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No green light....no chlorine generation

Same problem as you......no green light....no chlorine generation ....everything else appears exactly normal.......metal plates are clean and the plate terminals are showing around 60ohms (not sure if i'm reading that right) --- Thanks

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Make sure you have at least 3000ppm of salt content'

set your timer for generation - the green chlorine light will not come on for at least 5 minutes sometimes up to ten

make sure you run the generator for at least 4-6 hours the first time

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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