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Hot Tubs: no heat, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: Is there a Heat indicator on the control panel or control box? Is it lit when the heater should be on? If the light is ON your problem is not one of the control circuits (i.e. pressure switch). It could be a bad heat relay, melted wire between the...

Hot Tubs: help me again, SC-30 fuse, www.calsparepair.com
SC-30 fuse, www.calsparepair.com: On many tubs the SC-30 fuse is used for main input power. It s unlikely wet wires are causing it to blow. Unfortunately, you ll need more fuses to troubleshoot. Turn the tub off. Unplug the pump, blower, etc. Replace the fuse and turn the tub on with everything...

Hot Tubs: hot springs grandee, gfci trips, weather analysis
gfci trips, weather analysis, yearly weather: When a GFCI trips I first unhook the heater and try if the pumps work I know its the heater if not I unplug blowers and ozonators. If that doesn t work then I go for the pumps. As far as solar is it electric or water you want and being 3000 plus miles from...

Hot Tubs: hot tub controller, heat element, new element
heat element, new element, pressure switch: Bypassing a control circuit for troubleshooting purposes is often a good idea. Bypassing the pressure switch and allowing the tub to heat for several days is a bad idea. If the red heat light blinks on and then off when the pump is first started it s...

Hot Tubs: hot tub not heating, heat relay, no heat heat light on
heat relay, no heat heat light on, http://www.calsparepair.com: If the Heat light is on that should mean all the control circuits such as the pressure switch, overheat relay and sensor, and temperature circuits are all good. If you already replaced the XL Heat Exchanger and pressure switch AND the heat light illuminates...

Hot Tubs: why does my hot tub keep tripping the breaker?, GFCI, http://www.calsparepair.com
GFCI, http://www.calsparepair.com: A defective GFCI or cord should trip as soon as power is applied (as soon as you plug it in). Since your tub only trips after five seconds the problem is not likely the cord or the GFCI plug. If anything electrical got wet the GFCI will trip until it dries...

Hot Tubs: hot tub won't shut off, low speed, topside
low speed, topside, balboa: Mary, If the low speed is running continuously and the spa is not calling for heat the most likely thing to check would be the filter cycle setting. The Balboa systems do not have a timer but a filter cycle that can be programmed from the topside by pushing...

Hot Tubs: hot tub not working, pump seized, pump frozen
pump seized, pump frozen, http://www.calsparepair.com: Your pump motor is equipped with an internal thermal cut off switch. If the pump or motor is sezied it will overheat and trip the cut off switch. Once it cools down and the switch closes it will try again. If your pump is must making a noticeable buzzing...

Hot Tubs: hottub trouble Boitech duo sportstuff spa, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: It the wires to the heater are getting hot enough to burn insulation you either need larger gage wires or wires with insulation rated to handle and dissipate the heat. The only reference in the SportsStuff owner s manual states: If the internal thermostat...

Hot Tubs: ic code, cal spa avalon, cal spa A728b
cal spa avalon, cal spa A728b, www.calsparepair.com: If you haven t already try resetting the breaker. If the code doesn t clear you ll most likely need a new set of sensors or a new circuit board. This tub should be equipped with the Balboa M-7 system which uses two temperature sensors mounted to either...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi hot tub stopped working., hot tub emergency, hot tub freezing
hot tub emergency, hot tub freezing, www.calsparepair.com: You should put an electric space heater in the equipment area immediately. Be certain to position the heater so it isn t blowing or radiating directly onto any component in the equipment area. Be certain to leave the cover on the tub. Check the water temperature...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi J380 Temp sender, proper values, jacuzzi
proper values, jacuzzi, watchdog: No I have had sensors that have resistance at one temperature and unlees you test at several temperatures it can be bad. The problem you describe is usually caused by a bad sensor. I would have that changed first. I am a certified tech for Sundance and Jacuzzi...

Hot Tubs: jacuzzi 345 electrical hookup, jacuzzi hot tub, electrical hookup
jacuzzi hot tub, electrical hookup, volt system: You have what we call a dedicated 240 volt system you do not connect the white neutral to the load neutral on the GFCI rather ground that wire at both ends or leave disconnected it is not used. The green ground must be used. You are GFCI protected as the breaker...

Hot Tubs: No jets-Mountain Spring Spa, neck jets, massage jets
neck jets, massage jets, air control valve: Tim, All of the jets should be plumbed together so if you have only one pump the neck jets should be coming out as well as all the other ones. Unless there is a valve down underneath that is shut off, I can t think of anything else that would cause this except...

Hot Tubs: LA Spa model Pacifica 350, spa model, enormous strain
spa model, enormous strain, set button: Ann, The replacement of the pump should not have affected the operation of the spa as far as the circulation times are concerned. This may have something to do with a setting within the keypad. Depending on which brand controls you have,(Balboa is the most...

Hot Tubs: Lights blinking on Laguna hot tub, pressure control valve, spa pack
pressure control valve, spa pack, three dots: This is a Gecko spa pack and the number one cause of three dots flashing is the pressure switch staying closed when the pumps shut off. Due to the design of their pressure switch it is better to replace with a new one. It can be caused by a dirty filter or...

Hot Tubs: leawater leaks from back of jet control, control knobs, coast spas
control knobs, coast spas, water leaks: If you want the original jets you need to find a Coast dealer as they are made specific to their spas but you can use other jets they just won t look the same. The best thing to do is remove all jets and soak in vinegar and physically spin them till they move...

Hot Tubs: lights are out on my LB hot tub, celebrity series, light bulbs
celebrity series, light bulbs, indictor: Todd, I am not sure which lights you are referring to, the lights int eh hot tub or the indicator lights on the keypad. If you are just referring to the indicator lights on the keypad that are not working, then that would most likely be in the keypad itself....

Hot Tubs: new circuit board, halogen lamp, spa pack
halogen lamp, spa pack, color wheel: Would the new board not have the 12 volt output. I am not familiar with this board or the fiber optic box. Most fiber optic boxes use a 12volt halogen lamp and color wheel motor so would simply hook up to the 12 volt light output on the board. If your spa...

Hot Tubs: new circulation pump not running, ozone unit, circulation pump
ozone unit, circulation pump, ribbon cable: Make sure all jumpers on the new board match the old one. Make sure circ pump is hooked to TB2. If only one wire is on TB2 make sure its on pin 2 and the other wire to the red power connection on large TB1. Ozonator goes to TB6. Check the filter settings....

Hot Tubs: PDC Hot Tub, spa pack, rocker switch
spa pack, rocker switch, hot tub: Shawn, On most of those older units, the timer should control the pump on and off and the heat only comes on during that time the pump is on and calling for heat on the thermostat. So at no time the pump should run all the time unless the timer contacts are...

Hot Tubs: PDC Spa, pdc spas control box, pneumatic control box
pdc spas control box, pneumatic control box, www.calsparepair.com: I received your photos and have revised my answer accordingly. Does the tub cycle through it s functions when you press the Function button on the control panel? Your tub uses a multi-function switch. Each time you press the Function button the tub will...

