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The pressure switch light is illuminated and that is the only light that is on. The pool heater was shut off in the spring and worked well then. We put in a brand new filter just before leaving for home, what could of happened to it as it will not operate now. None of the digits for pool spa are illuminated, looks like it is shut down, somehow.

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Check to be sure that your gas valves are on at the house or tanks and outside and inside the heater. Then be sure to bleed the gas line. If it has sat for a while the gas could have disapated from the line. To do this just shut the gas off outside the heater and open the line by loosening the flex line or the union at the heater. Open the gas untill you smell gas, then shut the gas down again and tighten the fittings up again. Then give it about ten or twenty min. for the gas to clear, open the valves again and see if this helps. Good luck.

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