Ichlor 30 Keeps Tripping Breaker

Parafly9

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Mar 24, 2021
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Florida
Hi, I have an ichor 30 that typically runs for a few hours, then eventually trips the little 10(amp?) breaker in my Pentair EasyTouch control panel. I had a technician out yesterday and he checked it and told me the ichlor 30 is likely the culprit and going bad. It's 3 years, 7 months, so it just went out of warranty a few months ago. Pentair won't offer to help with this at all as they are teling me it's out of warranty> This is actually a replacement itself, my first ichlor 30 only lasted about 1 year, and this one now is about 2 years old. But the warranty extends only to when it was first purchased.

Any other ideas to troubleshoot? The technician did some voltage checks in the panel and told me it was supplying good power. Does it sound then in this case like it is in fact a bad chlorinator?

Also, he recommended I find and switch back to an iC40 instead of the ichlor 30. HE said the ichlor 30's are horrible and have persistent failure issues.

Location - SW florida

Also, is it possible it's just a simple breaker issue? Here is the breaker -

 
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ajw22

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Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Hi, I have an ichor 30 that typically runs for a few hours, then eventually trips the little 10(amp?) breaker in my Pentair EasyTouch control panel. I had a technician out yesterday and he checked it and told me the ichlor 30 is likely the culprit and going bad. It's 3 years, 7 months, so it just went out of warranty a few months ago. Pentair won't offer to help with this at all as they are teling me it's out of warranty> This is actually a replacement itself, my first ichlor 30 only lasted about 1 year, and this one now is about 2 years old. But the warranty extends only to when it was first purchased.

Any other ideas to troubleshoot? The technician did some voltage checks in the panel and told me it was supplying good power.

There is nothing serviceable in the iChlor electronics.


Does it sound then in this case like it is in fact a bad chlorinator?

Yes.

Also, he recommended I find and switch back to an iC40 instead of the ichlor 30. HE said the ichlor 30's are horrible and have persistent failure issues.

I agree and try and steer folks here away from the iChlor to the IntelliChlor.

The iChlor is a cheaper product due to lower quality. It is not the bargain it looks like it is.

Also, is it possible it's just a simple breaker issue? Here is the breaker -


Doubtful.
 
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Parafly9

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Mar 24, 2021
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Florida
Update for everyone on this one, my salt cell was failed, I ended up replacing with a ic40. I was pretty frustrated with Pentair for not taking care of it because it wasn't EOL, from a salt-cell perspective, just failed something electrically.
 
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