Hot Tubs: PFSB5103, PFSB5105 hot tub pumb surging, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: Surging jets is usually a sign of low water level or a suction leak somewhere. If the kids splashed enough water out of the tub to lower the water level one of them getting out would lower it even further. If the water level dropped sufficiently below...

Hot Tubs: Pro-form Spa Model No. 831.210020, spa model, jet control
spa model, jet control, pair of scissors: Tracia, I assume you are referring to an air hose that goes between the topside control down to the main control box. If so you can most likely just slip a little bit of of the end of the hose with a pair of scissors so it would fit more tightly. I would...

Hot Tubs: Pump or Board Problem, low speed, power cable
low speed, power cable, receptacle: Carol, If you have replaced the cord to the pump, and the circuit board that would leave the female plug that is mounted in the box to the board. The pump it self sounds OK since you said it worked on high when you had the wires swapped. So the problem would...

Hot Tubs: Pump wont start, dreamaker spas, bay spa
dreamaker spas, bay spa, model lx: It has an LX05 board and I have a customer with the same problem, the relay tests ok on the board and keypad was replaced recently and the board a year or two back. Personally if I owned the spa and liked it I would get a two speed spa pump and external pack...

Hot Tubs: priming hot tub pump, diagnostic message, hot tub
diagnostic message, hot tub, pumps: the main problem people have when refilling a spa is an air lock, Always remove the filter and fill through its opening. The easiest way to get rid of an air lock is run the pumps on high speed and undoe the front union on the pump till water and air comes...

Hot Tubs: proper use of sleep mode, air locks, economy mode
air locks, economy mode, sleep mode: John, The Sleep mode is the best thing to keep it if you are not planning on using the spa for a long period of time and it is more cost effective than the Economy mode. In sleep mode the heater will not come on unless the temperature of the water drops down...

Hot Tubs: ? pump prob, induction motors, right direction
induction motors, right direction, pumps: The pump needs servicing it sounds like the start switch is not engaging and it is trying to start on the run winding only which will eventually burn the motor out. Induction motors have a start winding like the starter in your car to get it turning once turning...

Hot Tubs: pump won't run, no jets, no heat
no jets, no heat, http://www.calsparepair.com: Jets light on should mean the buttons on the panel are working and the pump relay has engaged. If the pump motor is not running you have most likely blown a pump fuse. Depending on the control box the fuse may be on the outside with a screw-style cap. More...

Hot Tubs: Removing a top digital control panel from a leisure bay eclipse, replace topside control panel, http://www.calsparepair.com
replace topside control panel, http://www.calsparepair.com: Normally, the panel is just held on with a layer of adhesive foam between the control panel and the tub surface. It s worth a look up underneath just to be sure there isn t some kind of clip or clamp installed. Otherwise, the panel should come off pretty...

Hot Tubs: Replacing high low switch, heater element, air buttons
heater element, air buttons, limit switch: I assume this is an older manual spa with air buttons. Are you referring to the high/low pump speed or the high limit switch? If it s the high/low pump speed it is a pump/motor problem and it needs service, testing and may need replacing. If its a high limit...

Hot Tubs: Replacing high low switch, hi/lo relay, http://www.calsparepair.com
hi/lo relay, http://www.calsparepair.com: Most tubs use a single two-speed pump with for low speed for heating/filtration and high speed for Jets1. If there is a two-speed motor something in the box must prevent power from being applied to both low and high speeds simultaneously. This is usually...

Hot Tubs: SF CODE, cal spa, bromine tablets
cal spa, bromine tablets, spa tub: Steve, Although you can use just about any standard pressure switch , the one that would normally go on it would be a Balboa #30408. The temp sensor should be a #30337 which has both the water temperature sensor and the high limit sensor together. It is suggested...

Hot Tubs: SN1 & SN3 Sundance 850 Marin, gfic, gold connectors
gfic, gold connectors, earth ground: Since you have the extra sensors may as well make a test plug. Make sure all gold box ends are secure in connector J6 first. Cut all wires about a foot from the plug ie the high limit and temperature sensor as well as the flow switch can reconnect later. Strip...

Hot Tubs: Spa Pack, spa pack, heating element
spa pack, heating element, bad shape: Your tub should have a Heat indicator light either on the control panel or the control box in the equipment or it should have some kind of heat icon on the display panel. If the heat indicator is not lit or displayed but the tub should be heating the...

Hot Tubs: Spa pump not working, spa model, bay spa
spa model, bay spa, model lx: I m not aware of any manufacturer using error codes 888 or 801 . If I had to guess I would say your topside control panel needs to be replaced. 8 is the number that uses the maximum number of LED or LCD elements. 888 likely indicates a bad panel...

Hot Tubs: Spa repair, marquis spa, pacific marquis
marquis spa, pacific marquis, control boxes: What is the make and model of the control box? Most spa manufacturers will only release basic wiring diagrams. They often use control boxes made by a third-party vendor. If you can identify the manufacturer of the control box you ll have better luck finding...

Hot Tubs: Starting Switch for Motor, rebuild electric motor, http://www.calsparepair.com
rebuild electric motor, http://www.calsparepair.com: Try Poppleton Electric in Seattle: www.poppletonelectric.com or Center Electric in Tacoma: www.centerelectric.com When I lived in the Seattle area I had hundreds of Franklin Electric motors rebuilt by Poppleton. Call ahead because I don t know if they...

Hot Tubs: Sundance portofino spa heater, spa heater, digital thermometer
spa heater, digital thermometer, water temp: You need to verify that the heater is actually working by measuring the voltage to it and that there is current flowing through it. Did you get the right board for that year to work with the keypad that may be bad also Does the keypad work fine any error...

Hot Tubs: Supra not Heating, vacuum filter, pressure filter
vacuum filter, pressure filter, running the water: Is there any chance you can send me a photo of the equipment particularly the stainless-steel pipe? You an email me at: calsparepair@gmail.com The 1 hose is likely part of the air venturi system. The venturi system injects air into the water stream to...

Hot Tubs: no shut down, dreammaker spa, many thanks
dreammaker spa, many thanks, period of time: Ian, The only things that would cause the pump to keep running after it got up to temperature would be either that the pump is set to run for an extended period of time on a filter cycle setting or that the pump relay is sticking. So consult your owners...

Hot Tubs: spa controller, hot tub heating costs, http://www.calsparepair.com
hot tub heating costs, http://www.calsparepair.com: You should first try switching the selector above the timer to: Timer Filtration %26 Heat. In this mode the tub will only heat when the timer activates the pump and heater. You can then use the timer to control both heating and filtration. Set the timer...

Hot Tubs: sundance 850 tub lites, spa light, fiber optic light
spa light, fiber optic light, led light: Do you know if the lights are LED or fiber optic? If fiber optic there will be a light bulb in your equipment area that needs to be replaced. The bulb is most often just a Halogen landscaping bulb and will likely be in an electrical box separate from the...

