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Phil, Mechanical Engineer
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My pool heater won't fire up. Pilot light works, but unit

Customer Question

My pool heater won't fire up. Pilot light works, but unit won't light.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

Is your pump running? when was the last time you cleaned/backwashed the filter?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We backwash the filter almost once a week and yes pump is running.
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

What's the brand & model number of your unit? do you have a multi-meter? if you want to troubleshoot this there's not a lot you can do with a meter in most cases

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
series 2
teledyne laars
model esg- 500
Yes I have a multimeter, I'm not at the heater at the moment though. Was just hoping you had some advice.
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

Aside from the filter questions there's not much I can offer except for some help with onsite troubleshooting.

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