Intex 8110 Chlorine Generator Fix

SWGs, salt water chlorine generators, chlorinators,
ozone generators, UV systems, . . .
chuckandtw
Pool Newbie
Pool Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu 18 Jul, 2013 21:49
My Pool: Easy Set 18 x 48, intex pump and krystal clear saltwater system.
Location: Missouri

Intex 8110 Chlorine Generator Fix

Postby chuckandtw » Thu 18 Jul, 2013 22:11

I have had my 8110 Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater system for just over a year. Today, the electrolytic Cell starting smoking on the top where there large plug in is at. I run it in the evening when there is no sun on it. HELP!!!


texasdude
Pool Newbie
Pool Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat 03 Aug, 2013 16:29
My Pool: Intex Metal Frame 48x18 AGP, Intex filter SWG
Location: Texas

Intex 8110 Chlorine Generator Fix

Postby texasdude » Sat 03 Aug, 2013 16:32

I have been dealing with the Error 91 issue for three weeks now. I am in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Texas and believe the problem to be thermal in nature. Our ambient temperatures have gone over 100 daily and only drop to about 80 at night.
Today, working an idea, I have gone from 1-2 hours max, to currently 6hrs.
I believe I may have come across the root cause of the code 91 error. I would like a couple of people to reply to help test my theory before I post.
My solution currently has NO modifications, but does require cover to be off temporarily.
I have NOT researched cost of resolution, but it should not be that expensive.
If you are willing to try to help the community, please respond.
This is NOT BS, I just don't want to post something that won't work.
RudyN
Pool Enthusiast
Pool Enthusiast
Posts: 11
Joined: Fri 10 Aug, 2012 15:13
My Pool: Intex ABG, 15 feet dia, 48 inch deep, with Hayward pump/filter and Intex SWG
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Intex 8110 Chlorine Generator Fix

Postby RudyN » Mon 05 Aug, 2013 12:19

texasdude wrote:I have been dealing with the Error 91 issue for three weeks now. I am in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Texas and believe the problem to be thermal in nature. Our ambient temperatures have gone over 100 daily and only drop to about 80 at night.
Today, working an idea, I have gone from 1-2 hours max, to currently 6hrs.
I believe I may have come across the root cause of the code 91 error. I would like a couple of people to reply to help test my theory before I post.
My solution currently has NO modifications, but does require cover to be off temporarily.
I have NOT researched cost of resolution, but it should not be that expensive.
If you are willing to try to help the community, please respond.
This is NOT BS, I just don't want to post something that won't work.


Well, let me know your suggestions and look into it. Our ambient temperatures here in Arizona are probably similar as in Ft. Worth, Texas.
RudyN
Pool Enthusiast
Pool Enthusiast
Posts: 11
Joined: Fri 10 Aug, 2012 15:13
My Pool: Intex ABG, 15 feet dia, 48 inch deep, with Hayward pump/filter and Intex SWG
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Intex 8110 Chlorine Generator Fix

Postby RudyN » Mon 05 Aug, 2013 12:58

texasdude wrote:I have been dealing with the Error 91 issue for three weeks now. I am in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Texas and believe the problem to be thermal in nature. Our ambient temperatures have gone over 100 daily and only drop to about 80 at night.
Today, working an idea, I have gone from 1-2 hours max, to currently 6hrs.
I believe I may have come across the root cause of the code 91 error. I would like a couple of people to reply to help test my theory before I post.
My solution currently has NO modifications, but does require cover to be off temporarily.
I have NOT researched cost of resolution, but it should not be that expensive.
If you are willing to try to help the community, please respond.
This is NOT BS, I just don't want to post something that won't work.


Another fact to remember is, with higher pool water temperatures the resistivity of the salt water goes up and the current flow through the cell goes down (triggering code 91). Had same issues a few years ago. To fix this (for the summer months) I added more salt to the water to increase the salinity by about 500 ppm. This might help most code 91 sufferers, as long as the pH and other water chemistry items are correct and no other SWG parts are defective.
Are we having fun?
mebobbob
Pool Newbie
Pool Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat 22 Jun, 2013 12:59
My Pool: Intex Ultra Frame 16', 1200gpm Intex sand filter, Intex SWG
Location: Lafayette, LA

