AquaRite No Flow

Minaldo

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May 25, 2019
5
I have the steady red no flow light. I installed a new flow switch, I still have the no flow light.

Is it the generator itself, or could the swg's control panel be the issue ?

The SWG system is over 10 years - maybe I should get a new control panel and new generator.

I'd prefer not to shell out all that money, so if anyone has ideas for a fix I'd appreciate it (maybe acid wash the generator).

Thanks
 

Jimrahbe

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Jul 7, 2014
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Do you have good flow of water back to your pool?

What kind of pump do you have, VS, single speed or 2-speed???

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

Minaldo

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May 25, 2019
5
great flow to the pool. single speed pump. Pool is in great shape, except for the no flow light on the swg panal
 

Jimrahbe

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Just making sure on the flow... Seems to me that if you installed a new flow switch (in the right direction) that the controller connection or the controller itself would be bad..

But let's see what one of our experts has to say.... Calling @JamesW

Thanks,

Jim R.
 

Minaldo

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May 25, 2019
5
Thanks - the flow switch is in the correct direction - it has arrows on it showing direction of flow.
I tried to
 

JamesW

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Mar 2, 2011
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What are the diagnostic readings?

Move the switch to off. Then, get a phone jack type cord to plug in with the wires tied together.

This will simulate a closed flow switch.

See if that works.

Note: This is only a test. Do not leave the test flow switch in. Make sure that you have good flow in case the cell begins to generate.
 

Minaldo

Member
May 25, 2019
5
Thanks. Fairly certain I have good flow - I can see powerful flow back into the pool. Can water be flowing into the pool but somehow not be passing though the salt generator - is that possible ?

I was wondering if perhaps the control panel's circuit board went bad. A new OEM circuit board is around $200.

Thanks
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
14,989
What are the diagnostic readings?

Move the switch to off. Then, get a phone jack type cord to plug in with the wires tied together.

This will simulate a closed flow switch.

See if that works.

Note: This is only a test. Do not leave the test flow switch in. Make sure that you have good flow in case the cell begins to generate.

Do you have a picture of the system?