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    LCD Screen on Pentair IntelliFlo gone bad

    Hello. I have had my Pentair intelliflo VS pump just over 2 years now. I just noticed that the LCD screen is blank. it does not show anything. the pump works fine however. I cannot program anything since i can't see what it is i am programming. i check out to replace the screen i need to replace the entire drive kit which costs $600.00. is there any way to fix just the screen or maybe use some external device to program it? thanks
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    Re: LCD Screen on Pentair IntelliFlo gone bad

    What's the warranty on that pump?
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    Re: LCD Screen on Pentair IntelliFlo gone bad

    that's a really good question. I guess I could call pentair with the serial number and ask. do you know what the standard warranty is?
    thanks
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    Re: LCD Screen on Pentair IntelliFlo gone bad

    Quote Originally Posted by omsrex
    that's a really good question. I guess I could call pentair with the serial number and ask. do you know what the standard warranty is?
    thanks
    The standard warranty is 1 year. It also depends on if you had it professionally installed or did it yourself. After a bit of research, it does look like you would need to replace the electronics module which is kinda pricey. But before doing that, try giving Pentair a call to see if they have other suggestions.

    I found another thread on here with the exact same problem:
    anyone-ever-have-the-lcd-screen-go-out-on-the-intelliflo-t59505.html

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    Re: LCD Screen on Pentair IntelliFlo gone bad

    This happen to my Intelliflo VF pump

    The display circuit board has "NO MOISTURE PROOF COATING", so condensation collects on the bottom side of the circuit board and corrodes out the thin traces on the board. I asked Pentair to pass this information to their vendor for these boards.

    If you have an Easytouch or similar controller, the pump can be programed that way.

    There has been a used "Display" only listed on ebay repeatly for $130.00. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 1357436018
    The listing expired, you might contact the person, or wait and see if he re-lists it.

    As a side note, You can change a VF into a VS, or VS into a VF by installing the respective Drive Assembly. (Not just the display)
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    Re: LCD Screen on Pentair IntelliFlo gone bad

    thanks for the replies. instead of getting a new drive for the pump (about$600), is it possible to get some kind of control like suntouch or something else to control the pump and other things?
    Omar
    42' x 25' Gunite Pool, 10' x 10' Spa, Horseshoe wading pool around spa, 40,000 gallons
    Hayward Aquarite SWG, Pentair IntelliFlo VS Pump 3HP(main) 011018
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    Re: LCD Screen on Pentair IntelliFlo gone bad

    Quote Originally Posted by omsrex
    thanks for the replies. instead of getting a new drive for the pump (about$600), is it possible to get some kind of control like suntouch or something else to control the pump and other things?
    It depends on how many of the circuit board traces are damaged. Mine worked with an Easytouch (Equal to Suntouch) after the display died. But you will not know for sure until you try it.

    A replacement drive "Display" (used) is the cheapest repair option.
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    Re: LCD Screen on Pentair IntelliFlo gone bad

    thanks
    what would an easy touch or suntouch go for with my setup? would it be able to control anything else? I was planning on just replacing the drive but i am afraid it may happen again. If i do purchase a drive, is used ok and where should i look? ebay?
    Omar
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    Hayward Aquarite SWG, Pentair IntelliFlo VS Pump 3HP(main) 011018
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    Re: LCD Screen on Pentair IntelliFlo gone bad

    Quote Originally Posted by omsrex
    thanks
    what would an easy touch or suntouch go for with my setup? would it be able to control anything else? I was planning on just replacing the drive but i am afraid it may happen again. If i do purchase a drive, is used ok and where should i look? ebay?
    You will have to shop prices on the Easytouch and Suntouch. Most likely $1000+

    I know that the Easytouch can control either 4 or 8 "Aux" items, lights, pumps, etc

    It will happen again, unless you either; 1) Install a pump rain hood (Dog house) and keep pad dry or 2) Coat the circuit board with moisture proof coating. ( Urethane Conformal Coating P/N 4223-55ML, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008OA7AWE/ref=biss_dp_t_asn)

    Personally; I would buy the used Display from the guy on ebay for $130.00, disassemble it and coat the board. If when you disassemble the display, you see spots of "green build up" on the back of the board, ask for a refund.
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    Re: LCD Screen on Pentair IntelliFlo gone bad

    Hi Omar, How about posting pics of your pool (sorry if I missed a thread or previous post). From your signature your pool seems interesting and BIG. Good luck with the pump.
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    Re: LCD Screen on Pentair IntelliFlo gone bad

    so I went ahead and ordered that display from ebay. thanks jerryt.

