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Heater isn't starting...how do I reset? Error

Pool heater isn't starting...how do I reset? Error message appears to be "180 r8"

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The users manual for these pool heaters has a very detailed troubleshooting guide. I would start there. A pdf version is below.

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

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

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