Hot Tubs: superior spa, GFCI breaker trips, http://www.calsparepair.com
GFCI breaker trips, http://www.calsparepair.com: Superior Spas hasn t been in business in years. It s unlikely you ll find a schematic for anything they used a third-party vendor for the control box and you can identify who that was. If you have wired the tub to a GFCI breaker (code requires it# you have...

Hot Tubs: tub stuck in slp mode, hydro spas, hydro spa
hydro spas, hydro spa, mode button: Glen, If you can get the model number or serial number off of the spa I might be able to tell you more, but most of the hydro spas had 3 pumps - one circulating pump that runs all the time and 2 other larger pumps which one may be a bigger horsepower than...

Hot Tubs: viking spa HH error, HH, OH
HH, OH, OHH: The HH (or OHH, HTR TEMP LMT)would suggest you have a Balboa M-7 control box. The HH error displays when at least one temperature sensor has detected 118 degrees F INSIDE the heater. The M-7 should detect a bad sensor and display a SN error so it isn t...

Hot Tubs: voyager 2 heater, heat manifold nuts, www.calsparepair.com
heat manifold nuts, www.calsparepair.com: If you are referring to a heater that looks like this: http://shop.vitaspaparts.com/product.sc?productId=128&categoryId=22 http://shop.vitaspaparts.com/images/1228857866996-826678795.jpg The nuts holding the element in the manifold are generally 3/4...

Hot Tubs: Watkins overheating, #2, circulation pump, water temp
circulation pump, water temp, low speed: I never got Question #1. What year is this Watkins tub? What model? Have you tried resetting the breaker? Is the pump running continuously in low speed or high speed? Does the water temp stop rising and maintain 115 degrees F? Is the Heat indicator...

Hot Tubs: Watkins overheating, air pockets, board hope
air pockets, board hope, classic model: Bill, Your overheating problem may be caused by a couple of things. There could be a stuck heater relay in the control box or possible a bad or stuck thermostat. I would be leaning more towards a stuck relay since the overheat protection or hi limit would...

Hot Tubs: Whining Wavemaster 9000, shaft seal, tiger river
shaft seal, tiger river, special tools: Chris, I would say the noise is most likely coming from the bearings in the motor as the shaft seal it self would not make much noise if it were bad, it would just leak. If it did leak at some point that would spray water into the motor and make the bearings...

Hot Tubs: 1993 sundance marin 600, wheel chair, secound
wheel chair, secound, fuses: Ok relax before you cut the spa in pieces. Being this age the manual is available but I need to see if Sundance has an STA manual for the 600. So if you can answer my question we can fix without. 1. How many pumps do you have? 2. Is there a small circ pump?...

Hot Tubs: 1999 coast spa hottub FL0, spa model, fire board
spa model, fire board, click sound: You will have the flo message because pump one is the heater pump and is not coming on. Do you hear a hum noise from the motor? You need to check voltage going to that pump. I would remove that pump and have it tested and if it is ok I would say it is a board...

Hot Tubs: 2002 Sundance Marin series 850, marin series, vent system
marin series, vent system, spa water: Sundance uses a dedicated 240 volt system the load neutral must not be used on the GFCI. You have a red and black feed from GFCI. Ground the white neutral at both ends to make a double ground with the green or leave is disconnected myself I would make it a...

Hot Tubs: 2003 hot springs, http://calsparepair.com
http://calsparepair.com: The temperature drop at least suggests your heater is not working. Is the Heat indicator on the control panel lit? If the heat light is on but the water temperature is still dropping you most likely need a new heat element. If the heat light is off it...

Hot Tubs: 2003 Sundance Altimar Hot tub control issues, worst case scenario, ribbon cable
worst case scenario, ribbon cable, altamar: Since it is an Altamar it has what we call a convenience panel opposite the main panel with three buttons. A lot of times this panel will cause the problems you describe. Inside the 850 control box is a splice and connector where the convenience panel plugs...

Hot Tubs: 8-10 person cal spa hot tub, used hot tub inspection, http://www.calsparepair.com
used hot tub inspection, http://www.calsparepair.com: I think saw this tub listed a couple of days ago. Philadelphia Craigslist? Btw: There is no such thing as a free hot tub. The photos show the tub empty and full of slimy debris. If possible, you ll want to clean and fill the tub on site before making...

Hot Tubs: 99 coleman error reading, heater element, error reading
heater element, error reading, water temperature: Becky, As long as the FLO code is not on and the heat light is on the spa should start heating. A dirty filter probably caused the FLO code. The COOL indicator just means that the water is 20 or more degrees lower than the set temperature. So you only problem...

Hot Tubs: aeration in jets, venturi effect, vita spa
venturi effect, vita spa, passive devices: If you look at a jet body ( the part of the shell where the jet fits in ) you would see two lines, a water hose and an air hose. The jets are interconnected through seperate manifolds one for air the other water, When an o ring or gasket is missing it allows...

Hot Tubs: A and B Sensors, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: Normally, A is on the input to the heater and B is on the discharge but it doesn t really matter. The system will test both and figure out which is input and which is discharge. Go with the indicators on the circuit board. The only point is to swap one...

Hot Tubs: Baja Spa OH, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: A bad element should not produce an OH error. OH is generally for Over Heat . Generally speaking, the OH triggers when temperature inside the heater vessel exceeds 118 F. This is usually caused by low or restricted flow or a stuck pressure or flow...

Hot Tubs: Baja Spa OH, brett aqualine, electronic sensors
brett aqualine, electronic sensors, degree limit: Does this spa have a digital temperature display or is the an older manual spa. I am thinking this is an air button spa with those lights you speak of tells me it isn t a digital display but stll uses electronic sensors. I would say replace the high limit...

Hot Tubs: Balboa Controls on a Hydro Spa, hydro spa, indicator light
hydro spa, indicator light, temperature sensor: As you didn t specify a year or Balboa model. The older years this would be caused by a temperature sensor not completely inserted in its well and measuring air temperature. If its a newer spa a dirty filter could be the cause or an air lock restricting flow...

Hot Tubs: Balboa curcuit board, top screws, curcuit board
top screws, curcuit board, blown fuse: Once the soldered in fuse blows a fatal problem occurred. Those are nylon board supports that are like tiny umbrellas, If you look at them carefully there are two tiny tabs you squeeze with needle nose while pulling the board out. Depending on what board the...

Hot Tubs: Balboa Icon 15 - Problem Heater, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: If the heat light comes on briefly and then turns off it s possible the water level is too low and the pump is sucking in air. The heat light clicking on and then off is a classic symptom of an air locked pump. If that is not the case there could be...

Hot Tubs: Balboa top oval mini control with 4 buttons, letters and numbers, keypads
letters and numbers, keypads, f7: These are your filter cycles F1 with filter the spa for hour then repeat 12 hours later for an hour. F2 is 2 hours, F3 3 hours etc. I will give you the balboa site to navigate different controllers and keypads and their operation. http://www.balboawatergroup.com/...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber E-7 dosent want to heat!, ohmmeter, ometer
ohmmeter, ometer, beachcomber: Heaven forbid using the ohmmeter to measure voltage. If you have no error messages like FL and no 240 at the heater when it should have I would say one of the relays on the board is bad. Since they are soldered on the easiest fix is to replace the board....

