Heater Problem

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PiPPi

Heater Problem

Postby PiPPi » Sat 26 May, 2012 12:06

captainron19 wrote:Thanks for the help I did find the problem. I removed the small copper jet tubes from the gas pipe and 3 of the 5 were completely blocked by spider webs. Actually they were little cocoons with dried up bugs in em. At first when looking at them they were so dense that they looked like someone shot white caulk into the holes.

once I cleaned em out the heater fired up just fine


Yep, that's the ticket!


lorac

Heater Problem

Postby lorac » Sat 09 Jun, 2012 13:57

captainron19 wrote:Thanks for the help I did find the problem. I removed the small copper jet tubes from the gas pipe and 3 of the 5 were completely blocked by spider webs. Actually they were little cocoons with dried up bugs in em. At first when looking at them they were so dense that they looked like someone shot white caulk into the holes.

once I cleaned em out the heater fired up just fine
jeff160

Heater Problem

Postby jeff160 » Thu 05 Jul, 2012 20:14

I have a Hayward H250 that's about 7 years old. Having the same issue as described here where the blower turns on/off every 30 seconds to a minute. There is heat coming out the exhaust on top, but the blower keeps turning on/off. For the people who posted about covering holes with tape, what exact holes are you referring to? Do you mean the vent holes? And if so which ones? The ones on the opposite side of the water inlet/outlet & how many? Can we post pictures or videos here?
Guest

Heater Problem

Postby Guest » Sat 15 Sep, 2012 12:24

Yes spiders can build web's that fast. Haven't you ever seen a spider build a web 100 times bigger and within a day?
Tim k

Heater Problem

Postby Tim k » Fri 05 Apr, 2013 16:47

I have the same problem. If code I covered it half with tape and still does not work. I have only 13 hours on this unit. It did the same thing when I first put it in. I payed a pool man to come and fix it and he charged me 75 dollar for this great fix. It still does not work. I email Hayward one week ago still no reply. That Hayward for you, take your money and run. This should have been a recall , we do live in the computer age. They know who buys there produces.
Crown pool

Heater Problem

Postby Crown pool » Sat 27 Apr, 2013 17:07

Yes they can build them that fast in fact they could have done it in 5 hours . It makes a great warm home for them
Ed q

Heater Problem

Postby Ed q » Sun 19 May, 2013 19:59

JNick wrote:Same problem with H250 purchased last year.
I think you have the same problem. Try this (Hayward temp fix). The blower cover on the right side of the blower has holes in it. Cover up half the holes with tape and see if the heater lights and stays lit. If it does you have to replace the flame sensor with the new type. According to Hayward you can operate the heater with the tape in place with no damage. This is a manufacturers defect. My new flame sensor and installation will be free of charge.

Thanks, tried everything removed gas valve checked voltages checked for blockages all good brand new heater. Taped half the blower holes and fired right up.
Bill

Heater Problem

Postby Bill » Fri 30 May, 2014 09:16

I have a new 250 btu Natural Gas Hayward heater and it was working good until yesterday and all of sudden it keeps blowing outlet breaker. I have the pump and heater plugged into the same outlet. I unplugged the heater and the pool pump works. I unplugged the pump and plugged in the heater and the breaker pops. So it has to be the heater. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Heater Problem

Postby CGPoolman » Fri 30 May, 2014 11:01

Bill,

It could be any number of things that would cause this. Does the heater power up at all, or does it pop the breaker as soon as you turn it on? Could be as simple as a bad wire or switch. If this is a brand new heater, don't try to mess with it yourself as you could void the warranty. Call Hayward and arrange for a warranty service.

-CG
gkcmilner

Re: Heater Problem

Postby gkcmilner » Sat 27 Aug, 2016 12:21

I just installed a brand new Hayward H400FD ASME and had the same problem as the original poster (and many others here). The tape trick worked. This thread is about 5 years old and Hayward has not fixed this issue?? My heater came with two plates, one with fewer holes and one with more. The one with fewer was already pre-installed. Obviously still too many holes.
Thanks for the tip.

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