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    heater wont come on

    Purex Triton MinMax around 2000 model...worked in fall time but today tried to semi warm the pool and I am not getting anything...is it possible the pilot light is out? anything else to try?
    built 4/08/2000 16 x32 460 Sq FT Pool 16,000 gallons 3.5 ft 5 ft 3.5 ft sport pool

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    Re: heater wont come on

    If it has a pilot light, did you light it? Do you have gas (is the tank full and the valves open)?

    We'll try to help you fix this yourself but... IF YOU'RE EVER IN DOUBT ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE DOING WITH THE HEATER - CALL IN YOUR GAS COMPANY!!!!!!!! Safety MUST be the priority!!!!
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    Re: heater wont come on

    i'm not sure about the piliot light, I am assuming it does..looking for manual, minimax 400.

    Gas line is in ground so all should be good there
    built 4/08/2000 16 x32 460 Sq FT Pool 16,000 gallons 3.5 ft 5 ft 3.5 ft sport pool

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    Re: heater wont come on

    anything to check ? its gotta just be dirty
    built 4/08/2000 16 x32 460 Sq FT Pool 16,000 gallons 3.5 ft 5 ft 3.5 ft sport pool

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    Re: heater wont come on

    There are lots of things it could be. A heater tech, IMHO, is your best bet if you know nothing about how it works or it's safety safety systems. I may be that its dirty or it could be something else.

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    Re: heater wont come on

    well ive got a home warranty so i guess its worth the 60 buck callout for them to check it out
    built 4/08/2000 16 x32 460 Sq FT Pool 16,000 gallons 3.5 ft 5 ft 3.5 ft sport pool

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    Re: heater wont come on

    What was the issue?

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    Re: heater wont come on

    They are saying the gas line is bad----heater is not getting enough flow to fire...not sure I buy it but that's the word right now

    built 4/08/2000 16 x32 460 Sq FT Pool 16,000 gallons 3.5 ft 5 ft 3.5 ft sport pool

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    Re: heater wont come on

    I believe, if you know the required BTU of the heater, the gas service pressure, and the gas line diameter and length, you can calculate if you're theoretically getting enough gas. That is a question for a heating pro though. I just thought you would like to know so you can arm yourself with questions for the next service visit.
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    Re: heater wont come on

    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4tx
    They are saying the gas line is bad----heater is not getting enough flow to fire...not sure I buy it but that's the word right now

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    More likely it's spider webs in the tube that tells the controller than you have enough airflow so that it will then open the gas valve and start the igniter. The home warranty company tech probably read the troubleshooting guide and figures low flow must mean the gas.
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