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Thread: Ancient heater problem! What, no hot tub on Christmas!?!?

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    Ancient heater problem! What, no hot tub on Christmas!?!?

    Hi all, this is on behalf of my dad in Baton Rouge, LA.

    He has a very old gas heater that won't ignite anymore. It has a nameplate that says "Laars Lite", it's about a 3' cube, and probably 28 years old. He can smell gas when turning it on, but no ignition. He thinks it is the ignitor, and that sounds reasonable to me, but I don't know anything about gas heaters.

    Any better ideas out there? Would the parts even still be available? Thanks for any input.
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    Re: Ancient heater problem! What, no hot tub on Christmas!?!?

    Laars was bought by Jandy. It's pretty likely that parts are available. I doubt it's quite that old though. If you can get a picture of the insides, it will help us.

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    Re: Ancient heater problem! What, no hot tub on Christmas!?!?

    Here is a link to the owners and installation manual
    Troubleshooting guide begins on page 12.

    http://www.waterco.com.au/CMS/uploads/M ... Manual.pdf
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