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Old 07-23-2015, 03:01 PM
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I have a chlorine generator for the pool, which came with the house, so it's probably at least 8 years old, if not older. It's been on the list of house electrics that probably should be coming to the end of useful life and replaced. Today, I noticed that the power LED wasn't coming on, but the LCD display was working, so that ruled out a power transformer issue. I was prepared to spend about $400 for a new system board and install, but checked the interwebs.

Five minutes of searching led to a pool forum and a thread that matched my problem with 33 pages of posts. Three posts from the top of the thread came the answer: A failing/failed variable resistor, and the name of an online vendor, and the part number! $6 including shipping. Then there were the install write up and a guy posted a YouTube video . . . now to dust off my Hakko soldering station.

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Old 07-23-2015, 07:02 PM
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Old 07-26-2015, 05:45 PM
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Uh you were suposed to pay a specialist his price for that repair.........

how is he gonna feed his family now???
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:40 PM
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I have a chlorine generator for the pool, which came with the house, so it's probably at least 8 years old, if not older. It's been on the list of house electrics that probably should be coming to the end of useful life and replaced. Today, I noticed that the power LED wasn't coming on, but the LCD display was working, so that ruled out a power transformer issue. I was prepared to spend about $400 for a new system board and install, but checked the interwebs.

Five minutes of searching led to a pool forum and a thread that matched my problem with 33 pages of posts. Three posts from the top of the thread came the answer: A failing/failed variable resistor, and the name of an online vendor, and the part number! $6 including shipping. Then there were the install write up and a guy posted a YouTube video . . . now to dust off my Hakko soldering station.
What the name of the pool site. I have a pool and could use a good site.
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Old 07-26-2015, 10:41 PM
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Wait now ... the proposed solution hasn't be proven yet ...
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Old 07-27-2015, 05:07 PM
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Wait now ... the proposed solution hasn't be proven yet ...
Tru dat. The part should be in the mail today or tomorrow.
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Old 07-27-2015, 05:08 PM
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What the name of the pool site. I have a pool and could use a good site.
Don't know how good they are, but this is the vBulletin based site: Aquarite Not generating - lights not on
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Old 07-27-2015, 11:54 PM
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Tru dat. The part should be in the mail today or tomorrow.
We were starting to get worried-maybe you had tried to solder it while in the pool
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:06 PM
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Well, the part arrived in the mail yesterday and before sundown, I managed to remove the circuit board from the generator box; used a solder sucker to remove the varistor, which crumbled in to three chunks; soldered the replacement, but decided to wait till morning for reassembly.

Switched it back on this morning and the fix worked. Now I have to reset the generator monitoring values, but have to do tests to confirm the values (salinity, temp, amperage) and the chlorine output.

Then I noticed the that the top of the DE filter valve was weeping, likely an O-ring . . .
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