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber Hot tub light, cold state, temperature readout
cold state, temperature readout, water temp: Usually when that happens it is caused by the temperature sensor not being fully inserted in the well. The small grey wire that goes into the tub may have gotten pulled out partially. There is a tag on that wire to indicate how deep it should go in. Loosen...

Hot Tubs: Brett Aqualine EM203T, EM203T, thermostat
EM203T, thermostat, http://www.calsparepair.com: The maximum safe temperature for a hot tub is 104 degrees. Since the tub is getting to 100 degrees we know the heater is working. The EM203T uses separate timers for filtration and heating. If the heating timer is not set to run long enough each day...

Hot Tubs: beachcomber 2500 es, supply voltage, volt
supply voltage, volt, pumps: You can use any spa pump , the only requiresments is in the suction and discharge of the pump. All pumps have a 2 inch discharge on top or side of pump nut some have a 2 1/2 suction at front of pump which is notiveably larger. The Hp can be larger if you have...

Hot Tubs: blower, caldera spa, motor brushes
caldera spa, motor brushes, carbon brushes: When a triac fails it is fatal it simply burns out. I would say its the blower motor brushes if you wish to replace it the only thing you need to know is its operating voltage written on it. There is no water plumbing involved it is simply an air machine...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa 1500, cal spa 1500, http://www.calsparepair.com
cal spa 1500, http://www.calsparepair.com: What was the original reason for replacing the control box? Did you replace the control box with a Cal Spa 1500 series or a Balboa Lite Leader? Is it possible the box is equipped for two pumps and you have Pump1 plugged into the Pump2 socket? Cal...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa 1500, 1500-1, 1500-2
1500-1, 1500-2, http://www.calsparepair.com: It s normal for the 1500 boxes to come wired for 110V. Since the pump runs normally on high speed I assumed you had already done the conversion. Compare the number of sockets on the side of the two control boxes. There is a 1500-1 and a 1500-2 system. The...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa 5300 - Pumps, lights run intermittently, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: Try one more thing before we resort to replacing a circuit board: Unplug the topside control panel and reset the breaker. The tub should go through the normal self test. You ll have to wait four to six minutes but it should then start a filtration and...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa, cal spa, pressure switch
cal spa, pressure switch, pressure flow: Dave, The switch mounted on the stainless housing is the pressure switch that would most likely cause the FL error. Do it is either sticking or not engaging causing the error. You can try adjusting that wheel on the switch clock wise a turn or two to see...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa Supra no heat and air pump won't turn on, cal spa pump, http://www.calsparepair.com
cal spa pump, http://www.calsparepair.com: The original pump was manufactured by Sonfarrel/Martec and was called a Pool Master . It was 220V, 2.6 HP, 2-speed. You may have difficulty finding a complete pump and replacement parts may be limited to stock on hand . If you are willing to do some re-plumbing...

Hot Tubs: CalSpa, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: Is your tub 120V or 240V? Does the run continuously (24/7) in the winter or does it reach 88 to 90 degrees and shut down? What year is this Cal Spa? Does it have a digital control panel? Does the panel display 88 to 90 degrees or does it think it...

Hot Tubs: CalSpa not holding water, Cal Spa dealer locator, http://www.calsparepair.com
Cal Spa dealer locator, http://www.calsparepair.com: First, turn off the breaker so the tub does not run while empty. A leak that empties your tub in less than 24 hours should be pretty easy to identify. Fill the tub, remove the equipment panel door and check around to see if you can find where the water...

Hot Tubs: Chem Balancing, spa test strips, spa sanitizer
spa test strips, spa sanitizer, leisure time spa: Jesica, It sounds like the pool store may be giving you too much stuff to put in which can also have a negative effect on the water clarity. I would not be using both the Nature 2 sanitizer and the bromine together, but just use one or the other to see which...

Hot Tubs: Cold Spa Please Help, heater element, flow sensor
heater element, flow sensor, controller board: To reply again start a new question as followups are limited. You would have got an SN1 probably and Balboa sensors seldom fail usually mice eat the wires. The thermistor seldom fails being a passive device resistance changes with temp. You need a new heater...

Hot Tubs: Coleman Hot Tub not heating, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: You will most likely find a wiring diagram on the inside cover of the control box. The heating element will likely be in a stainless steel tube mounted under or behind the control box. You can order just the element but sometimes it s easier just to...

Hot Tubs: Coleman spa cycles on/off frequently, coleman spa, money pit
coleman spa, money pit, thermal overload: Troy, The next thing I would check would be the motor itself to make sure that it is not tripping out on thermal overload. The next time the pump shuts off like that, quickly try unplugging it from the control box and testing the pump outlet for voltage to...

Hot Tubs: Control Pack Replacement, hydro quip, amp connectors
hydro quip, amp connectors, jumper settings: To begin with I am sending you to Balboa s Web site. I shall be going there shortly. You gave me three choices Balboa is the best. The site shows the different keypads and what they do if you look on the back cover of the control panel you will see wiring...

Hot Tubs: Control System and manual for Infinity Hot Tub, Infinity spas, http://www.calsparepair.com
Infinity spas, http://www.calsparepair.com: Most tubs have a two-speed pump for Jets 1. The low speed function is used for heating and filtration and is controlled by a timer, thermostat or pre-programmed filtration cycles. The high speed function is used for jets and should only be on when you press...

Hot Tubs: Control via Internet?, controller board, degress
controller board, degress, usb controller: You would need a USB controller board and would have to splice into the sensors or install a remote sensor. Setting the temperature would be a little more tricky there is no simple connector to tap in to. It would require modifications tha t would void any...

Hot Tubs: cal spa, Cal Spa trips breaker, http://www.calsparepair.com
Cal Spa trips breaker, http://www.calsparepair.com: There is no reset or switch at the tub. Is the tub wired to a GFCI breaker? If you got the control box or wiring wet while changing out the light fixture the GFCI may be tripping as soon as you engage it. When you turn the breaker back on does it lock...

Hot Tubs: cool nights spa series, fuse tester, tiny mites
fuse tester, tiny mites, aqua flow: On the VS series the system goes through a prime mode when first powered up for about 5 minutes where nothing happens and then it turns the pumps on. There are two 30 amps fuses on the board near the power wires. With the power off removes these fuses and...

Hot Tubs: Dynasty Neptune Series 2009, filtration cycle, spa pack
filtration cycle, spa pack, electricity bill: What Gecko Spa pack is this they have changed? The pack may not be configured right and may be set to run continuous filter cycle. The low level programming may be wrong as the dealer to check or ask me. But I need the specific spa pack you have. Depending...

Hot Tubs: dream maker eclipse ozonator, hot tub chemistry, http://calsparepair.com
hot tub chemistry, http://calsparepair.com: If your tub did not come with an ozonator it probably isn t plumbed or wired to accommodate one. There are ways to plumb an ozonator on a tub that isn t ozone ready but you still may have a problem connecting it to the control box. An ozonator is...

