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Hayward H-series Electronic Gas Pool Heater H400

Problems & Solutions

1.- When the unit powers up it blows the fuse at...
when the unit powers up it blows the fuse at the primary transformer side of the pc board. Is the transformer bad, how do I check the transformer to see if it bad? If the smoke got out of it it's bad. ;-) Most transformers are 110v and 220v be sure how you are wiring it. I this is a Hayward heater you can find a book for it at http://www.haywardnet.com/inground/products/manuals.cfm Their are a couple of different heaters but they should all take the same transformer. I would go ahead and find the correct heater and print the book so you have it. Once your sure of the wiring make sure you have the proper power going to the unit. To say if it is kicking the breaker you may just be getting half the power to come back on. Then unhook the transformer from the heater and see how much power you have. If your not getting a full 24v you may have burnt half the transformer. This means a new transformer. If it is still kicking the fuse you need to check all the wiring to the box and make sure that your problem is not there. If it's not kicking the fuse and you have good power, It will be in your heater and you will have to go through that to check for shorts. Your book will have a trouble shooting flow chart to help with this. Good luck. 2.- My hayward heater fires up and then turns off after 2-3 seconds and displays "IF" fault code.

I just checked all that and it´s still not run on, I only smell the gas & I hear the blower go on.
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Your service tech should be able to ensure none of those continue to be an issue. please comment with additional details prior to rating the answer. It was brand new last season and worked perfectly. Be sure the heater is fully drained when closing the pool and minor level issues won’t be a problem. I replace igniter assembly as recommended by Hayward. I get an "IF" failure light...I am at a loss here. It had ignition problems off and on for the 1st 2 years and primarily in yr 2..it may help if you put the thermal coupl into the pilot light flame.. Can you advise if the heater is definitely prone to massive issues if it is not level and sitting directly under a roof eave?. no. Thanks. I still get nothing. inspect gas valve wiring measure voltage across gas valve during trial to ignition if 24 volt replace gas valve if no 24 volt replace control module. Have you installed anything in your home that uses gas? Alot of times it due to low gas pressure.My H400 is just under 3 years old.I'm trying to start-up a Hayward H400 natural gas heater for my pool.its that littel bit that the pilot light plays the flame onto this part heats up and it holds the gas velve open if its not getting hot or is broken you could hold the pilot light in for ever and it would still go out as soon as you let the light go.. After that. That didn't help .he thinks it is either the transformer or control module.... I'm thinking maybe my gas line needs to be purged? Any help would be appreciated since Blue Haven pools support really sucks. If this is the problem you should try a temp sensor first as it is cheap and easy. The more likely cause of the heaters exchanger failing is water chemistry issues or use of a chlorine feeder system not properly installed. if means ignition failure check that gas is on..My hayward h400ed2 heater starts for 2-3 seconds then shuts down showing error IF.. Positive feedback is appreciated once your problem is solved. The biggest issue is not getting it drained fully if you live in an area where freeze damage can occur.. 7. "Massive issues". You can't jump the thermostat so you have to check power in and power out. You would be better off to correct the run off with gutters or some other means of diverting the water from the heater but if you do not it will Many heaters sit unlevel.... Heater was working fine fo the most of the summer then started showing IF error intermittently.I have an H400 electronic heater. You need to change the thermal coupling.. My question is that the heater was installed on a sllightly tilted/not level slab next to the pump. So this could be the ignition control but first see if you have the power in and out of the temp control. I bypassed (hotwired) all the limit switches and pressure switch and even the valve on the advice of a tech on the phone at a local company.. 6. If this answer does not fix your problem.. When you checked the orfices did you actually remove them? or just stick a paperclip inside and clean them? . How do I go about testing those items? He said that it could possibly be the gas valve itself. Apparently it is cheaper to replace than buy parts. I checked the gas orifices . Then you need to follow that 24v step by step through the system. It keeps firing up for a little while (maybe 10 seconds on average) and then shuts off and re-tries. Can you help? If you have 24v coming from your transformer it is ok.they all clean.. the run-off is not a really big deal. check for fauilty igniter wiring or connections. I have power to it but when it is turned on nothing happens. 5..3.The pilot lights but as soon as I release the pilot switch it goes out . 4. It also sits directly below my roof eave and has rain runoff falling directly into it. Recently water started gushing out and my service guy said the heater core had rotted/rusted out.

Have you installed anything in your home that uses gas? Alot of times it due to low gas pressure... 8.even for 2-3 seconds the ignightor is fine.If the heater is firing .they all clean. Heater was working fine fo the most of the summer then started showing IF error intermittently. After 4 or 5 tries I get an "IF" failure light. That didn't help.. bad call on Hayward. I checked the gas orifices .. It was brand new last season and worked perfectly. period. Unsolved Problems my hayward h400 model h400ed2 will ignite and burn my hayward h400 model h400ed2 will ignite and burn for about 1 min and then click off and about 1min later it will ...I'm trying to start-up a Hayward H400 electronic ignition natural gas heater for my pool. period... If it wasnt it wouldnt lite. I replace igniter assembly as recommended by Hayward.. It keeps firing up for a little while (maybe 10 seconds on average) and then shuts off and re-tries.the pilot lights but as soon as I release the pilot switch it goes out.. The Hayward heater LED display will show a diagnostic fault code of "IF" which stands for Ignition Failure. "IF" . • Solve It! the service light is on and H5 appears in red the service light is on and H5 appears in red What is wrong? • Solve It! . When you checked the orfices did you actually remove them? or just stick a paperclip inside and clean them? If the heater is firing .even for 2-3 seconds the ignightor is fine.. Undetected gas pressure problems if not investigated properly may result in unnecessary replacement and servicing of your Hayward Pool Heater. 9. I would be greatful for any ones help with this problem thanks. 10. bad call on Hayward.Hayward Pool Heater Fails to Ignite: the most common reason for this problem is insufficient gas supply.My hayward h400ed2 heater starts for 2-3 seconds then shuts down showing error IF. If it wasnt it wouldnt lite.

flame keeps going on and off.the heat.. • Solve It! The unit is 4-5 years old. It has power (confirmed) but the control panel does not light up at all (no indicators of ..it goes on for about 20 seconds then shuts off • Solve It! Installed a new H400 control Installed a new H400 control panel..it goes on the heat.. It has power The unit is 4-5 years old. See all Hayward H-series Electronic Gas Pool Heater H400 Problems • Solve It! .flame keeps going on and off. Everything powers up but when you hit the mode button it blinks the yellow lite and .