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    Pool Pilot touch pad not working

    I have the DG 220 and just the up and down arrows are extremely hard to push. It seems like the panel behind the pad has been pushed away. I had to push with 2 thumbs to feel the button behind the pad. Any way to check this and fix myself?
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    Re: Pool Pilot touch pad not working

    It isn't too difficult to take the cover off and examine the display/switch panel to see if there is something obvious going on. AutoPilot doesn't publish schematics, but mechanical problems should be practical to fix.
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    Re: Pool Pilot touch pad not working

    DH is planning onlooking at it tonight. I am fairly sure it is out of warranty(had it 5 years-I have to check my paperwork), and I saw it is 900+ to replace! I was just wondering if anyone has had that problem. The buttons do work if I can reach them!
    23000 gal. 18 x 36 IG vinyl
    Jacuzzi Magnum Force 1.5 hp. pump
    Jacuzzi CFR 100 cartridge filter
    AutoPilot Digital 220 SWG
    LaarsLite 250 gas heater

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    Re: Pool Pilot touch pad not working

    poolbee,

    It may be that the plastic stand offs that the board screws down to may be broken.
    Once your DH has removed the cover, take the circuit board off the cover and inspect these pieces.

    Can you still see the serial number of your DIG-220 system? Go here for a possible solution. http://autopilot.com/index.php?option=c ... Itemid=122
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    Re: Pool Pilot touch pad not working

    Poolsean,

    That is exactly what has happened to the cover of the control panel. There is not one screw attached and the whole thing has fallen away from the exterior panel. Thanks for the link. Unfortunately we have panel number 3 and is not involved in the recall. Can I buy a new cover? Or do you know of a fix?
    Thanks.
    23000 gal. 18 x 36 IG vinyl
    Jacuzzi Magnum Force 1.5 hp. pump
    Jacuzzi CFR 100 cartridge filter
    AutoPilot Digital 220 SWG
    LaarsLite 250 gas heater

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    Re: Pool Pilot touch pad not working

    We ended up drilling out where the plastic stands were and buying screws and nuts to fit. We used some tygon tubing to create our own stands and screwed it all together and it works fine! We covered the screws on the outside of the cover with a silicone sealant to keep water out. Our unit is already out of warranty so that isn't concern.
    23000 gal. 18 x 36 IG vinyl
    Jacuzzi Magnum Force 1.5 hp. pump
    Jacuzzi CFR 100 cartridge filter
    AutoPilot Digital 220 SWG
    LaarsLite 250 gas heater

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