Hot Tubs: Error code, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: The Sn error usually indicates a bad set of sensors or the sensors are unplugged. If you check the stainless steel heater vessel you ll find a slot with a grey wire tucked inside. That is the overheat sensor. TURN OFF THE POWER before removing the cover...

Hot Tubs: electric, nothing works, http://calsparepair.com
nothing works, http://calsparepair.com: There are no circuit breakers or resets inside the equipment area. You should verify 220V between the red and black power inputs to the tub. If one of the 110V legs is not getting to the tub it will disable the transformer which operates all the relays...

Hot Tubs: error message, tub jets, dirty filters
tub jets, dirty filters, pressure switch: Shauna, The Fl code usually means there is a problem with the pressure switch although it could also be caused by other things such as air in the lines, dirty filters or low water level. So if you have verified all these are OK, then the next step may be...

Hot Tubs: Fiberoptic lighting., spa pack, volt lighting
spa pack, volt lighting, color wheel: I can t say all but all spas use 12 volt lighting crazies would use 120. You have an s class Gecko. There is always a light connector and fiber optics use a color wheel thus you need to measure voltage at their contacts the color wheel motor may be bad or...

Hot Tubs: FL and GFI tripping, speed jets, water leaks
speed jets, water leaks, heater element: Well I would say the pressure didn t solve the FL problem ? How did you change a pressure switch with the pump on? Does the breaker trip when you try to turn the pump on? or when you turn it off. Remove the heater wires and try it sounds like a bad heater...

Hot Tubs: FLO error code, nuclear meltdown, three dots
nuclear meltdown, three dots, code question: The pressure switch is the most critical part of all spas be it a flow or pressure switch or electronic monitoring. Its purpose is to ensure the heater does not come on when there is no water flow thus avoiding a nuclear meltdown of the reactor as an example....

Hot Tubs: Freeflow passport portable spa, great conductor, circuit measures
great conductor, circuit measures, cfgi: What is a GFCI and how does it work? The GFCI has an electronic circuit that measures very small current flows from the hot (red and black) live hydro feeds and ground. Water from the tap is not a great conductor like salt water is but still a conductor and...

Hot Tubs: 2003 hot springs, relay board
Hot Tubs: 2003 hot springs, relay board

Hot Tubs: 8-10 person cal spa hot tub, san diego, business information
Hot Tubs: 8-10 person cal spa hot tub, san diego, business information

Hot Tubs: Baja Spa OH
Hot Tubs: Baja Spa OH

Hot Tubs: Heater Sensor 'A', trouble code, sensors
Hot Tubs: Heater Sensor 'A', trouble code, sensors

Hot Tubs: Hot Springs control panel, spa
Hot Tubs: Hot Springs control panel, spa

Hot Tubs: HS200R1D controller board?, spa www, leisure pool
Hot Tubs: HS200R1D controller board?, spa www, leisure pool, pool spa

Hot Tubs: leisure bay spa tonga, pressure switch, connect one
Hot Tubs: leisure bay spa tonga, pressure switch, connect one, control panel

Hot Tubs: Master Spa, dip switches, diagnostic mode
Hot Tubs: Master Spa, dip switches, diagnostic mode, disply

Hot Tubs: MSpa JetSpa M-210B circ. pump/parts, pondmaster pump, clear plastic tubing
Hot Tubs: MSpa JetSpa M-210B circ. pump/parts, pondmaster pump, clear plastic tubing, female npt

Hot Tubs: need manual for older cal spa
Hot Tubs: need manual for older cal spa

Hot Tubs: Sundance Sentry 400 (Heat problem), flow switch, ohm meter
Hot Tubs: Sundance Sentry 400 (Heat problem), flow switch, ohm meter, water temp

Hot Tubs: water pours on live motor, diverter valve, leaks
Hot Tubs: water pours on live motor, diverter valve, leaks, swirl

Hot Tubs: flo error, spa pack, pressure switch
spa pack, pressure switch, micro controller: Well the fact that you replaced the pump which probably could have been rebuilt and the new pump does not come on is why there is a flow message. When the micro controller sends a signal to turn on the heater pump it sends power to it then checks the pressure...

Hot Tubs: flo problem, flo error, http://calsparepair.com
flo error, http://calsparepair.com: If the pump is sucking in air it will air-lock or lose prime and will not be able to pump water. If the water is not pumping through the heater the pressure switch will detect this and trigger the FL or FLO error. You can find troubleshooting steps here:...

Hot Tubs: flo problem, flo error, pump fails to start
flo error, pump fails to start, http://www.calsparepair.com: I ve never heard of the brand. What make and model of control box does it use? The FLO error usually indicates a pressure or flow switch is not detecting water flow through the heater when the tub is trying to heat. If the tub runs long enough to reach...

Hot Tubs: GFI tripping, pioneer breaker, heat element
pioneer breaker, heat element, heater blower: Ok so your old breaker would not trip when you ran the monthly recommended test so you replaced it with a new good choice. The new breaker trips cause it is working properly. The one thing to try is leave the fuse in and unplug the transformer from the board...

Hot Tubs: GFI trips, heater element, new element
heater element, new element, dream maker: The heater element is probably the cause. You can check this by removing both wires off the element and run the spa, if the breaker doesn t trip then you need a new element. This the most common cause of GFCI tripping. If this doesnt t help I would like the...

Hot Tubs: GL-7 Hot tub, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: The only way to troubleshoot a GFCI is a process of elimination. Unplug everything you can one at a time and try to reset the breaker. If that doesn t work disconnect the heater. The heat element is the most common cause of GFCI tripping. If you get...

Hot Tubs: Golf Coast Spas, gulf coast spas, http://www.calsparepair.com
gulf coast spas, http://www.calsparepair.com: The pumps on a Gulf Coast Spa will time out after 20 minutes as a reminder that you ve been sitting in the spa that long and may want to take a break. The pump should start again immediately simply by pressing Jets 1 or 2. The timeout is usually controlled...

Hot Tubs: Heater, maximum temp, heating element
maximum temp, heating element, dial type: This is an older manual spa with a dial type thermostat I am thinking in which case I would replace the thermostat. To be sure short the thermostat wires together and see if the heater comes on but remeber there is high voltage on the wires so short first...

Hot Tubs: Heater Sensor 'A', http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: The system uses two temperature sensors instead of a pressure switch. It measures the temperature difference from one side of the heater to the other for several reasons. TURN OFF THE POWER AND try swapping Sensor A for Sensor B: http://service.balboa-instruments.com/ErrorCode/sensorconnectorssmf-sw.gif...

Hot Tubs: Heater wont heat fast, no heat, http://www.calsparepair.com
no heat, http://www.calsparepair.com: Is the Heat On indicator on the control panel or control box lit? If the heat light is off you have a problem in one of the control circuits such as a pressure switch, flow switch or high limit. If the heat light is on you likely have a problem with...

Hot Tubs: Heating, pressure switch adjustment, http://www.calspas.com
pressure switch adjustment, http://www.calspas.com: Yes. Your pressure switch is stuck in the ON position. When the tub reaches temperature it turns off the pump but the pressure switch is still indicating water flow. The switch is stuck. You can adjust the switch by turning the dial clockwise to make...

