Can anyone help with Clormatic error code?

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rrucker5

Can anyone help with Clormatic error code?

Postby rrucker5 » Sat 25 Jul, 2009 15:38

Tom,
Just saw your post and having the same issue with my Jandy AquaPure 1400. Quit making chlorine and the only light staying on is the "service" light and occassionally the cell reversing lt. Beeps every few seconds and error code of 172 and 186 display. Did replacing the flow sensor work for you? How does it just go bad all of a sudden? Any way to be sure that's what it is? the cheapest price I have found is $190 for the part.


MichaelinFrance

Can anyone help with Clormatic error code?

Postby MichaelinFrance » Fri 07 Aug, 2009 08:19

Did anyone get to the bottom of 194 as I have that one as well?
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Can anyone help with Clormatic error code?

Postby superdoopie » Sat 08 Aug, 2009 11:35

194 Error code is: "Cell current is 85% lower than desired and cell voltage above 19V (generates 125 error code - Cell Dirty or needs replacement." This is from the 2009 Jandy Controls workbook.

If the cell is dirty you should remove it and soak it in a MILD solution of muratic acid and water (1:4 ratio acid to water). THe solution will bubble and fizz for a minute or two and when it stops fizzing, take the cell out and hose it off. NEVER use a metal rod or screwdriver and go poking around in there.

You should clean these things once a year for year round pool and every two for colder climates where pool is closed for 6-8 months. They say the cells should last about seven years or so.
Millerzone41

Can anyone help with Clormatic error code?

Postby Millerzone41 » Thu 20 Aug, 2009 13:00

What did anyone find out about error code 172 and 186? I cleaned the sensor like the manual said and it didn't work. Did anyone find a solution? Did a new one fix it?
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Can anyone help with Clormatic error code?

Postby superdoopie » Sat 22 Aug, 2009 20:20

Try cleaning the probes where the cord attaches to the top of the cell.
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Can anyone help with Clormatic error code?

Postby GuruOfPools » Tue 08 Sep, 2009 11:53

For the 194 code Cleaning the cell may help if the cell is scaled. If the cell is not scaled it may be failing or failed. The plates in the cell have a special mineral coating on them and as the produce chlorine this coating wears off. The average life of a cell is 5 years depending on where you live and how much you use the cell. Your goal should be to find the lowest possible % that gives you the proper amount of chlorine in the pool water. The percentage will vary with the water temperature. As the water gets hotter it will require more chlorine than when the water is colder. So you should check your water chemistry weekly and make adjustments to your output as needed. You may need to replace the cell, see note at end of this post.

NEVER just acid wash the cell because it has been a year. ONLY acid wash the cell because it has formed scale. Acid washing will remove some for the special mineral and shorten the life of the cell. Cells scale up for several reasons first and most common the pH level has gone above 7.7. This condition will cause scale to form on the cell. The other is the when the cells fail they tend to scale. If you have a chronic scale issue and your chemistry is balanced you should use a non phosphate based scale inhibitor.

For the 172 & 186 Code your flow sensor is trying to tell you it is not well. You can try cleaning the bottom of the sensor with a green kitchen scrubby thing. If this does not resolve the problem it is time for a new flow sensor. The reason it failed is the flow sensor has a heated sensor embedded in the sensor and it has failed. Hey these things happen. Why did the oxygen sensor go out in your car, they just wear out. The average life of a flow sensor is about 5 years.

For the 170 code you should be getting a second code, however it could be your front board, backboard or transformer. Check your transformer it should have 12 wires going from the transformer to the backboard. If you only have 8 wires you should replace the backboard and the transformer. That should solve the 170 code. If you have 12 wires between the transformer and the backboard then replace the front board.

For the 121 code (man these things have a lot of codes!) This is an indication your cell may have failed. You should check the cell for scale, if it is scaled then clean it with a mild acid solution (see one of the earlier posts). If that does not solve the problem you should see if your local pool company can test the cell for you. If not then try replacing the cell. Remember the average life of a cell is 5 years. These cells have a 5 year warranty (see your dealer for details).

If you would like to see a full listing of the codes for Clormatic or AquaPure with a list of recommendations to to this web page http://www.discountpoolwarehouse.com/ht ... ators.html

If you need parts do a search on the browser of your choice for Clormatic parts. There are some great prices out there.
joelbro

Can anyone help with Clormatic error code?

Postby joelbro » Sat 03 Oct, 2009 11:23

Thanks for the informatino on the 121 code! Where can I find a schmatic drawing showing how to take it apart and clean the cell?
thanks
magfla

Can anyone help with Clormatic III model CM 301de?

Postby magfla » Sat 21 Nov, 2009 10:27

My system service light is on and continues to beep. It says to refer to manual but I can't find it.
Please can you advise?
maffla

Can anyone help with Clormatic III model CM 301

Postby maffla » Sat 21 Nov, 2009 10:40

magfla wrote:My system service light is on and continues to beep. It says to refer to manual but I can't find it.
Please can you advise?
magfla

Can anyone help with Clormatic III model CM 301

Postby magfla » Sat 21 Nov, 2009 10:52

maffla wrote:
magfla wrote:My system service light is on and continues to beep. It says to refer to manual but I can't find it.There is no code #. How long dies it take
Please can you advise?

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