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  1. swamprat69

    Jandy LXI - FAULT- CHECK IGN CONTROL - Appreciate help!

    Just some safety input here regarding the flooding. It is difficult to tell just how high the water level got from the original photo ( some cleanup done?). If the water level reached high enough to cover/partially cover the gas valve, the gas valve MUST be replaced. Same goes for the air...
  2. swamprat69

    Pentair 250 heater problems

    Am I to understand that you are the heater repair tech rather than the pool owner? You still haven't stated what the problem was with the transformer. The transformer does not really need to be OEM as long as the input and output voltages and VA rating are the same. For electrical...
  3. swamprat69

    Jandy Lite 2 Electrical Problem with a FL-5 but incoming power is good at 123V and 123V for A and B screws

    If you are getting 0 volts on the black wire out of the pressure switch, then your pressure switch is not closing. Check/clean your filter & pump basket. I don't know your area very well, but when I lived in Scottsdale AZ I had a constant problem with pine needles plugging up the impeller on my...
  4. swamprat69

    Jandy Lite 2 Electrical Problem with a FL-5 but incoming power is good at 123V and 123V for A and B screws

    Is your supply voltage 115 volts or 230 volts ? Is your power conversion plug set for 115 volts or 230 volts? If your power conversion plug is set to 230volts and your supply voltage is 230 volts, you cannot measure A and B separately to ground. You must measure between A and B and get 230...
  5. swamprat69

    Any idea what this object is on the bottom?

    Looks like a dead leech :unsure:
  6. swamprat69

    Pentair 250 heater problems

    To start with it would be useful to know why both the membrane pad and the transformer were replaced. For example, transformer secondary open or transformer visibly burnt and membrane pad blank or non responsive etc. ? Obviously the replacement membrane pad would be OEM ( Original Equipment...
  7. swamprat69

    Pentair 250 heater problems

    Do you have a multimeter and are you comfortable using it? I might be able to help in tracing backwards from what you are observing.
  8. swamprat69

    raypak 266 no pilot detected

    I don't know if you have your heater manual? This should be it http://cdn.globalimageserver.com/FetchDocument.aspx?ID=c404f1c5-ac50-4209-9457-56246d010b20 . If you have a strong blue pilot flame, you should check the flame current. I believe on your older raypak 013464F control board that...
  9. swamprat69

    raypak 266 no pilot detected

    Have you checked all of the grounding surfaces? You have a new pilot assembly, but is the cabinet/burner surface that the pilot assembly is mounted to clean/bare metal? Is the grounding wire attachment (green wire) to the heater cabinet clean/bare metal? Any dirt/corrosion/rust in the grounding...
  10. swamprat69

    Ability to restrict opperations on Pentair ipad App Remote for Airbnb / Renters

    It seems that it would be simple enough to break the wire for the output from the "pool" selection switch with an "on/off" rocker or toggle switch to disable "pool heating" when you are renting if you are unable to do it within the programming. You could even hide it in a spot that isn't easily...
  11. swamprat69

    Jandy LXi NG heater "Fault Check Ign Control" urgent pls

    WOW!!! After more than 40 years I didn't know that "sniffing" without using test instruments was a valid way of troubleshooting a system! Have been getting some BSODs on my PC. Maybe I should "sniff" it. Sounds like they just want to sell you a new heater. No mention of WHY it is doing...
  12. swamprat69

    Jandy LXi NG heater "Fault Check Ign Control" urgent pls

    Are you the original owner? Has the heater required any repair previously? Has the heater been cleaned and maintained over its life? Many companies (not all) will try to sell you a new heater when the problem can be solved by either a cleaning of some components or replacement of a part. Best...
  13. swamprat69

    Jandy JXi problem

    Actually an undersized fuse would blow more quickly than a correctly sized or oversized fuse and would protect the transformer. In order to correctly size a fuse for the transformer secondary ( load side ) you divide the transformer VA rating by the transformer secondary voltage ( in pool...
  14. swamprat69

    Raypak 406A Burner won't fire but do get pilot

    Don't know why your question hasn't been addressed yet? It sound as if your pilot flame is not proving it is there. If you have a strong blue pilot flame, here is some advice given in a similar situation. Not all info may apply, but pay close attention to cleaning the pilot assembly and ALL...
  15. swamprat69

