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Thread: Not showing correct salt level

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    Not showing correct salt level

    3 Years ago I replaced the motherboard and cell on my Aqua Rite system. About a month ago, the salt level started reading off by more than 1000 causing the cell to not produce chlorine. I realize that the numbers aren't going to be exact, I just need it close enough to generate. I reset it a few times using the auto-super-auto method. It eventually showed high enough to generate. After a week or so, it was low again. I took the water and cell to Pinch a Penny. They said that the cell was working, but I again had no chlorine. They said that it is probably the motherboard.

    Is there something else that I can look for or another type of reset that I can do to bring the numbers up to where they belong? Am I looking at buying another board after only 3 years?

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    Re: Not showing correct salt level

    A low salt reading is usually indicative of a failing salt cell. How old is the cell?

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    Re: Not showing correct salt level

    Cold water temperatures can cause false low salt readings, as can calcium scaling on the cell plates, or the cell wearing out (they typically last three to five years).
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