Pentair ic40 Inspect Cell

Krisher

Well-known member
Aug 28, 2013
68
Huntington Beach, CA
I need some help with my Pentair Salt Cell.

The Salt Cell Inspect Cell green light is flashing. Last summer the flow light was a solid red. What looked like a char’d wire (connection are circuit board) was replaced on the EZ Touch. The end of the season came I just left the cell unplugged when the pool wasn’t in use. I tried again at the start of the season and same thing. Red light. Well, it came time to clean the filter and ended up doing a partial drain. I plugged The SWG back in and it miraculously started getting green lights. I slowly added salt and once salt level was green again, the Inspect Cell light started blinking.

I’ve checked the blades. Clean and smooth. Did a light cleaning anyway. Pool chemistry is near perfect (I’ve been manually adding liquid chlorine and monitoring PH of course).
Checked cell life, consistently gives me 40%.

Does anyone have any ideas? Flow light is green, but could it have “anything” to do with the flow switch since that’s about all I can replace myself?

Any help is deeply appreciated.
 

Krisher

Well-known member
Aug 28, 2013
68
Huntington Beach, CA
So the cell has been working the last two years?
Only light not normal is the Cell light, right?
Since I replaced that wire and didn’t have it working, I left it unplugged. So no. It’s been unplugged and I was adding chlorine manually.

When I plugged it in a few days ago, and saw that it was reading salt levels correctly I added salt (after partial drain) hoping that if I brought salt levels back up it might work.
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
33,018
Laughlin, NV
Once we see 5 years, and especially with a cell light that is flashing, it nearly always means the cell has failed.

Let's ask @JamesW if he has any other troubleshooting items to cover.
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
20,756
The actual salinity might be to low.

The EasyTouch will report the salinity too high if the cell temperature is reading too low.
 

Krisher

Well-known member
Aug 28, 2013
68
Huntington Beach, CA
Sorry for the delayed response., wasn’t home. Anyway, Taylor test came out to 16 dropsand 15 drops(1st and 2nd test). So somewhere between 3,200/3,000ppm.

chlorinator is reading the salt level as 3,600.
 
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