My Dolphin power switch/breaker blows immediately

by Nick
(Valencia, Ca, USA)

Hi,

I have a question. My Dolphin Diagnostic pool cleaner has stopped working. When I press the power switch on it immediately shuts off. I opened up the power supply box and found water inside. I suspect that the transformer has a direct short to ground since I have continuity between the two wires that that plug into it. I've considered replacing the transformer with a 110 to 24 volt step down transformer but this one is glued into the power supply casing and I'm not sure that will fix it.
Any ideas on repairing this?
Thanks,
Nick

ADMIN REPLY: Try drying the transformer out first. Leave the case off for a week and hit the components with a hair dryer

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Jul 06, 2012
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Power unit not working
by: Pat

My power unit will not turn on. Is there a reset button on it anywhere?

Jun 25, 2012
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I fixed my dolphin
by: Anonymous

I installed the new bridge and it works again. My switch/breaker no longer trips. Thanks to the information on this website.

Jun 20, 2012
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RE:My Dolphin power switch/breaker blows immediately
by: nmode

I've found that the switch/breaker doesn't trip until I connect the last remaining wire from the transformer to the bridge. The bridge is extremely corroded to the point that one of the contacts has the strength of aluminum foil so I've ordered a replacement from inyopools.com. I'm hopeful that this may fix it but I still suspect a transformer issue. I'll update this post once I replace the bridge.

Jun 16, 2012
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Remove the switch
by: Anonymous

Try removing the switch. It may still be wet

Jun 15, 2012
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My dophin power switch breaker blows immediately
by: Anonymous

I'll give it a try. I've had the case open for a few months now so it should be dry. Any other tips if it's dry but still trips the power switch/breaker?
Thanks
Nick

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