Recent content by JoelFitz

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    Can the plumbing be too big???

    Not in your case. 2" plumbing is fine and can actually free up the pump allowing it to run more efficiently in some cases. Just keep an eye on the level to eliminate the prime issue and you'll be okay. As long as the pump has a full prime it isn't working too hard and can take whatever you're...
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    intellitouch problems with Mobiletouch 2

    What are the time and air temp. readings on the mobi? If 12 noon and 0 degrees you lost communication. Either way I would google how to reconnect the mobi touch and try that. There might be an issue with the transceiver board. You can remove the cover to the antenna and observe the lights. There...
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    Jandy LX400 giving me fits

    Not always
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    Jandy LX400 giving me fits

    Gas pressure. If the gas valve opens and you smell gas you can rule out almost everything else. Can do a resistance test on the igniter. Cold it should be in-between 40-70 ohms. Other than that it sounds like a gas pressure issue. I haven't heard or seen an issue with the LT/LX for clogged...
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    Pentair 460737 400K BTU propane.

    The Mastertemp/Max-E-Therm heaters are only 84% efficient, peanuts. I think you need to step up to the big boy heater..... the ETi400 with it's whopping 96% efficiency ;)
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    HELP! Need advice re: installation of new Pentair Master Temp 400

    To second what ps0303 stated, that isn't correct wiring for that heater. It looks to be leftover pool light cord which isn't UL listed for the power draw in your heater. You need to call them back and have them redo the supply wires correct as it can affect your warranty. Also that knock out is...
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    Pentair wireless controller

    White is for the Ez-touch unless something changed recently. You can find the model number in the battery compartment.
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    Searching for filters

    As to your original question of checking the bypass and cleaning the filters I would have to assume they're talking about the pool filter not a filter in the heater, never heard of one except on high dollar efficient ones. As to the bypass, the Lxi has a bypass in the in/out header. Threads in...
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    Mice in the MasterTemp 400 heater!

    @davedive, Yes, the manual has a excellent flow chart for troubleshooting. Need a multi-meter, follow the steps. No power or lights is an easy diagnose as it has to do with the low voltage side. Check the wire above the fuse, this is the 24v from the transformer which then goes through the...
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    Pentair wireless controller

    The Ez-Touch and the PS4-PSL4 take two different wireless controllers. Is the front face sticker white or gray? Part # for the Ez-Touch is 520547 and the PS4-PSL4 is 522464.
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    Raised Spa Leaking Water

    The check valves you have are Ortega checks. They have gray bodies and a threaded on cap. It appears you have 2, one on the spa return line..... weird, and the other just out of the picture on the pool return side. I believe your problem is there. Probably just needs the diverter replaced. You...
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    MINIMAX NT LN No power light

    All you need to do is check the orange/white 2 pin connector on the board. This is the 24v from the transformer. Might save you from taking apart the heater. it's located as plug #4 from left to right, can't miss it.
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    Spa mode back draining during operation

    A couple of things to check. 1.) Return 3-way diverter seal is ripped. You can check this by pulling the diverter apart. Rare but I've seen it happen. 2.) Chlorinator or Polaris is plumbed in a way to allow return to the pool in spa mode. I've also seen this more times than I'd like to admit...
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    need plumbing diagram for spa overflowing into pool

    I don't think it's worth it if you don't have an automatic controller. There're some here that have figured out how to wire them up using an external control but to me that's too much trouble. You'll be okay with a check valve and partially opened diverter valve. If you want to get fancy, also...
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    Pool heater - any updates? I have questions

    If you have about 6-7 grand Pentair just introduced a 96% efficient heater called the ETi 400 that looks pretty good. If their Master Temp 400 version heats a typical spa in 30 minutes @ 84% efficient I can only imagine how fast this sucker would do it.