My ancient AutoPilot 1000 has been working fine for the last 6 months. Last week it stopped working when the cell fuse blew. I have since replaced the cord and the cell. It is still blowing fuses. I have tried all the types of fuses I can find. Regular, slow blow, and ceramic. The manual calls for a ceramic slow blow fuse. I have not been able to find one of those.
With the non ceramic slow blow it worked for about 20 seconds. The green cell light came on about that long then it blew.
Other info is the salt level. It was 4200. I did a small drain and fill to get it to 4000 figuring it would still be high but would get back to working if that was the issue. But it still blows the fuse. Of course the temp has come up quite a bit, 10 degrees. No idea if high salt level/temp would increase the draw but figured I would add that info.
Do I need to order a ceramic slow blow fuse? The fuse I took out of there was non ceramic, and not slow blow. So I'm skeptical. A normal fuse had been working just fine.
Do I need to get more salt out of the pool?
What else can I replace?