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Heater won't light

Posted by tonys_2009 (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 2, 12 at 22:19

I have a Hayward 400k btu heater that is about 4 years old. When I turn the heater on the fan starts I hear a click and then a quick poof sound with some small flames comin out of the top. Its night time sothe flames are noticeable. I wouldn't be ble to see them if it was during the day. Does this maybe one more time and then it lights. I notice it happens more often if I go a week or so without using the heater. This just started a few months ago. Does something need to be cleaned?

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RE: Heater won't light

YO Brochaco, does it have a read out ? Error code showing up on the screen? Sounds like a flame out sensor to my untrained sensibilities.

RE: Heater won't light

The plastic cover over the display panel came off and I guess blew away. I put some duct tape over it to keep rain out. Everything is connected to the jandy controls so I never use the keypad. I'll pull the tape off tomorrow and see what it shows on it.

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