Great info on this forum. Thanks go to Jason for that!
I've been in an argument with my salt system since last year. It's an Aquarite Gold with a T-15 cell. Last year the board went blank. So I did the search as you all have and did the digikey fix. Voila! Fixed! For about two months. The system quit again and I this time I noticed that the resistor was completely burnt around the connections to the board. I'm a good solderer (if that's a word) and it did work so I know the connection was good. However, why would it burn out so quickly? So, with the board looking fried and damaged, I broke down and bought a new one. I installed it and still no salt generation. The cell was about 8 years old so I bought the replacement compupool cell and plugged it in. Great! It started generating right away. However I noticed a transformer "hum" coming from the box and you could feel it as well. After about 30 minutes I checked back in and noticed the smell coming from the control box. I took off the panel and the current limiter was super hot! Are they supposed to get this hot? I couldn't even touch it. Is that much current needed to generate salt? At this point , there shouldn't be anything left to replace!
So I guess my question is, is this normal operation?