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Thread: Automatic Pool Cover closes but won't open

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    Automatic Pool Cover closes but won't open

    Hi. I opened our pool cover with no problems a few days ago. Also closed it with no problems. I went to open it today and it opened about 2 feet then stopped. It closed from that position with no problems; however, now it won't open at all. The motor doesn't sound at all when the key is turned to open but the motor does sound when the key is turned to close.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you for any light you can shed on this.
    40,000 gal IG w/vinyl liner, 300 sq ft cartridge filter, Dura-Glas II pump w/1 hp motor, Heat Siphon heat pump, IntelliChlor swg, Paramount Floor Cleaning System, Automatic Pool Cover

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    Re: Automatic Pool Cover closes but won't open

    What brand? Possibly the controller, could have stripped the drive, could be a loose connection.
    Over 30 years in the pool business
    We build vinyl, fiberglass, stainless steel pools
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    Re: Automatic Pool Cover closes but won't open

    I think it's an "Automatic Pool Cover" pool cover. We have noticed over the past couple of years that we have to press the key in and turn it harder to activate the pool cover to open or close. Can the key switch "wear out"?
    40,000 gal IG w/vinyl liner, 300 sq ft cartridge filter, Dura-Glas II pump w/1 hp motor, Heat Siphon heat pump, IntelliChlor swg, Paramount Floor Cleaning System, Automatic Pool Cover

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    Re: Automatic Pool Cover closes but won't open

    Yes the contacts inside the key switch can degrade with use.
    Over 30 years in the pool business
    We build vinyl, fiberglass, stainless steel pools
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