Question about Sta Rite SR400NA Max E Therm Pool Spa Heater Dual Electronic Ignition LoNox 400000 BTU Natural Gas ASME

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Hi - I have a sr400na heater, it fires up stay's on for about a minute than shuts off with no error code except for service heater light comes on. I'm thinking maybe the high limit switch? Water flow is good. Thoughts?

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Try cleaning the baskets and make sure the filter is clean.This will usually fix the problem. Then open front access panel anddisconnect the pressure switch which the sensor connected to the end of a brasstube, touch the ends together in order to bypass the pressure switch, if itworks as normal when doing this then it is just a bad switch, you have tochange the switch. Secondlyif the heater ignites, and the flame sensor is faulty, it will shut down immediatelyas a safety measure. Follow this link, it may help you "http://www.pentairpool.com/pdfs/MaxEThermOM.pdf".

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