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Jandy Actuator Troubleshooting. One of my actuators turns 180 as it should but when I flip the switch to the other position it does not turn back. I'm no electrical genius but I tested each microswitch by isolating them and checking continuity and they both seemed to function correctly. There was water in the actuator when I opened it. I let it dry out and checked all connections. I don't want to fork out $200 for a whole actuator.

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There are tightening nuts that have notches and grooves which sit 2.3 down the shaft these can become lose then when actuator moves the knob that is suppose to trigger the contact just spins. if you watch the movement of the valve when you switch the forward and reverse switch you should be able see how it operates and then using the tips of your fingers you can adjust the position of one or two of the adjustment rings. they are kinda close soo you can move both at the same time just take your time and study the flow. you may want to take the pump lid off the pump so no water is flowing thru the pipes if water pressure or loss is an issue while making adjustments. the idea is to make the system think it is is working propertly and then you can trouble shoot. rarely is there any additionally pressure contact sensors that will make trouble shooting more difficult its usually the water flo and back up or overflo of water in the pipes that make you stress out while attempting to make the adjustments

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Pool mode- sucks from pool skimmer and or pool vac line and returns water to both the pool and spa.
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      • To fix broken actuator, remove it from casing and place on Terry cloth. From examination, you will notice that tab(s) at the bottom have bent or broken off. To repair, a simple solution was to flip the actuator and cutout a the middle section of the tab opposite of the broken end using the utility knife. Be careful to cut too much so that it would not be able to move the switch.


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