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Setpool temp thermostat at 80 and it continues

Setpool temp thermostat at 80 and it continues to heat up to 110.before it cuts off.
What is the most common cause?

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Hi, the cause of this is the thermostat is not working as it should. It has a built in safety to shut if off if the thermostat fails as in your case the high limit is more then likely set to shut it down at 110*F. Johnbarb64, I would consider the over all condition of this unit, age, and the price you paid for it, and compare it to another unit. If you were to take it in to a appliance repair place to have it checked out, you will be looking at a 1 hour minimum of at least $75.00 per hour and them leaving it on the bench until they have time to get to it. If this is something you can take on yourself, you could get the thermostat from them, probably need to order it and hope they send the same type replacement. I would make sure it is the OEM ( factory stat ). Anyway, this is your problem. The stat contacts are worn or temperature probe and sensor is faulty. I hope I have been of help to you and given you some direction to follow. Please keep me in mind when rating me, as I am sure you will be kind. Please keep me posted on the out come of the unit. I will be looking forward to hearing back from you.
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