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I am trying to convert a model LG125N pool heater from 240

Customer Question

i am trying to convert a model LG125N pool heater from 240 volt to 120 volt - can you tell me where the transformer is located
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Pool and Spa
Expert:  garrygoeson replied 5 months ago.

Hi:

My name is Garry. I'll be glad to assist you with your heater.

Expert:  garrygoeson replied 5 months ago.

I just want to confirm which heater you have. Is it the Laars Lite 2, Model LG125N?

Expert:  garrygoeson replied 5 months ago.

I want to be certain it's NOT the LD125? Does you heater have a standing pilot or is it electronic ignition?

Expert:  garrygoeson replied 5 months ago.

It's very important to know if it is the LD or LG heater, as they are very different in how they operate, and I want to give you accurate information about your heater

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
it is an LG heater
Expert:  garrygoeson replied 5 months ago.

The Laars Lite 2 Model LG, has a standing pilot. It is also known as a Millivolt heater.

This translates to a heater that operates off of a small DC voltage that is generated by a thermopile located next to the pilot. The heat from the standing pilot causes the thermopile to generate this voltage.

The heater does NOT have a transformer since it is not Electronic Ignition!

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
we actually finally just figured that out printed a manual off the internet, but i had the wrong model - once we found the LG manual he figured that piece out now we are just trying to get the pilot to light
Expert:  garrygoeson replied 5 months ago.

OK. Once you get the pilot lit, run the pump and the heater should fire.

Expert:  garrygoeson replied 5 months ago.

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