Hot Tubs: Heating modes, bay spa, circulating pumps
bay spa, circulating pumps, pulling water: Walter, You should be able to change the modes on the topside by pushing the Warm or Cool button quickly followed by the mode button. The heater comes on as long as the spa is calling for heat , in the standard mode (no other mode or error codes flashing...

Hot Tubs: HOT TUB, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: What make, model and year is the control box? You most likely blew an input power fuse on the board and/or the transformer. It s very likely you ll need to replace the circuit board. Hire a spa repair technician. Hire a licensed electrician. Get a...

Hot Tubs: No Hot in my Hot Tub, worst case scenario, heater element
worst case scenario, heater element, nick nick: Nick, It is hard to say without knowing the spa brand or what type controls it has, but a spa not heating can be caused by something simple such as a dirty filter, air in the lines or low water or worst case scenario a bad PC board which can cost up to $500....

Hot Tubs: Hot Springs control panel, hot springs spa, spa model
hot springs spa, spa model, degree weather: I don t do web searches for specific spas or owners manuals, I simply don t have the time to investigate owners manuals. Sounds like a mechanical thermostat replace it. If its a dial type thermostat on an older spa replace it then contact if you still have...

Hot Tubs: Hot Springs Hot Tub, digital spa, spa pack
digital spa, spa pack, zero volts: Is this a digital spa pack with keypad or older manual spa check thermostat and pressure switch for operation, digitals give error meassages. You need to measure ac voltage accross those devices and any with a voltage is the faulty part. A pressure switch,...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub, garden leisure spas, http://www.calsparepair.com
garden leisure spas, http://www.calsparepair.com: Generally speaking, the tub will display the actual temperature of the water regardless of what set point has been programmed. It looks like your tub uses a control pack from Spa Builders. An owner s manual here: http://www.gardenleisuresupport.com/Files/GL%20Owners%20Man.pdf...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub quality, vita spas, vita spa
vita spas, vita spa, thermospa: Darcy, In my opinion I would have to say to go with the Thermospa as Vita Spas is now out of business so support and parts for that tub may be limited. As a spa technician and from an economical point of view it would not really matter as I have not experienced...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Reliability, tiger river, questioner
tiger river, questioner, balboa: Guess what neither have. I know nothing about them and never worked on one. When a questioner has a problem I need to know if its a Balboa, Gecko or some other stuff as those are the only ones I trust and recommend. Open the skirt panel and look at the pumps...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Shuts Off, spa pumps, flat screwdriver
spa pumps, flat screwdriver, garden planter: A Snndance is always worth fixing. I would say since it hasn t run in a couple years that the pumps need rebuilding you can remove the caps at the end of the motor and use a flat screwdriver on the end of the motor shafts and see if they turn otherwise remove...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub, chemistry tests, handy calculator
chemistry tests, handy calculator, miracle drug: http://wetlab.ctpool.com/wizard.aspx?UILanguageID=en go to this web site highlight spa then next this is a handy calculator of what to add and when. This doesn t answer your question but the next probably will. http://www.cwsnaturally.com/spa/ I want you...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub blower quit working, motor brushes, carbon brushes
motor brushes, carbon brushes, vacuum cleaner motor: Well the board is not sending power to the blower. Either the Triac is bad or the circuit that fires it. Since the Triac is soldered into the board replacement is tricky and it is usually heated sinked to the control box cabinet via screw. IF you know where...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub filtering cycle running constantly, heater element, filter settings
heater element, filter settings, power surge: Would help if I knew what brand controller you have. Well if the temperature is not up to set point it will run forever it is possible the heater element is bad in which case regardless of filter settings it will run forever. Checking a heater requires a clamp...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub jets, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: Is the pump motor stopping or running continuously when the jets stop working? When you say control valve are you referring to a diverter valve? A diverter valve should not have an Off position. Water fall features and above-the water neck jets often...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub left open in the cold won't heat up, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: Without more information it sounds like the tub has frozen sufficiently to crack plumbing or even the shell. You can search this forum on the keyword winterize but it sounds like it could be too late for that. The 47 degree reading could be the result...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub turns on and heats up but then trips once i press 'jets', circulation pump, jet pump
circulation pump, jet pump, blower motor: This depends on a couple things. Is there a seperate circulation pump to heat the spa or is there one two speed pump that heats on the low speed and jets on high?? If the heater pump is separate then the main jet pump needs servicing. If its a two speed pump...

Hot Tubs: HS200R1D controller board?, http://calsparepair.com
http://calsparepair.com: Exact replacement parts for HydroSpa may be difficult to find and may be limited to stock on hand . In this economy everyone is trying to limit excess inventory. If you Google spa equipment pack you ll find the top five names on the Internet. You ll...

Hot Tubs: Hydraspa OH, heater element, temp down
heater element, temp down, efficency: Jason, The spa is most likely heating up past the set temp due to a pump that is most likely running continuously due a filter cycle setting being set for too long. To check to see what the filter cycle is set for press the Temp button followed by the Jets1...

Hot Tubs: heater heating slow, hot tub heating, http://www.calsparepair.com
hot tub heating, http://www.calsparepair.com: A 5.5 kw heater (220V) should heat 500 gallons of water at about 3 to 5 degrees/hour. You will not feel hot water coming out of the jets. Hot tub heaters typically either work or they don t. If it heats it works. Of course, this assumes you have...

Hot Tubs: heater problem, continuity tester, heater elements
continuity tester, heater elements, leisure bay: In the old days there was 120 volt elements and may stil be most are designed for 240 volt but will work on 120 at a reduced power. Ok find the pressure switch and back out 1/2 turn or replace it and try shorting the wires to see if it heats continous...

Hot Tubs: heating element question, hydroquip element, http://calsparepair.com
hydroquip element, http://calsparepair.com: You should first determine for certain if the element is the cause of the GFCI tripping before replacing it. Most electricians will check the wiring up to the tub but won t troubleshoot anything past that. Does the breaker trip as soon as it is engaged...

Hot Tubs: heating problem, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: A heat element that is approximately 10 Ohms will produce ~1.5 kw when supplied with 110V and ~5.5 kw when supplied with 240V. If you converted the tub from 240V to 120V you need to move at least one wire in the control box and likely need to change a jumper....

Hot Tubs: help with heating/electrical, tiger river, air bubbles
tiger river, air bubbles, inlet pipe: Serial number won t help me only the brand of electronic controllers helps me but this sounds like a manual type spa without a digital keypad.The red button you reset is the high limit that I assume is mechanical. The heater resistance indicates the element...

Hot Tubs: hot springs jetsetter, loose wire, proper water
loose wire, proper water, circulating pump: Roger, You do not mention if the spa was heating up at all or if any other functions in the pa work so it it hart to say what is going on. The Power Light flashing usually means that the hi limit has tripped but if you have tried replacing that and have turned...

