Question about Sta Rite Sta-Rite Max-E-Therm Low NOx Pool and Spa Heater - 333K BTU Heavy Duty / Natural Gas
Im Having an issue that the trouble shooting flow sheets don't address. The heater ignites but shuts off within a second or two. The AFS light flashes briefly as does the service heater light but neither stay on. If I obstruct the air intact with my hand the AFS light comes on and stays on. The blower stays on through out the sequence and the exhaust is not obstructed either. Every now and then the heater does stay on but it might be only every 20-30 times it tries to cycle.
If new heater nad wired 120 volt reverse black and white wires sounds like its not showing rectification first check to see if adequate gas pressure
Posted on Oct 04, 2014
this is typical of a dirty flame sensor.your model does not have a thermo couple.remove sesor and clean with steel wool or fine emory cloth
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
Testimonial: "This answer made me pull the ignitor - it was broken"
SORRY YOU HEATER IS GONE THE HEAT EXCHANGER HAS ALEAK THIS IS DUE TO POOR WATER CHEMESTRY ,LOW PH, OR SOMEONE USING TABLETS ON THE SKIMMER THIS DAMAGE THE METALS ON THE HEATER
Posted on Oct 13, 2009
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".
Posted on May 19, 2011
SOURCE: Heater will not fire. On
Look on the wiring diagram inside the access panel or near the access panel. There should be notes on the bottom of the diagram telling you what the error codes mean (error codes are your flashing yellow lights). Let me know if the description on the wiring diagram is not obvious. -Mark
Posted on Jun 07, 2011
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That will usually be when to much air comes into the chimney that results in the flame going out, or, the blower assembly is not good anymore which will result in less air flowing thru the boiler.
I solved the chimney issue with raising the chimney above my outside wall (if it isn
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