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  1. Pool Clown

    Raypak Gas Heater 406A no spark - need tech advice

    If you have a T1 location on the board, its electronic ignition (IID). Are you hearing a buzzing noise while its trying to light? Not a clicking, but a buzz (from the pilot assembly). Three buzzes, then a pause, then three more, then a pause, etc,etc. If you can, the board is probably...
  2. Pool Clown

    EasyTouch Automation + Heater Control - what's the level of control with EasyTouch Automation?

    The extent of the EasyTouch automation to "control" a heater is basically to turn it on and off (as you guessed). It also has the ability to maintain a temp (thermostat). That is pretty much it. And yes, you are right, most of the time, you are setting a temp and that's it. Except in the case...
  3. Pool Clown

    Raypak heater wiring

    Yellow wire connects with the other yellow wire at the gas valve. There should be a connection for 2 wires marked MV/PV (yellow). Then Violet/BLK wire should connect to MV and the Red/BLK to PV. Thats what the colors should be, yours look like they may be a bit faded. Blue wire needs to be...
  4. Pool Clown

    New hot tub owner and need help. Thanks everyone!

    Can you elaborate on the button pad that doesn't work? You cant turn the heater on or off? Or you cant adjust the temp? All of the above? Check the tubes or hoses that connect he air switch to the blower air horn and the gas valve. Also the wires that run all the way back to the board from...
  5. Pool Clown

    Heater wont stay on keeps cycling

    The physical or mechanical bypass could be cracked or broken and not regulating properly, causing the water inside it to over heat. However, they usually do some knocking or banging just before the heater cycles off. Not always particularly loud, but you can hear it.
  6. Pool Clown

    Brand new Pentair MasterTemp 250 LP won't ignite

    I agree with the supply being too small. You may want to also check the ignitor. Over the years, i have had several that have were broken right out of the box probably from a rough shipment.
  7. Pool Clown

    Pentair (PacFab) MiniMax 100 Propane

    If you dont hear the click from the thermostat, then it is the thermostat control. Whole heater in general looks quite weathered. I may question investing any money to fix. And then there's the rust...
  8. Pool Clown

    Pentair Minimax 250 - Transformer Burned (literally)

    Right. The wire connects or closes the safety circuit and allows the heater to continue with its call for heat routine. If you can identify the burnt wires, just hook them back up. Should be two, and are not polarity sensitive.
  9. Pool Clown

    Brand new theme pool heater whistles

    Yes, especially if this is propane, water column should be checked. Is this a new heater as in replacement? Did you upgrade the size (BTU)?
  10. Pool Clown

    Raypak 266a wont ignite pilot

    Confirm you are getting voltage at the PV and MV/PV wires at the gas valve OR at the board if nothing at the valve, this will rule out possible faulty wiring (when it is supposed to be lighting).
  11. Pool Clown

    Brand new theme pool heater whistles

    It sounds like a flow noise. Does it stop immediately once the heater shuts down? Or does it kind of fade out?
  12. Pool Clown

    Brand new theme pool heater whistles

    A whistle? Or more of a groan?
  13. Pool Clown

    Heater wont stay on keeps cycling

    Thermistor or board. Usually the thermistor. Just order one, if not now, you will need to replace at some point.
  14. Pool Clown

    Raypak 266a wont ignite pilot

    Right when the heater begins its buzz to ignite the pilot, you should hear a click. That would be the pilot valve solenoid. You may have to take the door off to hear. If you hear that click, your probably getting gas to the tube and/or orifice, and one or both is just clogged like Paul says.
  15. Pool Clown

    Raypak LCD replacement: Need some verification before ordering

    Sorry to chime in after you have ordered... I wonder how old this heater is? Raypak had a problem with those displays and even had a recall several years ago. If you were to call Raypak with the serial number, perhaps you can get the board for free. Edit: See your serial number, looks like...
  16. Pool Clown

    Pentair minimax 250 heater shuts off

    Check the air flow switch. Should close when blower comes to speed. Also check the connections and wiring (all).
  17. Pool Clown

    Pentair Minimax 250 - Transformer Burned (literally)

    NO NO! White with red stripe connects to the white with black stripe for 220V Just like yours is now. Supply voltage is commonly called Line. Third line of text says "line is black and red" WITH (following line) wht with red and white with black connected together. I know, its a bit vague.
  18. Pool Clown

    Help Needed

    Yes, i saw that web page but could not find any product sheets that shows it being used for anything other than bathroom shower tiling. This looks like it is a good product when used in its intended purpose. I'm not sure i would recommend applying this product to the entire pool that is to be...
  19. Pool Clown

    Pentair Minimax 250 - Transformer Burned (literally)

    Yes, rewire one wire at a time. That way, its easy to keep the wiring straight. And before you put power to it, make sure all the rest of the wiring throughout the heater is intact. Nothing disconnected, or burnt, melted, chewed, etc.
  20. Pool Clown

    Help Needed

    Beautiful job on the prep! Looks like you are ready to resurface. Have not heard of that product (Hydrobam).
  21. Pool Clown

    Pentair minimax 250 heater shuts off

    Are you sure? Check again. High limits are normally closed.
  22. Pool Clown

    Pentair Minimax 250 - Transformer Burned (literally)

    Start with replacing the transformer. Disconnect primary side and confirm the AC voltage. four wires come off the primary side. If just the black and the red are connected to the line, that would suggest 220V otherwise it would be 110V. New transformer should come with a wiring diagram to hook up.
  23. Pool Clown

    Raypak 266a Pool Heater (Natural Gas)

    "Sensor open" is just that. The board is not getting a resistance reading. This can be due to the actual sensor itself has failed, or the wire that runs from the sensor to the board. Or, as these heater age, im starting to see the board (the sensor connection) beginning to fail too.
  24. Pool Clown

    Pentair Mini Max Heater Blower Issues

    Please take the following with a grain of salt! As a tech, the above paragraph took more effort to write than i would be willing to put into a MiniMax NT. Apologies but, that's just the kind of heater those were. If you had that heater for 10 years without much trouble, you got more than your...
  25. Pool Clown

    Hayward H200 Natural GasCE error

    That would be the first thing i did...
  26. Pool Clown

    Foam rope in line

    Get one of these for your tool box.
  27. Pool Clown

    Jandy LXI - Repeat Fuse Fault Link Issues - Accessing heat exchange

    That fuse is temperature sensitive. If things are getting too hot in that location, it is an indication that there is perhaps a venting issue. If the vent is obstructed, then the hot gasses begin to back up, and the heater is designed to expose those hot gasses to that location first. Fusible...
  28. Pool Clown

    Foam rope in line

    I have a CO2 bottle that i use to blow lines out with. You are on the right track though. Always try to back it out, or push it back the way it came.
  29. Pool Clown

    Jandy LT400 Temp Control Board Question

    One in the same