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    5 year old hayward heater

    Swim Pro by Hayward Heater ABG1001 after 5 years of great performance has started repeatedly firing up then flame goes off and cold air blows. noticed repeated pop of flame coming on over and over. Similar replacement is $677 on Amazon. Should I just be glad I got 5 good years and drop the $677 for a replacement? Or does repair make any sense for a 5 year old unit.

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    Re: 5 year old hayward heater

    I would check the gas jet nozzles and make sure they are clean. Spiders like to make webs in them.
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    Re: 5 year old hayward heater

    Yes give the burners and the orifices a good cleaning and see what happens. Use something soft like a pipe cleaner on the orifices.
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    Re: 5 year old hayward heater

    mas985 and ps0303.....thanks for the suggestion. sounds like a great idea. once i open it up is it pretty self explanatory? do i need to do and dis-assembly inside to get to the spots to clean??

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    Re: 5 year old hayward heater

    update......i took it apart which was fun and educational. but i find that water is dripping down onto the burners. which i assume means the heat ex-changer is damaged? so do i stop now and order a new heater? or is it possible to repair the leak?

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    Re: 5 year old hayward heater

    Yea, it looks like you need a new ex-changer. I don't think they are repairable.
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    Re: 5 year old hayward heater

    new exchanger $380.......whole new heater $677.......heater is 5 years old so i am going with the new heater. thanks all for the education! i now understand how a pool heater works and what the insides look like and how to clean the burners on my new heater

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