    I will try post some pics of the pool after i take some.

    I hope this other display works.

    thanks for all the replies.
    Omar
    42' x 25' Gunite Pool, 10' x 10' Spa, Horseshoe wading pool around spa, 40,000 gallons
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    Re: LCD Screen on Pentair IntelliFlo gone bad

    Quote Originally Posted by omsrex
    so I went ahead and ordered that display from ebay.
    This will fix the problem for good; Urethane Conformal Coating P/N 4223-55ML,
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008OA7AWE/ref=biss_dp_t_asn
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    Re: LCD Screen on Pentair IntelliFlo gone bad

    Quote Originally Posted by jerryt
    Quote Originally Posted by omsrex
    so I went ahead and ordered that display from ebay.
    This will fix the problem for good; Urethane Conformal Coating P/N 4223-55ML,
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008OA7AWE/ref=biss_dp_t_asn
    Thanks for the info.
    How and where exactly do I apply it once I get the new display?
    Wow, I am sure glad I found this forum. You guys are really helpful.
    Omar
    42' x 25' Gunite Pool, 10' x 10' Spa, Horseshoe wading pool around spa, 40,000 gallons
    Hayward Aquarite SWG, Pentair IntelliFlo VS Pump 3HP(main) 011018
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    Re: LCD Screen on Pentair IntelliFlo gone bad

    Quote Originally Posted by omsrex
    How and where exactly do I apply it once I get the new display?
    You take the display apart, and coat the circuit board.

    Don't coat the tactile switches.

    I have a brand new VF display which I plan to do soon...
    Easytouch, Intelliflo, Intellichem, Acid tank with pump, Intellichlor and Autelis network interface.

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    Re: LCD Screen on Pentair IntelliFlo gone bad

    Quote Originally Posted by jerryt
    Quote Originally Posted by omsrex
    How and where exactly do I apply it once I get the new display?
    You take the display apart, and coat the circuit board.

    Don't coat the tactile switches.

    I have a brand new VF display which I plan to do soon...

    Can you post pics of it when you do it?
    what are tactile switches? sorry for the stupid question?
    Omar
    42' x 25' Gunite Pool, 10' x 10' Spa, Horseshoe wading pool around spa, 40,000 gallons
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    Re: LCD Screen on Pentair IntelliFlo gone bad

    Quote Originally Posted by omsrex
    Can you post pics of it when you do it?
    what are tactile switches? sorry for the stupid question?
    What is your timeframe?

    Tactile switches = Tiny momentary push button switches, PCB mount
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    Re: LCD Screen on Pentair IntelliFlo gone bad

    I am looking to do it probably the weekend of 2/1/14.
    what do I use to apply it? A brush?
    thanks
    Omar
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    Re: LCD Screen on Pentair IntelliFlo gone bad

    Ok. So here is a pic of my pool. I took it from an upstairs balcony.
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    Omar
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    Re: LCD Screen on Pentair IntelliFlo gone bad

    Quote Originally Posted by omsrex
    what do I use to apply it?
    The cap of the bottle has a brush built into it.

    Great looking pool.
    Easytouch, Intelliflo, Intellichem, Acid tank with pump, Intellichlor and Autelis network interface.

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    Re: LCD Screen on Pentair IntelliFlo gone bad

    Quote Originally Posted by omsrex
    Ok. So here is a pic of my pool. I took it from an upstairs balcony.
    Very nice. Love the area around the hot-tub!
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