From what i have read, if there is to much salt in the system, it will cause the power unit to fail.
It even states this in the manual.
I have a feeling this unit is having a lot of reported problems due to its price being low, and A LOT of people being able to own it.
I just ordered one, i will be watching for the timer issue, and will be sure the pump is running at least 30 Min's before and after the cycle.
I am an electrical engineer and general fix it guy...if it messes up on me, its a piece of junk, and they will get a piece of my mind