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    Heat Pump Question

    So my Kopec 450sc heat pump quits after 4 years. No worry, I have a 5 year warranty. Make the call... "Sorry this number has been disconnected".... Ouch!

    So after 4 years and since I live in South Florida, only using this unit a handful of times (less than 10) it has an issue. "Luckily" for me it was a capacitor issues so less than a $200 fix.

    So now my question. What can I do to keep this unit from suffering a premature death? Do I need to cycle it on every couple months?

    Thanks in advance!
    South Florida. 20,000 gallons; 16x35 rectangular gunite; Pentair Intelliflo VF Variable Speed Pump; Hayward cartridge; Aqua Rite SWG. Dolphin Oasis Z5 Robotic Pool Cleaner; Kopec 540sc Electric Heat pump pool heater; Pool built in Spring 2004.

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    Re: Heat Pump Question

    Quote Originally Posted by johnd13
    So my Kopec 450sc heat pump quits after 4 years. No worry, I have a 5 year warranty. Make the call... "Sorry this number has been disconnected".... Ouch!

    So after 4 years and since I live in South Florida, only using this unit a handful of times (less than 10) it has an issue. "Luckily" for me it was a capacitor issues so less than a $200 fix.

    So now my question. What can I do to keep this unit from suffering a premature death? Do I need to cycle it on every couple months?

    Thanks in advance!
    Well I own a HVAC company and a capacitor costs $10 to $20. Not a bad idea to cycle on once a week, move the oil around in the system keeping internal parts lubricated.
    13K gal, Vinyl, 24' x 52" AGP, 1 HP pump, sand filter, 75 GPM, Chlorine

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