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    MasterTemp Trips Breaker / Service light is on

    I still have the non-GFCI CB installed, and it hasn't tripped - so it's inconclusive at the moment if the ignitor was causing the GFCI trip or not - I'll have to swap back to see if it trips. Right now I'm at a better spot than I was last week - so thank you for that. (y)
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    MasterTemp Trips Breaker / Service light is on

    Hey Allen - removed the bottom bolt. No water came out, but the end of the bolt does have corrosion on the tip - not sure if this is normal for a 5 year old heater or not. That being said, I slowly started replacing things. I removed the Stack Flu sensor because it was easy to get at. It...
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    MasterTemp Trips Breaker / Service light is on

    It's a Craftsmans 82141 that I've had for years. I can't find anything that says "True RMS", so I'm assuming it is not a True RMS meter. It's like this one...
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    MasterTemp Trips Breaker / Service light is on

    Thanks AJW - yes, I've read the article - multiple times in fact. What I cannot understand from the article is what actually detects the flame? I understand that the Fenwal box is the microprocessor, but since it's detecting 0 VDC across the FC+ and FC- pins., according to the article it leads...
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    MasterTemp Trips Breaker / Service light is on

    So I got a brand new replacement Fenwal box - swapped it out, and I'm at the same spot. Heater fires for a second or two, and then turns off. Does this 3x, and then the Fenwal box reports "Ignition lockout". I have already done the grounding suggestion done in...
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    MasterTemp Trips Breaker / Service light is on

    Yes, I just observed this. I think before I was waiting until it said "Service Heater", and then looking into the Fenwal box - at that point the diagnostic Fenwal LED has gone out. If you watch the ignition real time, after the 3rd time lighting, the diagnostic LED inside the Fenwal box...
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    MasterTemp Trips Breaker / Service light is on

    So I swapped out the GFCI breaker for a non-GFCI. I think that there's a flame sensing issue, because the blower starts up, the heater lights, and then after about 1-2 seconds, ignition goes out, but the blower continues to run. This process of lighting / going out happens 3x, and then the...
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    MasterTemp Trips Breaker / Service light is on

    So the thermal regulator seems to have helped with the cycling. What's odd is that the old thermal regulator that I pulled seemed to function as well when running it under hot tap water. There was a small foreign piece of plastic on the end of the thermal regulator (round, white, about the...
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    MasterTemp Trips Breaker / Service light is on

    So the Thermal Regulator is on it's way - should be here tomorrow. In the mean time, I did have a chance to witness it trip the breaker this afternoon. Here's what happened: 1.) I turned up the heat on the IntelliCenter while standing by the heater - the heater had been off since Wednesday...
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    MasterTemp Trips Breaker / Service light is on

    Thanks! Thermal regulator on it's way - I'll report back.
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    MasterTemp Trips Breaker / Service light is on

    Took the VS to 2800, which is about 63 GPM according to the FloVis - the burner is still cycling every 30 seconds. When I initially start the heater, it runs longer (like maybe 90 seconds - 2 minutes), and then all subsequent cycles are 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off.
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    MasterTemp Trips Breaker / Service light is on

    Thanks Allen - fine with separating the two. I'll replace the breaker and see what happens. As for the heating issue, the "Service Heater" light has not been on since yesterday morning just after I reset the tripped breaker. Right now it's cycling where the burner fires for 30 seconds (and...
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    MasterTemp Trips Breaker / Service light is on

    I can swap the breaker for the heater. The only problem that I have is that the tripping is sporadic so it'll be tough to understand if the issue actually happened - who knows, it could even be a weak breaker. One other observation that may trigger some thoughts: So yesterday when I started...
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    MasterTemp Trips Breaker / Service light is on

    IntelliChem, SWG transformer, and the heater are all on a 15A double throw GFCI breaker @ 240V. The breaker will not trip for weeks if the heater isn't running. If the heater is running then it'll trip every so often.
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    MasterTemp Trips Breaker / Service light is on

    I probably should have described it a little more elaborately. From what I can tell, there's two different scenarios that happen: 1.) The heater calls for heat, doesn't hit whatever issue that is causing the service heater light to come on (or the breaker to trip), and the heater would run...
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    MasterTemp Trips Breaker / Service light is on

    Hi- I've got a 250K MasterTemp heater that has been tripping the breaker this pool season. The "Service Heater" light is on, but none of the diagnostic LEDs on the back of the panel light up, and to be honest, who knows if the the two issues are even related. I read through the MasterTemp...
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    Intellicenter Automation and SR Smith Light Control

    Thanks Jon / Ron. This is basically what I thought. They're probably using a 4-wire SMD type LED setup, vs the Pentair power cycling. It is good to know however that it recalls whatever was last on, so if we do end up having to control the SR Smith lights, it'll just be set to the favorite...
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    Intellicenter Automation and SR Smith Light Control

    Is there any interoperability between the Pentair lights / automation systems, and the SR Smith lights? Basically I'm trying to determine if the SR smith lights function the same way as the Pentair lights. Can the Intellicenter change the SR Smith light colors, or do the SR Smith lights...
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    New AZ Pool / Spa Build

    We're still in process with building - we have plumbing / electrical / steel done, and are waiting on the gunite. We ended up going with Option #2 (heater and heat pump). The hybrid unit is 50% power on gas and 50% power on heat pump, so if it's a cold evening and you want to jump in the hot...
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    New AZ Pool / Spa Build

    We're in the process of bidding out a backyard in the Phoenix metro. I've been a pool owner using TFP since 2006 up north, but our pools up here are built different than down south. We are building both a pool and spa. Spa will spillover into the pool, and they will share equipment. Pool /...
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