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Pool chlorinator I can run my pool pump through the pool chlorinator but I can't get any power to the cell

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Hi Chris, W/D here.
Here's a few things that you may or may not have checked:
1. You didn't state the age of the cell, or type. The generally last 2-3 years. I don't know how the power to the cell was checked, but clean the cell thoroughly before moving on. I use 1 gallon of muratic acid, and soak for about 5 minutes, then flipping the cell and soaking for 5 more minutes. Wear neoprene/chemical resistant gloves, and rinse thoroughly. Save the solution, as you can get several cleanings out of it.
2. Look for a fuse on your panel. The control boards are divided into areas of function. You'll need your wiring diagram, if the areas aren't clearly defined.
Hope this helps, --W/D--

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