Do I need a new cell?

vapool

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Aug 2, 2007
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I’m pretty sure I know the answer to this, but wanted to double check before I toss out close to $1000. We have a Aqua Rite turbo cell T-15, with check salt and check cell lights on (not blinking). Cleaned cell to no avail. Salt is showing as 2300, but test at pool store was 3600. Total chlorine and free chlorine are both zero, CYA is 50.

Cell voltage shows as 30.0 when off, 29.8 when switched to auto. Cell current is at 0.00 when off, then 0.63 briefly when switched to auto before dropping back to 0.00. Instant salinity is -0. If it matters, the software version of our control box is 1.40 (ancient, I know…).

I know years ago we re-soldered a piece onto the control panel, but can’t remember if it was in response to the same problem we’re having now. It would be nice if this was a $10 fix :)

Sorry for the ramble, but thanks for any help…
 

vapool

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Aug 2, 2007
86
To be honest, I don’t remember when we replaced the cell, which tells me it must have been a while!

Serial # is 3E13288-200924. Does that mean it’s from 2009?!?! If so, I certainly can’t complain about having to buy a new one!
 
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