Intex 8110 Chlorine Generator Fix

Postby mebobbob » Wed 07 Aug, 2013 10:21

chuckandtw wrote:I have had my 8110 Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater system for just over a year. Today, the electrolytic Cell starting smoking on the top where there large plug in is at. I run it in the evening when there is no sun on it. HELP!!!


its still under warranty. tell intex its a safety hazard, get a warranty replacement.
I've gone through 3 in a year and half! I couldn't find my reciept last year but the store I purchased from [Academy] was able to provide a letter to confirm proof of purchase and date.
georgiaboy001

Intex 8110 Chlorine Generator Fix

Postby georgiaboy001 » Fri 09 Aug, 2013 10:40

Just started getting a code 91 with my Intex salt system about a week ago. We were leaving for vacation so I decided to deal with the problem when I got back. I tested the salt concentration and it was a bit low, about 2600 so I added some. Still got the code 91. I noticed that where the large black flat plug plugs on was brown and discolored, so I about came to the conclusion that the cell was bad. I took the cell off the unit, and the plates were clean, so I took my ohm meter and began doing some checking. It may be in this thread somewhere,(its a lot to read) but I had no continuity between one of the terminals where the plug goes and the outside plate on the one that was discolored. The other was fine. My unit was bought in May of last year, so I called Intex and talked to a rep and started a warranty claim. I thought this might be some good info on how to determine that your cell is actually BAD and not just dirty or having problems elsewhere. Measure ohms or continuity from each connector pole to the END of each of the OUTSIDE titanium plates. The middle one is not connected to anything. Also you should have 13.5v at the plug with the unit running as a lot of other people have mentioned. Just passing this along, my apologies if it has been covered elsewhere. Great forum, just found it dealing with this problem. I'm sure I will be using it for more pool information!
zorro11p
Pool Newbie
Pool Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat 24 Aug, 2013 17:34
My Pool: 15x30x52" above ground
Location: NY

Intex 8110 Chlorine Generator Fix

Postby zorro11p » Sat 24 Aug, 2013 17:41

I've been struggling this year with this problem. This is only the 2nd year I've used it. I cleaned the plates and it worked for a week. Flipped the plug and it worked for a week. I do notice that everytime I disconnect the plug it's always wet. I think there may be a small leak that I can't find, due to pulling that big black connector off so many times. Where is the most likely place for this leak? Maybe the 2 terminal posts? :crazy:
zorro11p
Pool Newbie
Pool Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat 24 Aug, 2013 17:34
My Pool: 15x30x52" above ground
Location: NY

Intex 8110 Chlorine Generator Fix

Postby zorro11p » Sat 24 Aug, 2013 17:53

Also ... this has been asked but not answered. What is the difference between a CS8110 and the new 54601EG. I'm temped to buy the new one. I can still find the old one and use my current one for spare parts.
mebobbob
Pool Newbie
Pool Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat 22 Jun, 2013 12:59
My Pool: Intex Ultra Frame 16', 1200gpm Intex sand filter, Intex SWG
Location: Lafayette, LA

Intex 8110 Chlorine Generator Fix

Postby mebobbob » Sun 25 Aug, 2013 10:27

For what it's worth to everyone, keep in mind that these things are very cheaply made, extremely low quality checks. As you see in these posts, different parts fail fairly easily. You may a good one, you may have the opposite. Use the warranty as long as you can!! I now have a collection of broken ones: corrosion on the board, cracked and leaky electrode module, who knows on the other one. I didn't have an operational unit until mid summer this year.I'm not handy with board soldering or very patient. It stops working and recommended maintenance/cleaning don't help? call intex for a warranty replacement. For the last several years, I'd guess most sold units are replaced at least once. It's hard to believe this is even a financially sustainable product!
That being said, is there a better value/quality for the money solution? nope.
Guest

Intex 8110 Chlorine Generator Fix

Postby Guest » Fri 20 Sep, 2013 17:55

Pool Hacker wrote:If you have an INTEX 8110 Chlorine Generator that continuously gives you salt level codes that prevents you from continuing to chlorinate (when you have verified that the salt ppm is OK) you may be interested in a "fix." It requires a little technical aptitude, but it works great. I'll never go back to chlorine tabs or granular. I'll post the fix based upon the positive responses.

Return to “Salt Water Chlorine Generators, Ozone, UV”

Who is online at the Pool Help Forum

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests