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Thread: Goldline Salt Generator DEAD

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    Goldline Salt Generator DEAD

    I'm looking for troubleshooting suggestions for a Aquarite Goldline generator system. I have no display or lights and know the following:

    - I replaced the main circuit board because the Hayward folks told me this was the most likely fix if the fuse was good. So I have a new board with fuse installed.
    - This system has no external fuse, so uses the fuse on the board.
    - I have power to the main circuit board.

    Any thoughts on what to do to isolate the issue? I don't perceive there to be but 2 other components: 1) the small circuit board with the display on it and 2) the transformer. But I don't know how to determine if one or the other of these is at fault. Are any other possibilities?

    One final note. This system is "out in the country", so I have limited access to it - 1/2-day round-trip travel time.

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    Re: Goldline Salt Generator DEAD

    With the cell disconnected, does the power center boot?

    Scott
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    Re: Goldline Salt Generator DEAD

    Not sure what the "power center" is. However, the cell has not been connected since I installed the new main board. You're not supposed to connect the cell until you've configured the board for the appropriate cell size. And, since I have no display, I can't configure the board

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    Re: Goldline Salt Generator DEAD

    Disconnect the output transformer and look for power. I suspect it isn't there.

    Scott
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    Re: Goldline Salt Generator DEAD

    Are you suggesting that I remove the four wires from the transformer to the main board and check these for power? What level of voltage should I expect?

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    Re: Goldline Salt Generator DEAD

    One side will be 120 VAC. The other side will likely be 12 and 24 volts AC when referenced to ground.

    Scott
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    Re: Goldline Salt Generator DEAD

    I finally was able to troubleshoot this system. The issue seems to be that the fuse on the control board is being blown whenever power is applied. After a couple of hours of investigation (and 1/2 dozen fuses), we have convinced ourselves (rightly or wrongly) that the wiring must be incorrect. A supposed Hayward rep was the last one to mess with it. I noted that he had left the old control board in the unit WITHOUT a fuse - now I see why.
    A picture of the wiring is attached (note "Dike" is the name of the town where system is located). Note the display board is removed in the photo.

    Any comments or, even better, wiring diagrams would be appreciated.
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