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    Time for new equipment?

    My SWG Jandy 1400 had error code 170. No buttons worked, even Salinity to turn off the beeping. I replaced the backboard, and had the front board checked out by an expert IC company in Austin, TX. I mailed the entire unit to them, so they could power it up and everything. They got no error codes, but checked for burned components and bad soldering on front board anyway. Clean bill of health, in their opinion. When I reinstalled it, the 170 code came up immediately. My questions include:
    1. Is there a way to reset that unit as if from factory? Maybe a magic hidden reset button?
    2. My Aquapure OneTouch now doesn't show any salt ppm on the display, but it did prior to the 170 code showing on the control unit.
    3. If the control unit is good, could the salt cell (which is very clean) be creating the problem? Is that why Austin had no error code (not connected to a salt cell) but I do? If so, can the cell be tested? The 2 brand name companies locally say that can test Hayward but not Jandy.
    4. What else could be causing the 170 code?

    Given that the entire system is 7 yrs old, is it just time to swap out for a Hayward SWG and walk away from the current Jandy? I'd rather not spend big money right now. I don't think I have enough proof that it's all failed to spend a thousand bucks.
    30,000 gal salt with spa; built 2006; Jandy 2 hp single speed Stealth; 48 sf Pentair DE filter; Pentair 4 wheel cleaner; Jandy 1400 SWG and 1400PLC salt cell. New filter grids, cleaner pump.

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    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Time for new equipment?

    Welcome to tfp, Scubaguy2

    Since your cell is 7 years old, it is likely at end of life.

    This thread might be helpful:
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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