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Replace the flow sensor tee on dimension one spa

Need to replace the flow sensor tee on dimension one spa. It cracked during the winter.

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System will not start up after a winter's rest!


On page 41 of the manual, a no-display indication can be related to a loose ribbon cable (check the cable is fully inserted into the connector), or a loose or bad connection at the white connector between the transformer and the PC board ("Check connector at white plug to insure proper connection. If burnt connector contact authorized service representative.")

As you operated the pool during the winter, did you remove the sensor and replace it with an optional spool piece, or did you leave the sensor in operation and perhaps subject it to freezing? The sensor can be permanently damaged if it was subjected to freezing.
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First I would go through and check all of the connections. If they are OK, and as this occurs after you make the connection to the electrode, I can't help to wonder if the electrode is clogged or damaged beyond repair.

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