hello from Connecticut.
symptoms started with the pump/heater 20amp gfi breaker tripped. Opened up the heater and found the problem...the mice have enjoyed the heater. Rather annoyed at myself as I knew this was going to be a concern and I thought I was on top of it with successful mouse traps set throughout the year.....<<sigh>> next time I will remove the panels to keep an eye on the heater.
That said, they definitely gnawed on some wiring on the low voltage / controller side of things, without actually removing the harness yet nothing appears to be chewed through but a few bare ones. I can't find any evidence of damage on the high voltage side going to the igniter/blower etc.
What I am looking for is help getting started on a repair, I am thinking the control board may have gotten shorted out. Assume wherever I buy a control board from won't take it back if that's not the problem.
So to start get a wiring harness and replace all suspect wires and see if that fixes it, from there replace the control board. From there I am at a loss. Can the boards be bench tested? Anyone have a spare?
Good news is we don't use the heater except at the beginning and end of the season, during the summer the pool can hold its own, I have been able to isolate the heater electrically and at least get the pump running again.
Anything else I could be missing that would trip a gfi breaker immediately? (it trips as soon as the circuit is energized )
Any thoughts or information welcome.
Pentair master temp 400
18x36 free form vinyl pool
Jandy SWG and automation
because every post is better with photos
pool 4th 2015-18 by Jon Miller, on Flickr