heater wont come on

4x4tx

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Jul 23, 2007
225
Greater Houston
Purex Triton MinMax around 2000 model...worked in fall time but today tried to semi warm the pool and I am not getting anything...is it possible the pilot light is out? anything else to try?
 

waste

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Mar 29, 2007
4,160
Coastalish 'down easter'
If it has a pilot light, did you light it? Do you have gas (is the tank full and the valves open)?

We'll try to help you fix this yourself but... IF YOU'RE EVER IN DOUBT ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE DOING WITH THE HEATER - CALL IN YOUR GAS COMPANY!!!!!!!! :hammer: Safety MUST be the priority!!!!
 

PoolGuyNJ

TFP Expert
May 20, 2007
3,192
South Central NJ
There are lots of things it could be. A heater tech, IMHO, is your best bet if you know nothing about how it works or it's safety safety systems. I may be that its dirty or it could be something else.

Scott
 

4x4tx

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Jul 23, 2007
225
Greater Houston
They are saying the gas line is bad----heater is not getting enough flow to fire...not sure I buy it but that's the word right now

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ShockerLU3

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Jun 27, 2010
80
Toms River, NJ
I believe, if you know the required BTU of the heater, the gas service pressure, and the gas line diameter and length, you can calculate if you're theoretically getting enough gas. That is a question for a heating pro though. I just thought you would like to know so you can arm yourself with questions for the next service visit.
 

Richard320

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Jan 6, 2010
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San Dimas, CA (LA County)
4x4tx said:
They are saying the gas line is bad----heater is not getting enough flow to fire...not sure I buy it but that's the word right now

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More likely it's spider webs in the tube that tells the controller than you have enough airflow so that it will then open the gas valve and start the igniter. The home warranty company tech probably read the troubleshooting guide and figures low flow must mean the gas.