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    Pool/Spa heater control problem

    Hi,

    I am hoping someone can help me.

    I have an pool/spa combination that is controlled by an Intermatic RC2163FE Remote Control Pool to Spa Controller. Here is a link to the manual

    http://www.poolandspacontrols.com/~/med ... 163FE.ashx

    It has been working fine for 2 years, but now the heater setpoint does not change between pool and spa mode when the remote spa switch/timer is activated. The pump motor and automatic valves are activated properly, but the heater setpoint no longer switches to spa mode.

    There is a heater selection switch in the enclosure. The 3 amp fuse is ok. I suspect that there is a relay gone bad, but I can't seem to find any replacement parts anywhere. Does anyone have any suggestions of what to test or what I need to change out?

    Thanks,

    Mike
    39,000 gal 48 x 22 gunite/pebble, SWG
    Jandy ePump w/Aqualink RS
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    Re: Pool/Spa heater control problem

    Might help if you tell us what heater you have.

    Scott
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    Re: Pool/Spa heater control problem

    Sorry about that.

    The heater is a Raypac gas-fired pool/spa heater. www.raypak.com/uploads/6000.59R.pdf is a link to the manual.

    Mike
    39,000 gal 48 x 22 gunite/pebble, SWG
    Jandy ePump w/Aqualink RS
    JANDY 60 DE Filter
    Polaris 280 Black "Manta Baby"
    3 Jandy WaterColors LEDs

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    Re: Pool/Spa heater control problem

    Assuming you have the electronic ignition model.

    Have you tried to set the heater in manual operation mode by pressing temp up and down and mode and holding, power on and wait about 5-7 seconds. Or its possible the heater left remote control mode and goes back to where you need it to be.

    Scott
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    Re: Pool/Spa heater control problem

    The heater does go into REM or remote mode when you hold the temp up, temp down, and mode buttons down at the same time for 5-7 seconds. When it is in REM mode, the pool setpoint is active, but the spa setpoint never activates when the spa timer/remote switch is activated.

    I can set the heater to Manual, select pool or spa mode, and change the temperature setpoint in either mode. That part of the heater operation seems to work fine.

    And yes, the heater has electronic ignition.

    Mike
    39,000 gal 48 x 22 gunite/pebble, SWG
    Jandy ePump w/Aqualink RS
    JANDY 60 DE Filter
    Polaris 280 Black "Manta Baby"
    3 Jandy WaterColors LEDs

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    Re: Pool/Spa heater control problem

    Are you set up in the heater as described on the bottom of page 37?
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    Re: Pool/Spa heater control problem

    yes, that is the heater wiring.

    Mike
    39,000 gal 48 x 22 gunite/pebble, SWG
    Jandy ePump w/Aqualink RS
    JANDY 60 DE Filter
    Polaris 280 Black "Manta Baby"
    3 Jandy WaterColors LEDs

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    Re: Pool/Spa heater control problem

    Do you have a multimeter to verify the wires are not broken? I am inclined to think the relay in the timer went south if the wires prove good.

    Scott
    Owner of - PoolGuyNJ LLC
    Expert Pool and Spa Repairs, Renovations, and Augmentation. Helping people decide what is the right gear for meeting their needs. Expectations Set, Expectations Met, No Surprises.

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