    Aquacal heat pump LP message

    The only trouble with an HVAC company is that many of them shy away from working on a system that heats a pool. Also not many HVAC techs have experience working on a system with a water cooled condenser. If you do look for an HVAC company to work on your heater, try to get a company that uses...
  16. swamprat69

    Pool Company Telling me to connect Motor to 240 Volts for Longevity

    Failing motor bearings can also cause the motor to overload thereby causing the capacitor to fail quickly.
  17. swamprat69

    Aquacal heat pump LP message

    Model and serial number of the heat pump would be useful. If "LP" is referring to low refrigerant pressure there could be multiple causes for this fault i.e. refrigerant leak, failed expansion valve, dirty evap coil etc..
  18. swamprat69

    MiniMax NT Heater - No Ignition Sequence

    To check capacitance I usually shut off power to the unit/heater and remove wire(s) from one insulated post(s) on one side of the capacitor and read capacitance with meter across the two seperate sets of insulated posts on the capacitor. Reading should be within + or - 10% of the label uf...
  19. swamprat69

    MiniMax NT Heater - No Ignition Sequence

    Also, do you know how old your heater is?
  20. swamprat69

    MiniMax NT Heater - No Ignition Sequence

    Might be a good time to put a flashlight in the hole you exposed when you removed the blower motor/wheel and see if the heat exchanger is obstructed by looking at it from underneath
  21. swamprat69

    MiniMax NT Heater - No Ignition Sequence

    The vanes on the blower wheel have a concave cup in the direction of rotation. If they are dirty and have a buildup across the cup essentially removing the cup or part of the cup they cannot usually be cleaned with compressed air. You would check for this builup visually, just as you would check...
  22. swamprat69

    MiniMax NT Heater - No Ignition Sequence

    Similar reading at the blower housing port and the pressure switch would indicate that the tubing is not blocked or cracked
  23. swamprat69

    MiniMax NT Heater - No Ignition Sequence

    You are definitely not developing enough pressure to close the switch. I am guessing that the first reading you took was with the manonmeter attached directly to the port on the blower housing.If you are sure that the blower housing port is clear, I would check for dirt buildup across the cupped...
  24. swamprat69

    MiniMax NT Heater - No Ignition Sequence

    You can try to use the smaller diameter tubing that came with the manometer inside the tubing that goes to the pressure switch or just pinch the larger pressure switch tubing around the manometer port to seal it
  25. swamprat69

    MiniMax NT Heater - No Ignition Sequence

    Also, you should be connecting the pressure switch tubing to the negative port of the manometer and looking for a reading greater than 0.95"WC
  26. swamprat69

    MiniMax NT Heater - No Ignition Sequence

    Where are you getting your reading of -0.16"WC? You should be disconnecting the tubing from the heater pressure switch and attaching it to the manometer in order to observe the actual pressure that the pressure switch is seeing.
  27. swamprat69

    Hayward heater IF error

    Total pressure inside the heat exchanger is composed of static pressure (when the water is not flowing ) and dynamic pressure (when the water is flowing ). When the pump is not running total pressure = static pressure. When the pump is running total pressure= static pressure + dynamic pressure...
  28. swamprat69

    Hayward heater IF error

    Just offhand, I would be curious about pinpointing exactly where the leak(s) are coming from (single or multiple point{s})? I noticed that your photos after removing the side panel are only of the return side of the heat exchanger. It might be remotely possible that the origin of the leak(s) is...
  29. swamprat69

    MiniMax NT Heater - No Ignition Sequence

    You know that the pressure switch was not closing because when you jumped it out you got the heater to run. If you installed a brand new pressure switch and it still won't close, it would seem to point to not enough pressure being developed to close the pressure switch. This could be confirmed...
  30. swamprat69

    Mastertemp 400 Short Cycling

    Your gas pressure at the gas valve outlet is outside of operating range per manual. Outlet pressure at the gas valve outlet should be negative 0.20"WC. Inlet pressure at the gas valve should be between 4"WC and 14"WC