Ok, every year I have the same problem. The green lights on my Hayward salt generator go off. The display stays on telling me how much salt is in the pool, but the lights will not come on. Usually when I first notice this I can turn off the generator for a little while then the green power light will come back on for a while then when I turn the generator on, the relay will click, then all the led lights go dead again.
This is due to Goldline controls horrible design where a current inrush limiter goes bad and kills the power stage on the primary board.
Here are some links for this issue:
I’ve stolen a few pics from the last user site (just in case he pulls it down)
Here is my post from a popular pool forum:
First off I’m a little ticked at Hayward/GoldLine for continuing production of such a fault prone design. From the number of people complaining about this, the only justification I can give for this is that they love to sell those $400 boards as a result of their shoddy design. So they have no real plans to fix the issue. I have had to replace my inrush limiter once every year.
It probably has something to do with my cell being the biggest the system can handle (T.15 for a 40k pool, I think). It always seems to happen after the first of the year when the pool has been too cold for the generator to run, then I run Super Chlorinate for a full day to catch up. I think this overheats the inrush limiter.
Last year I replace the original AS32-2R025 (DigiKey 570-1105-ND) with a AS35-2R035 (Digikey 570-112-ND). the resistance at full current was a little lower, but not far off and the part was built to run 35 amps as opposed to the OEM 25 amp… Well that didn’t help so…
Here we are at the beginning of another year and I’m replacing the inrush limiter again because of the same reasons…
This year I’m going with a MS series part MS32-2R035 (Digikey 570-1027-ND). Just replace it this morning and everything is back up again.