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    Pentair valve actuators not working

    I'm having issues with a customers valve actuators( there are 2) not working. I have tried the manual switch and still does not work. I checked the wires as well and they seem good. They both stopped at the same time so it would be hard for me to believe they both got broken wires at the same time.

    My question is, is there anything I need to check inside the easy touch system to cause this?
    Jacob Zaluski, Owner
    True Blue Pools LLC. Lexington, KY
    Service Center for Hayward Pool Products

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    Re: Pentair valve actuators not working

    Run the EasyTouch through a self test. Besides testing buttons and lights, it will move the actuators in a test as well.


    System Test
    Follow the steps below to test the EasyTouch control panel to activate the heater, valves and pumps. This test
    assumes that all system equipment has been properly installed and connected to the EasyTouch Load center.
    Testing Valve Actuators and Pumps:
    Use the following steps to test the valve actuators (CVA24T) for proper rotation.
    To test the valve actuators and pump:
    1. Switch on the electrical power at the house breaker.
    2. Switch on the EasyTouch Load Center. You may need to switch on the breakers on the Load Center.
    3. Press the Mode button to enable “Service” mode.
    4. Press the Valve (V) button to select “Pool” mode.
    5. Press the Filter Pump (F) button to activate the filter pump. Water will be removed from the pool
    and returned to the pool. A spa bypass line divert a small amount of water to the spa. Make sure the
    filter pump turns on correctly. If the pump has two speeds: Press the button one time to run the pump
    in low speed. Press the button again to run the pump in high speed. Press the button again to switch
    the pump off. A Two-Speed pump has to be configured in the 2-Speed menu (see page 46).
    6. Set both valve actuators (CVA-24T) for suction and return. Use the toggle switch on the rear of the
    CVA-24T to withdraw and return water from the pool.
    7. Press the Valves (V) button. Step through all four valve positions: Pool, Spa, Fill, Drain. Make sure
    the valves turn on correctly and the water is moving in the correct direction for each position. If
    necessary, flip the actuator toggle switch to change the direction of the water.
    Note: With the filter pump operating, if water is not being removed and returned to the pool,
    it may be necessary to reverse the RETURN with VLV A (or VLV B) plugs on the EasyTouch
    motherboard.

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    Re: Pentair valve actuators not working

    The switches on the back of the valves are not working. When I first arrived the suction valve wasn't working. Then I flipped the switch on the return side and it moved. But when I tried switching it back nothing happened. Now both are not doing anything.
    Are there fuses inside anywhere that possibly blew?


    Jacob Zaluski, Owner
    True Blue Pools LLC. Lexington, KY
    Service Center for Hayward Pool Products

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    Re: Pentair valve actuators not working

    There is a fuse, but more often the wiring has become disconnected or cut.
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