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Igniter heater does not ignit service light comes on

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Try consulting the owners manual for these pool heaters. The troubleshooting guide is very thorough. However, it it wont fire at all and the service light comes on, you are probably going to need to replace at best case your ignition, and at worst case, your entire pool heater.

http://www.backyardcitypools.com/images/bwp/Max-E-Therm-Manual.pdf

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