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    Bad Temp reading/Calibrate temperature problem

    I'm having a problem with the temperature readings on my IG spa/pool......pool equipment (Pentair Easy Touch) is reading 116 degrees while the actual temp is more like 74 degrees. I tried to recalibrate the temp under settings, but the change doesn't stick for some reason. Any ideas? Bad sensor (it's not even a year old)?
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    Re: Bad Temp reading/Calibrate temperature problem

    Did this just start to happen or did it always do this? Check the location of the temperture sensor. It should be before the heater. Otherwise it could just be a bad sensor.
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    Re: Bad Temp reading/Calibrate temperature problem

    You have a bad temp sensor. If it is under a year, it can be replaced under warranty.
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    Re: Bad Temp reading/Calibrate temperature problem

    Let me ask (add) this question: What if the temp sensor and the heater are only 4-6 off of each other? Which is "off"? What would you consider an acceptable +/- temp differential?

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    Re: Bad Temp reading/Calibrate temperature problem

    Quote Originally Posted by simicrintz
    Which is "off"?
    Every sensor that differs from an accurate thermometer.
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    Re: Bad Temp reading/Calibrate temperature problem

    I don't normally recalibrate unless there more than a 2 degree delta from an actual reading.

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    Re: Bad Temp reading/Calibrate temperature problem

    Thanks guys! Just wondering what parameters you were using for "acceptable".

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    Re: Bad Temp reading/Calibrate temperature problem

    Thanks for the help (and quick response!), that's what I figured......will put the call in tomorrow to the warranty dept. and see what kind of response I get.
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    Re: Bad Temp reading/Calibrate temperature problem

    If you have solar, before you call, make sure you haven't by accident wired the solar sensor to the water temp sensor bus, and vice versa.
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