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    SWG no errors but not generating salt

    All reading normal for about 15 minutes and then amps drop to 0. Temp 55, everything looks normal. Salt level 3200. Cell is 8 months old. Any ideas. Hayward tech support no help at all.

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    Re: SWG no errors but not generating salt

    Welcome to tfp, nthimis

    SWG no errors but not generating salt
    I assume you mean not generating chlorine?

    You may already know this but many swgs shutdown when the temperature is low...not sure if that is the case here. I think many do it at ~50F, but some might be set different and sensors can drift.
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    Re: SWG no errors but not generating salt

    Welcome to TFP! I agree with linen. It may be a touch too cold for your cell to start generating. What you can do is add chlorine manually until the water is warm enough to generate chlorine on its own. Then, once the water warms up, if it still is putting out chlorine, then you can go into troubleshoot mode.

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    Re: SWG no errors but not generating salt

    If it is a Goldline unit, then they will shut off < 50F but you need to look at the cell temp.

    However, it sounds like it could be a CL setting issue. Units will usually have a 2 or 1.5 hour cycle so with low chlorine settings, they shut off after a short period of time and will restart after the cycle ends. What is your current CL setting %?
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    Re: SWG no errors but not generating salt

    Currently at 100%. Temp is right compared to thermometer. 55 degrees.

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    Re: SWG no errors but not generating salt

    How do you get the unit to start up again?

    Do you have a spa with a heater where you could try to run the unit with a little warmer water?

    As for the temperature, the only temperature that matters is the one that reads by the cell itself. I am still not certain which unit you have, hint hint, but normally, you can get the cell temperature from one of the menus.
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    Re: SWG no errors but not generating salt

    Sorry - Its a Aqua-Rite unit. Temp reading is 55. I can run the heater for the pool and bring it up to 60 and see what happens.

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