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Sundance Marin 880 approx. 2004 watchdog error. Removed and…

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Sundance Marin 880 approx. 2004 watchdog error. Removed and replaced hi limit sensor same error removed and replaced temp sensor same error selectively removed pumps, heater, sensors, switches. either same error or dead panel. even tried the blow dryer on the two big capacitors to no effect, figure at this point its the ckt board?

Contractor's Assistant: How old is the appliance? Have you gotten error messages before?

Approx 2004

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Should be a simple repair, I used to repair aircraft radar, radios and Nav systems

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Any other ideas befor I go for the board? some online suggestions to replace the two big start up capicators. no signs of leakage or bulging on them

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Pool and Spa Expert: David Bowden, Pool and Spa Certified replied 9 months ago
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T​he watchdog error on a Sundance could be anything and it is recommended to contact a qualified service provider to diagnose further, however it could also be the following. Try turning the system completely off for 10-15mins and let the control panel/circuit board reset. When you turn it back on watch the panel for a different error code before it goes into watchdog mode. If it doesn't show and error or go back to watchdog, don't worry too much until it returns, however if it does goes back into watchdog, most likely there is a problem with the circuit board and the smaller components and capacitors. Early 2000's had problems with a lot of the electronic parts making these boards up, especially the capacitors. Keep in mind there are no guarantees this will correct the problem, but initially something triggered the watchdog.

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