If the heater has not been fired in over a week, chances are there is a blockage in the burners or orifices that is preventing the gas from escaping the burner and reaching the spark. Other causes of this problem are: (1) Bad ignitor. (2) Bad gas valve.
Also question is, how long do Hayward pool heaters last?
7-10 years is the average life expectancy of a pool heater. Some people get more, some get less. I would suggest you replace the unit with a Raypak. Much better unit then the Hayward’s.
Also know, what is if code on Hayward pool heater?
“IF” – Hayward Pool Heater Fails to Ignite: the most common reason for this problem is insufficient gas supply. The Hayward heater LED display will show a diagnostic fault code of “IF” which stands for Ignition Failure.
How do I reset my pool heater?
Reset the breaker for the electrical circuit to the pool heater by flipping the breaker switch to the “Off” position and then to the “On” position. Typically, the breaker is at a disconnect box near in the heater and filter enclosure or may be at the breaker panel for the house.
- Disconnect and then re- connect power to heater.
- Check for faulty wiring or connection. Inspect Display Interface Wiring. Ensure Display Interface Plug is securely attached to Control Module. If OK, proceed to step 2.
- Control Module and/or Display Interface Assembly are defective.
CE indicates a Communications Error between the ignition control board and the display board. First, try removing and then reconnecting power to the heater. Second, check the wiring to make sure that it is securely connected.
The most common cause is flow, a dirty basket, or clogged or dirty filter. A pool heater is an “open boiler” system, meaning the heater is cooled by the water flowing through the heater. All pool heaters have a pressure switch or flow switch that measures the flow rate of water pumped into the heater.
MEASURE VOLTAGE ACROSS GAS VALVE DURING IGNITION. IF 24V, BUT VALVE DOES NOT OPEN, REPLACE GAS VALVE. MEASURE VOLTAGE ACROSS GAS VALVE DURING IGNITION.
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The Hayward heater LO code indicates a fault in the temperature limit switch, vent pressure switch, or water pressure switch. To fix it, ensure the pump is on, is wired and connected well, the water flow is above the required minimum pressure, the filters are clean. Replace defective switches.
The flow sensor is mounted at the point the water pipe attaches to the heater.
Push the “POOL” button to activate the unit and then set the pool Heat Pump thermostat to a temperature higher than the current pool water temperature. 5. Allow 5 Minutes for the Heat Pump to start.