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    Pool Pilot Digital suddenly stop controlling the pump

    My Pool Pilot Digital suddenly stop controlling the pump today. For now, I've had to set the external timer to turn the pump on and off. I hear a click when I tried to turn the pump on and off by pushing the buttons manually and the display showing "on" or "off". Does that mean there is problem with the board?
    Pool: IG 10,200 Gal 15 X 29 Tahiti (Freeform) w/ Spa Overflow built 2004 by Robert Allard Pools
    Finish: CLI Sun Stone Exposed Aggregate in Antigua
    Filter System: 120 Sq Ft Hayward Star Clear Plus
    Pumps: 1HP & 1.5HP Hayward Maxi-Flow
    Salt Chlorine System: Autopilot Pool Pilot Digital SC-36
    Spa Blower: 1.5HP Air Supply Silencer
    Automatic Pool Cleaner: Zodiac Baracuda G3 & PoolSkim
    Heat Pump: AquaCal Heatwave

    Pool Cover & Roller: Klear Choice Solar Blanket & Solar Roller
    Patio: 65' X 25' BetterVue Screened Pavered Enclosure

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    Pool Pilot Digital cannot turn the pump on or off...

    Hello. My Pool Pilot Digital is not controlling the pump. I have tried turning it on and off manually by pressing the button, but with no result. I do hear a click whenever it tries to switch on and off. Is that a board issue? For now, I am using the external timer to control the pump. Please help!
    Pool: IG 10,200 Gal 15 X 29 Tahiti (Freeform) w/ Spa Overflow built 2004 by Robert Allard Pools
    Finish: CLI Sun Stone Exposed Aggregate in Antigua
    Filter System: 120 Sq Ft Hayward Star Clear Plus
    Pumps: 1HP & 1.5HP Hayward Maxi-Flow
    Salt Chlorine System: Autopilot Pool Pilot Digital SC-36
    Spa Blower: 1.5HP Air Supply Silencer
    Automatic Pool Cleaner: Zodiac Baracuda G3 & PoolSkim
    Heat Pump: AquaCal Heatwave

    Pool Cover & Roller: Klear Choice Solar Blanket & Solar Roller
    Patio: 65' X 25' BetterVue Screened Pavered Enclosure

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    Re: Pool Pilot Digital suddenly stop controlling the pump

    Topics merged. Please only ask a question in one place. Asking in several places leads to confusion and duplicated effort. Thanks JasonLion

    That sounds like a stuck relay to me.
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    Re: Pool Pilot Digital suddenly stop controlling the pump

    It could be your motor also.
    As you said you can hear it clicking, that's the sound of the relay activating.
    However, as Jason said, it may be a bad relay that's clicking but not making contact, which can only be verifed by putting a multimeter on it to check voltage.
    The other possibility is that your motor went bad. If the relay is sending voltage down to your pump, then it's got to be your motor that's the problem.
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    Re: Pool Pilot Digital suddenly stop controlling the pump

    Thank you for your suggestions...
    Tested the relay last week and found it to be the cause of the problem.
    Replaced it today, and it's working perfectly.
    Thanks, again!
    Pool: IG 10,200 Gal 15 X 29 Tahiti (Freeform) w/ Spa Overflow built 2004 by Robert Allard Pools
    Finish: CLI Sun Stone Exposed Aggregate in Antigua
    Filter System: 120 Sq Ft Hayward Star Clear Plus
    Pumps: 1HP & 1.5HP Hayward Maxi-Flow
    Salt Chlorine System: Autopilot Pool Pilot Digital SC-36
    Spa Blower: 1.5HP Air Supply Silencer
    Automatic Pool Cleaner: Zodiac Baracuda G3 & PoolSkim
    Heat Pump: AquaCal Heatwave

    Pool Cover & Roller: Klear Choice Solar Blanket & Solar Roller
    Patio: 65' X 25' BetterVue Screened Pavered Enclosure

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