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    Heater question

    I have a sta-rite max e therm heater that isn't working. I'm getting the service LED and the afs light under the panel, and the light on the ignition control module is flashing once. I am replacing the air orifice kit because a mouse did some work on it. I am gonna jump the wires on the afs switch to see if that's good or not. But when I put my hand on the opening from the blower it is pushing out air not sucking.. The mouse had a bunch of **** inside the opening that I cleaned out but not sure if there was more deeper in. The question ( should the opening be blowing out air or sucking it in?) I was thinking about removing the blower and checking to see if there is more **** further inside.

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    Eric
    10,000 gallon, fiberglass, in ground, kidney shaped, 13 year old pool. Salt chlorine generator. New to pool ownership.

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    Re: Heater question

    First thing, were both air orifices of the same color?

    Second, no it should NOT be blowing air out of the orifice. That is where the air gets sicked into. Did you get new air tubes as well and replace them? Just in case the mouse ate a hole in the air tube(s).
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    Re: Heater question

    Quote Originally Posted by ps0303
    First thing, were both air orifices of the same color?

    Second, no it should NOT be blowing air out of the orifice. That is where the air gets sicked into. Did you get new air tubes as well and replace them? Just in case the mouse ate a hole in the air tube(s).
    I have new tubes coming with the kit so all will be replaced when it comes in. As for the orifices being the same color? Not sure I understand.
    10,000 gallon, fiberglass, in ground, kidney shaped, 13 year old pool. Salt chlorine generator. New to pool ownership.

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    Re: Heater question

    The older sta-rite's had a black air orifice and the new ones are white. These are not interchangeable from my experience. So if you have/had a black one and ordered a newer white one, you may have issues.
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    Re: Heater question

    Ok well mine is black so I guess we will have to wait and see.

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    10,000 gallon, fiberglass, in ground, kidney shaped, 13 year old pool. Salt chlorine generator. New to pool ownership.

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