I've seen similar posts, but I'm not sure I've seen this specific problem. <Disclaimer: This is our first pool at a house we just bought in Aug. The pool, like the house, was neglected. That along with our lack of pool knowledge led to our current state.> Our Aquarite SWG isn't generating chlorine. The FC level on the strip is white....0 The salt level got down to 1900 ppm. We added 160 lbs salt and a it is now at a healthy level...3200.(ideal per the manual). The stabilizer/Cyanuric acid level was low and added 4 lbs to get that to around 80. The pH and alkalinity was high and added 1 pint of muriatic acid to reduce to a good range... 7.6. We had the salt cell tested and the test was good. When power is applied to the SWG the no flow light flashes for about 20 secs(normal, I think) then goes out. The GENERATING light comes on steady for 10 secs, then goes out...(not normal). No power light ever. The Diagnostic display readings show:
Cell Voltage: 10.3
Cell Current: 0
Instant salinity: 0
I have seen other posts about replacing the black quarter sized resistor on the panel. We ordered a couple to give it a shot. From what I read in the manual, if the system senses there is not enough salt, it will shut down. That was the case until we added the appropriate amount of salt, but it still doesn't want to stay on and generating chlorine. According to the manual, when the POWER light is illuminated the Aqua Rite has input power. The power light is not on but there is obviously some power to the unit. (i.e. flashing flow light, momentary generating light, diagnostic display). Incidentally, we cleaned out the filter and for the most part, the pool LOOKS clean/clear. I know as it gets warmer and with no chlorine it may not be that way for long. I'm a rookie with the system, so if anyone has had any kind of similar experience or any insight, it would be greatly appreciated. We've considered a service call, but thought we would do some homework first. Thanks in advance.