Hot Tubs: hot tub, LocP, LocF
LocP, LocF, http://www.calsparepair.com: If the Jets function is unlocked the Temp function should also work. The LocP prevents any programming changes but the Temp, Light and Jets should still work. The LocF disables all buttons. Do you get any Loc codes when you press the Temp buttons?...

Hot Tubs: hot tub pump, motor windings, seal leaks
motor windings, seal leaks, motor shaft: This depends how long the spa sat without water and idle. The pumps internal thermal overload is shutting the pump down which can be caused by many things. But there are two main causes I will speak of, one is the motor shaft is seized and the other is a start...

Hot Tubs: hot tub pump, temporary hookup, motor shaft
temporary hookup, motor shaft, wire nuts: Being Gecko I would get a new spa pack most of their high limits are soldered in and can t be replaced. There should be no HL message if there was no flow. If it was my spa I would convert to Balboa far superior to Gecko that cause fires. Not a gecko fan in...

Hot Tubs: Jaccuzi j360 FL1 light is on, flow switch, filers
flow switch, filers, water flow: You need to check that the small circ pump is working this is a common cause of FL1. If you have a see through flow switch you can see the water flow. It could be a bad flow switch but I would suspect the pump especially if and older year. Also try with filters...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi Hum, aqua flo, tiny mite
aqua flo, tiny mite, circulation pump: Well if you have the small Laing circ pump it has no bearings. The only circ pumps with bearings is a Waterway tiny mite which is throw away and the larger aqua flo which has replaceable bearings. In the future ask me before them. If its an Aqua flo have it...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi J360 Flo2 message, circulation pump, flow switch
circulation pump, flow switch, repairman: Well I would have started with the switch, Flo2 indicates that the system detected a flow that stayed closed when the pump is off and shuts things down. If the tech unplugged the flow switch and the problem didn t go away then it would be the board. If it...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi J380 "FLO", plastic mesh, flow switch
plastic mesh, flow switch, tranformer: You need to remove the zillion screws holding the panel in front of the pumps and remove that panel so you can see and hear the pumps. This allows you see water flowing through the clear T thats holds the flow switch. If water is flowing you will see the little...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi red light, jacuzzi echo, jacuzzi essence
jacuzzi echo, jacuzzi essence, http://www.calsparepair.com: Your tub should be an Echo or Essence Series. You can find a manual here: http://www.jacuzzihottubs.com/request-brochure/brochures/archive/ESSENCE1999.PDF It appears the problem could be one of three common hot tub problems: Over Heat Protection:...

Hot Tubs: jacuzzi or bullfrog hot tub, jacuzzi hot tub, free spa
jacuzzi hot tub, free spa, jet packs: Well my first choice would be a Sundance Optima, my next would be a 750 Beachcomber and the next would be a 662 Bullfrog. If someone gave me a Jacuzzi for free I would sell it. You want an almost trouble free spa then of your two choices the Bullfrog which...

Hot Tubs: jets on 1993 cal spas 2-3 person jacuzzi, air switch, http://calsparepair.com
air switch, http://calsparepair.com: You ll need to find a Double Pole air switch that looks someting like this: http://www.calspas.com/replacement_parts/images/parts/ELE09500030.jpg or http://www.calspas.com/replacement_parts/images/parts/ELE09500180.jpg You should be able to find one...

Hot Tubs: no jets or heat, jacuzzi 110, http://www.calsparepair.com
jacuzzi 110, http://www.calsparepair.com: Is there a GFCI plug on the cord? When you plug in the GFCI does the light on the plug come on? Does the Test/Reset on the GFCI plug work? The flashing heat light most likely means there is a bad pressure switch or bad sensor. The pressure switch...

Hot Tubs: jets run then shut off and wont run, cal spa safety suction, http://www.calsparepair.com
cal spa safety suction, http://www.calsparepair.com: It sounds like the motor may be tripping the thermal cut out and shutting itself down. If you wait long enough you ll probably note it will try to start again when it cools down. In most cases the motor must be rebuilt or replaced. Does it heat normally?...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay pump, blown fuse, spa pack
blown fuse, spa pack, bay spa: Harry, It would like like there may be a problem with the pump motor itself. The pump motors have a thermal shut off switch built into them which will cut off the motor when it gets too hot. Then after a few minutes when the motor cools off it will try to...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Spa, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: Sb should be an indication that Sensor B is defective. You can find troubleshooting information here: http://www.calsparepair.com/Trouble/SnA_SA_Snb_Sb_Error_Codes.htm You can swap the sensors at the board for troubleshooting purposes but will ultimately...

Hot Tubs: leaking hot tub pipes, catalina spa, red dye
catalina spa, red dye, spa model: I have used the stuff but it doesn t work. How many gallons of dye would it take the water to turn red. Take all the panels off and look for water dripping. Plain water makes itself obvious I never use dye. Start with the manifolds if you find the area send...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay dream maker, heat transfer system, len gordon
heat transfer system, len gordon, spa pack: If you have a pool with heater it could be connected to it. I will send you the Gecko site. If you lived near Canada I could get you a Beachcomber for 3500. I will give you the web site check out online prices. http://www.geckoalliance.com/?lang=en the main...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay hot tub, zero volts, eletrician
zero volts, eletrician, bench test: To test a fuse put your meter probes across each end and if it shows a voltage then it is bad. A goos fuse will show zero volts. About ten or 15 yrs ago it was required that all fuses be rated for 250 volt at least in Canada and I would assume America started...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay spa, bay spa, leisure bay
bay spa, leisure bay, pressure switch: Joan, If the spa is hooked up for 110 volts it would be normal for the heater light to go out when you turned on the high speed pump as they cannot run at the same time due to amperage restrictions. So make sure the pump is running at the low speed to see...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay spa tonga, bay spa, heater element
bay spa, heater element, dirty filters: Khalil, The first thing to check would be to see if the heater indicator light on the topside is on. If so then most likely you have a burnt out heater element. If the heater light is not on, then there could be a flow problem which could be dirty filters,...

Hot Tubs: leisurebayspa error, temperature sensors, error codes
temperature sensors, error codes, water temperature: Adrian, The error codes you are seeing are an indication there may be something wrong with one of the temperature sensors, especially if these are coming up on start up and the water temperature in the spa is cool. The SB error means that there is a problem...

Hot Tubs: MAster spa issue, master spa, electronic controller
master spa, electronic controller, legend series: What electronic controller pixes help sounds like Balboa. I am gonna give you a site to watch and consider using and use new filters after. It sounds like the temp sensors need replacing but review the site I sen you and comment please I know it works. http://www.cwsnaturally.com/spa...

Hot Tubs: Marqquis control panel, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: The clicking in the control box just means that at least one leg of the 240V is getting to the tub. Most control boxes use a transformer that steps down the voltage that operates the circuit board (12 to 24 volts). The transformer is often only wired to...

Hot Tubs: Master Spa, master spas, master spa
master spas, master spa, spa industry: Andrew, The codes you are reading are not consistent with any known error codes that I know of. Master spas usually uses Balboa Equipment which has pretty much standard codes within the spa industry. So I can only assume those readings are not normal and...

