Hi, I have a StaRite heater SN200 and the membrane keypad has gone bad-- meaning it's very finicky to push the buttons just right to get it to turn on, and sometimes is impossible. FYI... there is no remote or anything like that on this heater so the keypad is my only means of operation.
A few questions:
1. Is there anything I can do to "temporarily" improve the existing keypad performance? Such as poke or cut some small holes in the buttons and inject some electro-contact cleaner under them?
Replacing the keypad. I found an online retailer that sells the keypad membrane only which is 1/2 the price of replacing the whole "Control Board Enclosure/Membrane Panel Kit. (membrane only is $75 vs near $150 for the whole thing).
2. Is it advisable to replace the membrane only, and does someone have instructions on how to do this? Or is it advisable to just replace the whole "Control Board Enclosure/Membrane Panel Kit?"
FYI...I'm pretty technical and handy with tools.
Thanks for the help.