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Thread: Burn mark on the motherboard of AquaRite SWG

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    Burn mark on the motherboard of AquaRite SWG

    WOW. The problem that jdhgator describes (in this topic, JasonLion) is the identical problem we are having. I can answer some of the problems asked below because we have a friend with another one that is working fine, so we tested parts.

    To help clarify-
    System #1 is working fine.
    System #2 is displaying the 2600 ppm for the salt level and no light on for the power.

    1- Plugged in system #1's flow sensor and cell into control panel box of system #2 ..... no change---- still displayed 2600 ppm. The "no flow" light flashed red, but then turned off after 20 seconds or so, meaning there was flow now.

    2- Put flow sensor #2 into system #1 pipes... plugged it into system #1 and it read the flow and salt level at the same level that sensor #1 did. Then I poured small amount of salt into skimmer... flow sensor #2 read "HI” which meant it was reading the level of salt correctly.

    We tried every combination combining systems #1 & #2- including changing the fuse, but it still reads 2600. Unplugged box #2 and took cover off. Saw on the motherboard a small amount of black - appears to possibly be a burn mark on the motherboard.

    My question- Is there a way to test the motherboard? or I was thinking of taking my control box (#2) into an authorized repair shop to see what they would charge to test the motherboard. Does anyone else have another idea?

    Thanks
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    Re: Burn mark on the motherboard of AquaRite SWG

    Just Googled "Aquarite Repair", 'cause I remember that they use a varistor that fails on occasion, and found this link full of info that you might find useful - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/po...generator.html

    Hope it helps!
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    Re: Burn mark on the motherboard of AquaRite SWG

    I am sorry for not replying sooner. This account and question was set up for a friend.
    I am not sure if he has done this or not yet. That link had some very vaulable information.

    I did find a site that has a new motherboard for 275.00.

    http://www.saltwaterpoolparts.com/aquar ... board.html

    Thanks,
    20 X 40 inground gunite. 38,000 gallons, Jacuzzi Dial Valve Sand Filter, Jacuzzi Magnum 1000 pump. 40 + yrs in (fairly smooth) operation thanks to cussedness and a tiny bit of hydraulic cement.

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    Re: Burn mark on the motherboard of AquaRite SWG

    Sounds like varistor to me. Any pictures?
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