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I have a mastertemp 400 and a pentair easy touch control panel 8. The heater panel is reading the right temp, but te easy touch is not. I changed the thermisitor just in case, but same results.

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This is an ignition flame falure code. Could be you don't have gas getting to the pilot, no spark to ignite the pilot or your ignition is not reading the flame. Sorry to say but it's probally time to get the pool guy out to look at it. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 15, 2010

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This could be a water flo problem. you need to chech to be sure your by-pass valve is closed down enough to force water threw heater, There is a internal by-pass that could be a problem also, or a bad pressure switch. If the by-pass isn't the problem then you should check these also.

Posted on Jul 26, 2010

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This reminds me of some of the High temp sensors ive replaced. I would start with checking the pumps flow to the heater. Make sure there are no abstructions and at least 35 GPM (gallons per minute) running to the heater. If your flow is too low, you will trip the high limit sensor after a short while.
This could also mean you need to clean out the heat exchanger. When an exchanger gets dirty, it blocks the flow of water, slowing it down and "super heating" itdue to the water being in contact with the exchanger for too long. This will also trip the high limit and call for service.
If both the above items check out, contact me @ adamh@newconceptchem.com and I will guide you further.

Posted on Nov 23, 2010

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If the Easy Touch is reading the correct temperature, but the heater is not - you need to double check the temperature of the pool water with a standard pool thermometer.
Other things to consider:
1) The water is traveling too slowly through the heater. If the water is heating too quickly, then it will shut it off. If it takes a while for this to occur, then this would not be the issue.
2) Thermostat/thermistor is incorrectly reading the temperature of the water prematurely shutting the system down.
Make sure you really are checking the temperature of the water and matching this temperature up with one of the two readings that you are getting. Don't just take the word of the displays on either unit.

Posted on Dec 10, 2010

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SOURCE: Have a Pentair MasterTemp 400

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Error code E05 can be caused by many failures in several places. The owner's manual has a decent flow chart in it to help diagnose where the trouble lies. You will find it on page 43 here...

http://www.pentairpool.com/pdfs/MasterTempOM.pdf

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