Pentair Mastertemp gas heaters are identical to Waterco Turbotemp and StaRite Max E Therm heaters. Our biggest concern is when the manifold leaks, it can fill the entire combustion chamber with water. This often destroys the heater. Also the mild steel manifold bolts can easily be too rusty to remove.
We only recommend these heaters where nothing else will fit. We are a factory-trained Pentair repairer.
Fan-forced downward, column flame.
Noryl, multi-gasket, against mild-steel plate.
Copper / Cupro-nickel
Models: Natural Gas or LPG
Mastertemp 125 - Output : ~29kW
Mastertemp 200 - Output : ~46kW
Mastertemp 300 - Output : ~69kW
Mastertemp 400 - Output : ~92kW
Waterco Turbotemps were simply a re-branded Pentair Mastertemp. Waterco has moved on from these heaters. Waterco now recommends a different brand of heater.
Models: Turbotemp 125, 200, 300, 400
Yet another re-branded Pentair Mastertemp, this time with a different outside casing. The internals are identical.
Models: Max-E-Therm 200, 300, 400
We carry almost all spare parts on-board, and were an Authorized Service Agent. We only supply these heaters where space is a requirement, and handle all Warranties directly. We do not recommend Pentair Heaters for most installations.
They use a finely tuned fan-forced blower for efficiency. Unfortunately they succumb to any problem with water flow and gas supply pressure. Their Heat Exchangers appear to be more prone to issues with water chemistry.
Pentair Mastertemp, Waterco Turbotemp, Sta-Rite Max-E-Therm Gas Heater Error Codes:
Service System LED On - Heater not detecting water pressure. Make sure valves in correct position, filters clean, and sufficient water flow through heater.
Service Heater LED On - Cycle Mains power off, then on. Try again. If fault reoccurs, see below.
Other Codes that may be seen:
AGS - Gas Shutoff. Temperature in heater is too high. Call for Service.
HLS - Hi Limit Switch Opened - Call for Service.
PS - Pressure Switch Opened. Clean filters and ensure correct water flow. If this reoccurs, Call for Service.
AFS - Air Flow Switch Failure. Do no operate heater. Call for Service.
SFS - Stack Flue Sensor Error. Combustion may be incorrect. Call for Service.
E01 - Temp Sensor Failed. Water chemistry may be incorrect. Call for Service.
E02 - High Limit Sensor Failure. Ensure water flow is correct. If this reoccurs, Call for Service.
E03 - Thermal Fuse Failure. Temperature exceeded limits. Do not operate heater. Call for Service.
E04 - Fan Sensor Failure. Sensor error or blocked / sooted heat exchanger. May be bad gas supply or failed parts. Do not operate heater. Call for Service.
E05 - Stack Flue Sensor Failure. Sensor error or blocked / sooted heat exchanger. May be bad gas supply or failed parts. Do not operate heater. Call for Service.
Other Issues That Require Service:
Loud, high-pitched whine - Flame is too rich. Call for Service.
Flame is “fluttery.” Flame is too lean. Exhaust may have acrid smell or burner may fail
to stay lit. Call for Service.
Burner pulsates or Exhaust vent is too long. Reduce length of exhaust vent and/or surges, especially on number of elbows. Call for Service.
Boiling in heat exchanger - Low water flow to heater, pump and or filter. May be accompanied by water “bumping” sounds. Do not use heater. Call for Service.
R13 / R8 - Part of Startup Sequence. Wait for next step.
Smoke or Steam coming from heater. Switch heater off, and gas valve off. Do not use heater. Call for Service.
Frozen Screen - Heater may have restarted too many times. May be gas supply issue. Call for Service.
If any of the above continue, please Contact us for Service