Intex 8110 Chlorine Generator Fix

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Roxinator

Intex 8110 Chlorine Generator Fix

Postby Roxinator » Sun 29 Jul, 2012 00:17

The post about reversing the polarity cord WORKS!
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!
I've been struggling with this problem for 4 years, always ending up buying a new unit.
THIS WORKS YEAH!!! simple!!! WOW! THANKS AGAIN! Happy swimming everyone! :P :D :lol: :thumbup: :wave:


cfar

Intex 8110 Chlorine Generator Fix

Postby cfar » Fri 03 Aug, 2012 07:29

You think by now, they would come out with one that fixed these issues..... I have just lost my second one, just after warranty expired... Go figure...... I will try the rewiring... thx for the help
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Intex 8110 Chlorine Generator Fix

Postby RudyN » Fri 10 Aug, 2012 15:17

cfar wrote:You think by now, they would come out with one that fixed these issues..... I have just lost my second one, just after warranty expired... Go figure...... I will try the rewiring... thx for the help

Did the 'rewiring' help and fix the issue?
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Intex 8110 Chlorine Generator Fix

Postby RudyN » Mon 13 Aug, 2012 10:26

I'm trying to understand the Intex 8110 SWG controller circuitry and came across U5 which I'm troubled with. Unfortunately, I'm unable to read the markings on the IC and cannot figure its functions. Does anyone have any inside what this IC is and/or its function?
Help is appreciated,
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Intex 8110 Chlorine Generator Fix

Postby morganman310 » Mon 13 Aug, 2012 13:07

I had the same problem. Something that worked for me to fix the 91 error was to take a flat metal ruler and slide it between the two silver plates that run through the pipe. One side was so clogged that I had to apply pressure to remove the salt/buildup. It now works fine. (Be sure to unplug the power supply.)
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Intex 8110 Chlorine Generator Fix

Postby RudyN » Wed 15 Aug, 2012 14:27

dckrtny wrote:HAving same problem with salt level code . Took apart and found the transformer is burned out.

Since a correct replacement transformer for the Intex system is not available (at least I couldn’t find any), here is another option:
• Buy a single transformer 18V/10A (Digi Key # HM538-ND), or for hotter climates like Arizona, I’ve opted to get a 18V/13.8A (Digi Key # 237-1351-ND) to reduce the stress on the transformer due to higher ambient temperatures.
• Buy a single transformer 10V/2A (Digi Key # HM514-ND).
• Buy a suitable box (weather resistant) to fit both transformers, some wires (cut off the original power cable from the bad Intex transformer and reuse it) and some hardware to mount everything.
Assemble everything as outlined below and connect the output wires to the electronic control station:
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Intex Transformer Substitude
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Turn the system on and everything should be working as normal.
Good luck!
khaimera

Intex 8110 Chlorine Generator Fix

Postby khaimera » Wed 29 Aug, 2012 10:22

I have a quick question which may seem dumb. Many people suggest I reverse the plug on the cell (put the plug on upside down), but I'm not sure what this means. Does this mean that I take the black wires out of the copper cell, flip them around, and then attach them again. I'm really confused.

Thanks in advance
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Intex 8110 Chlorine Generator Fix

Postby RudyN » Thu 30 Aug, 2012 09:28

khaimera, no question is 'dumb'!
Anyway, what people suggested is to reverse the plug (big black one) on the electrolytic cell, not the one on the copper cell. I personally disagree with this action since the unit reverses the polarity automatically to minimize build up (see Owner's Manual. page 21).
For my own experience (mostly bad ones at the beginning, I didn't keep up with the pool water chemistry, e.g. pH, alkalinity, etc.), best advice is to keep the pool water chemistry up to the required levels, and clean (dissolve calcium deposits) the electrolytic cell with white vinegar every time the code 91 comes up. I have to do this every two to three weeks in the summer time (hot climate here in Arizona!)

Good luck!
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Intex 8110 Chlorine Generator Fix

Postby chadwinkler » Tue 04 Jun, 2013 10:28

Anyone have any issues with a led that has burned out still seems to be produceing chlorine just doesnt light up the green light. Wondering if it is a simple fix or not. Intex claims to have to purchase a whole control pad module. Any advice?? thanks
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Intex 8110 Chlorine Generator Fix

Postby RudyN » Tue 04 Jun, 2013 12:36

chadwinkler wrote:Anyone have any issues with a led that has burned out still seems to be produceing chlorine just doesnt light up the green light. Wondering if it is a simple fix or not. Intex claims to have to purchase a whole control pad module. Any advice?? thanks


Sorry for the late response...
If this is the 'CHLORINE' indicator, it is actually a green Light Emitting Diode (LED) mounted on the control pad printed wiring board (PWB). If you know how disassemble the unit, this PWB is removable and the LED (identified on the PWB as ‘LED2’) can be removed/replaced by means of soldering. A replacement (simple green) LED can be obtained from Radio Shack for a few $. Only one thing to take care of is to install the new LED in the correct (same) polarity.

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