Question about Pentair Minimax NT Heater
My Pentair MiniMax NT has a problem upon ignition it seems as if the unit is going to explode. Sometimes smaller explosion sometimes larger.
Problem is an obstructed gas oriface. The burners light from the burner closest to the pilot assembly out like a dominoe effect. The explosion is because the gas has to make its way over to the pilot from a further burner thus filling the firebox full of gas before it ignites. This blockage is most commonly from a spider web inside the oriface itself. Pull the burner tray, remove the orifaces from the tray and look through each one cleaning them out with a toothpick from the backside. The orifaces should be threaded on the gas line coming off the gas valve (looks like a silver box inside the front panel)
Posted on Feb 18, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like the controller is the problem. This is the circuit board that has the display and controls on it. You can swing that panel open and try tapping on the white plastic cover the controller is under that. This might get the fan relay to release but you will have to replace the controller it will stick again
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
This is a fan falure code. It can mean the fan has problems (not likley if the fan goes and isn't labored) You have a sensor in your exaust (probally not this if you don't get a good start) The culperet is probally in the negetive pressure sensor. This is a 2-3 inch disc with wires going to the controls and a rubber tube going to the fan. Pull the tube from the fan and make sure the fan fitting is clear (poke with a tooth pic) Be sure their are no kinks in the hose. If the heater is 4 years old the diaprahm could be bad in the pressure sensor. Check the other things first but this is probally your problem. Good luck, hope this helped.
Posted on Jan 26, 2010
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