilet with a plunger.
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    Re: Intex saltwater system won't turn on/GFI switch will not reset

    Didn't realize it was that easy! Thanks!


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    Re: Intex saltwater system won't turn on/GFI switch will not reset

    Quote Originally Posted by egotrip View Post
    You say there's power to the gfi outlet. Can you plug another device into it, and have it work?
    My experience is it's either no power to the gfi, or the switch is defective and needs to be replaced.
    egotrip: My saltwater system stopped working (light no longer comes on). I believe my problem must be the on/off switch, which has always seemed shaky (had to wiggle it to make it work). Do you know where I could find this specific switch for replacement. Thanks!

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