Raypak p-r406a-ep-c wont spark

tx2cute4u

New member
Apr 17, 2020
2
crowley, tx
Hello... HELP!!!! My Raypak pool heater was working fine one week and the next it wasn't. We were trying to run our propane out so we could get the gauges fixed on our tank. Well I guess it ran completely out. The next week when I went to turn it on it was leaking water by the inlet/outlet header. I had tried to get it to spark and I can hear it click like it wants to spark but wouldn't. That's when I realized that it was leaking water. I then turned it off and ordered the part to fix the inlet/outlet header. We have since filled the propane but up. When I turn on it clicks like it wants to spark but it is making this intermittent buzzing sound as it is clicking on and off. Could only hear this after I took the front off of the heater. It is showing NO codes. Is there a reset button or something that I need to hit? I haven't replaced the inlet/outlet header yet it hasn't came on but I was just trying to get it to spark. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated!!
 

ajw22

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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
18,140
Northern NJ
Welcome to TFP.

What I have heard is that when you run the gas to empty and get air in the line you may need to cycle the heater a dozen or more times before gas gets to the igniter.

It tries to light, heater sees no light off, so it shuts down quickly for safety. Not a lot of time for gas to flow and push out air. Especially if you have a long gas line from tank to heater.
 

tx2cute4u

New member
Apr 17, 2020
2
crowley, tx
Welcome to TFP.

What I have heard is that when you run the gas to empty and get air in the line you may need to cycle the heater a dozen or more times before gas gets to the igniter.

It tries to light, heater sees no light off, so it shuts down quickly for safety. Not a lot of time for gas to flow and push out air. Especially if you have a long gas line from tank to heater.

THANK YOU THSNK YOU!!!!!! It worked!!!!!
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
29,766
Laughlin, NV
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