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    Where is the chlorine from my Intellichlor ic40?

    Not sure why I put that- it is Jandy.
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    Where is the chlorine from my Intellichlor ic40?

    mknauss, thanks for all the help! I will get the test kit for sure. I do have a taylor salt test kit with the drops and all but I found it was not accurate. My SWCG was showing low salt- kind of made sense after a lot of rain. Then I tested and was getting 4,000. hmmm.. I tested again and got...
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    Where is the chlorine from my Intellichlor ic40?

    Thank you all for your help! I just have to say this forum is great and the advice really good. I would not be trying to do this stuff without it. Anyway... I've learned a few things: I think my pool builder should have put in the intellichlor ic60 instead of the ic40- the ic40 isn't big enough...
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    Where is the chlorine from my Intellichlor ic40?

    How do I know if my Intellichlor ic40 is really producing chlorine as it should? The unit is about 4 years old, my salt level is good, all the lights are green, I'm running it at 100 percent output, I have even cleaned it with acid and there is almost no buildup inside. So why is the chlorine...
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    Replace pool light bulb?

    Hi the light went out in my spa and I would like to change the bulb (see attached image). I've never done this before but it looks like 3 screws hold it in. I plan to take out the screws and pull out the light and think it should be obvious what to do next. Is there anything I need to know...
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    Mice in the MasterTemp 400 heater!

    Thank you! It was out of laziness and impatience but I am glad I did not replace the whole wire harness first. I just repaired the gnawed wires and was able to prove that the other parts are OK (knock on wood). I will replace the wires at some point and definitely add the mesh you suggested...
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    HELP! Need advice re: installation of new Pentair Master Temp 400

    I'm not a pool expert or electrician but I did just go through a rodent repair with my Mastertemp 400. See the thread Mice in the MasterTemp 400 heater!. Look in that thread and scroll down and look at some of the pictures. GDN posted some very good pictures of his/her rodent proofing. Study...
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    Mice in the MasterTemp 400 heater!

    OK I couldn't wait so I found a picture online of the plug that gave me a pretty good view of the wires. I soldered the gnawed ends back together, stuck the plug into the receptacle, crossed my fingers and turned it on. It worked!!! Fired right up! Hot water was actually pumping into the spa...
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    Mice in the MasterTemp 400 heater!

    GDN, Thank you very much!! I found some sources online. It's a 120/240 volt plug kit 42001-0105S and it's around $40 with shipping. The money is OK (well actually no it's a ripoff) but I will have to wait. Maybe I can find it locally- there are many pool supply places around me. Or maybe I can...
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    Mice in the MasterTemp 400 heater!

    OK went out in the dark to take one last shot at this thing. Had kind of an ah-ha moment because as I mentioned before the red 12-pin plug was just sitting there. Duh!!! It's just sitting there because it is supposed to be plugged into the 12-pin receptacle in the box!!! That explains a lot...
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    Mice in the MasterTemp 400 heater!

    JoelFitz, Well I got my multi-meter and started on the troubleshooting flow chart. "Check for line voltage heater"- opened the junction box and checked r and bk with probe and Yes! (actually got 240V) "Check that correct 12-pin plug is installed (red is 240V, black is 120V)"- OK The black 120V...
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    Mice in the MasterTemp 400 heater!

    ps0303, Thank you for the help! Great suggestions and you have given me some hope that I might still save it. I agree this is not easy as the heater is a complicated machine and there are so many wires. I did check my manual and they have a pretty good troubleshooting guide so I will go through...
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    Pentair 460737 400K BTU propane.

    Wellersl, I had my pool built only 4 years ago and I have the Pentair Mastertemp 400 propane heater. I never had a heater before or a pool so I have nothing to compare it to but I can say it really heats up the water fast. I have a 6' x 8' spa and It takes me about 30 minutes to go from 70 to...
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    Mice in the MasterTemp 400 heater!

    blakeusa, You are a good friend. The mice leave a big mess- and the smell is horrible!! I guess the next step is to clean that combustion chamber. The pool guy did clean away all the nests and things after he discovered the mice but I'm pretty sure he did not take it apart and do the...
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    Mice in the MasterTemp 400 heater!

    Hi All, I know there are a million posts about mice in the heater and I read a bunch, but I wasn't able to find the exact info I need. Maybe you can help? Thought I would open the pool really early this year so last Monday 4/10 I scheduled the opening- the man/company that built the pool in...