Hot Tubs: Morgan Spa OH message, OH error, http://www.calsparepair.com
OH error, http://www.calsparepair.com: According to the manual I found: http://www.morganusa.com/spas/manuals/spaman96-97.pdf it looks like Morgan used Balboa controls. You most likely have a stuck pressure switch. If the switch is stuck the heater will stay on when the pump turns off. This...

Hot Tubs: MSpa JetSpa M-210B circ. pump/parts, aqua flo, seal leaks
aqua flo, seal leaks, shaft seal: The plumbing on that pump looks 1 1/2 pipe. For the money your spending I would get an aqua flo circ pump which are 1 1/2 inlet and out and can be reduced to whatever size pipe you have and these are the most reliable and easily rebuilt pumps with a normal...

Hot Tubs: marquis spa control panel, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: A flooded ozonator is a common cause of GFCI breaker trips. You can usually just unplug the ozonator for troubleshooting purposes. A more common cause of breaker trips is a defective heater. TURN OFF THE BREAKER and disconnect the heater leads from the...

Hot Tubs: New pump runs alot, bay spa, elemnt
bay spa, elemnt, leisure bay: Ok if it has a heater I would say the elemnt is burned out thus the spa will run forever check voltage to the heater and current through it requires clamp on ammmeter or test continuity of the element require power off and leads removed. A bad element with...

Hot Tubs: New Spa pump keeps humming, low speed, http://calsparepair.com
low speed, http://calsparepair.com: Check to see if the tub has Economy Mode by pressing Temp + Light. You can search this forum on Economy mode for many previous answers on this topic. The default when turning on the breaker is usually Standard mode which will turn on and off all day just...

Hot Tubs: need manual for older cal spa, cal spa manual, cal spa owner's manual
cal spa manual, cal spa owner's manual, http://www.calspas.com: There is no such thing as a free hot tub...or a free boat. See: http://www.calspas.com/manuals/ The manuals go all the way back to 1984. Your PS-4? tub was probably built in the mid to late 1990 s. If you have specific questions after you download...

Hot Tubs: new spa- can,t shut off- lights on the panel, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: What brand, year and model is the tub? What kind of equipment does it have (equipment make and model should be on the control box)? Is the control panel digital or air push buttons? Most tubs will have automatic features for heating and filtration. Some...

Hot Tubs: Ozonator hook-up location, ozone injector, http://www.calsparepair.com
ozone injector, http://www.calsparepair.com: Without more information I can only offer a few options: 1. Look for a red or black Mazzi injector that looks like this: http://store.alliedinnovations.com/aos/images/upload/regular/4-25-0054_big3149.jpg somewhere in the plumbing. 2. Look for a small...

Hot Tubs: Pressure switch, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: The pressure switch should not generally require adjustment, however, turning the dial clockwise makes it more sensitive. If the pressure switch has issues it s generally better to replace it than adjust it. Try pulling the filters out and running the tub...

Hot Tubs: Pump seal repair, cameo spa, emerson motor
cameo spa, emerson motor, shaft seal: Between the wet end and the motor is a shaft that you put vice grips to hold that shaft from turning then I use channel lock pliers one jaw inside the center of the impeller the other on the outsde and turn counter clockwise with any luck it wont break. There...

Hot Tubs: Pump wont start, bay spa, model lx
bay spa, model lx, leisure bay: Shawn, Well if he pump is good and the fuse is good that would only leave either the topside or PC board. It will be very difficult to determine which one it bad unless you can hear any clicking or anything coming from the pack when you push the pump button...

Hot Tubs: Pump not working, induction motors, couple degrees
induction motors, couple degrees, switch problem: First off check all fuses as in test for continuity not just look at them as some do. The pump has to be removed and tested but being a Pacific the spa needs to be drained to remove. It sounds like a start switch problem. The math of induction motors is a...

Hot Tubs: pdc de50xp, potter brumfield relays, spa down
potter brumfield relays, spa down, high limit: I take it this is an older manual spa. Since the high limit is lite I would say it has probably tripped. Older manual spas used a liquid filled copper capillary, bulb and bellows actuator. If the high limit was tripped it will shut the spa down. Most high...

Hot Tubs: persistent "dry" message, dr error, dry error
dr error, dry error, http://calsparepair.com: Did you replace the circulation pump with an identical make and model? You can find troubleshooting procedures for the dr/dry error message here: http://www.calsparepair.com/Trouble/dr_dy_dry_Error_Codes.htm I would say the only component left to...

Hot Tubs: power outage, SN error, http://www.calsparepair.com
SN error, http://www.calsparepair.com: Sn indicates a bad or unplugged sensor and may be a coincidence to the power outage. Check for an unplugged sensor. If that does not fix the problem replace the sensors. If you still experience the same problem you ll need to replace the circuit board...

Hot Tubs: relay switch, pump fuses, http://www.calsparepair.com
pump fuses, http://www.calsparepair.com: You should probably check fuses on the circuit board or in the control box first. TURN OFF THE POWER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO REMOVE OR REPLACE A FUSE The pumps most likely use orange SC-20 or green SC-30 fuses that can be found at most hardware stores....

Hot Tubs: running continuously, best bet, low speed
best bet, low speed, screwdriver: Shaun, If it is a stuck relay that is soldered to the PC board, then in most cases you would have to replace the entire PC board. Unless you can happen to find that type relay and know of someone who is experienced in electronics soldering, then replacing...

Hot Tubs: Smoke from my dry pump, hi family, beachcomber
hi family, beachcomber, pumps: The DR error appears when no water is flowing through the heater tube. The best thing to do is have all pumps tested as the smoke may have been the heater burning up. On that particular system there is a relay on the board that if fused shut keeps the heater...

Hot Tubs: Sn flashing with water temperature, Cal Spa sensors, http://www.calsparepair.com
Cal Spa sensors, http://www.calsparepair.com: If are not comfortable with the following procedure you will need to schedule a service call. Your 2008 Cal Spa should still be under warranty unless you are a second owner. TURN OFF THE POWER. Remove the control box front cover and reverse Sensor A with...

Hot Tubs: Spa Pump Power, motor parts, motor repair
motor parts, motor repair, motor rebuild: UltraJet was a company that assembled wet ends and motors to make pumps. Ultima was a Vico wet end (the plastic parts of the pump). Vico has been out of business for many years. If you cracked the impeller getting it apart you will not likely find a replacement....

Hot Tubs: Sundance Chelsee 780, heading in the right direction, filter outlet
heading in the right direction, filter outlet, flow switch: Those pumps are famous for going bad. Replace it with the newer I think its a 6000-125 Laing circ pump. You can change it with water in the spa but be quick or you ll get wet. What I do is remove all wiring and clamps first and have the new one right there...

Hot Tubs: Sundance Marin 2006, brass fitting, brass fittings
brass fitting, brass fittings, temperature sensor: Brass fittings always disintegrate and shouldn t be used. It is better to use plastic type fittings like nylon, poly or pvc types. The way I reset is by unplugging the secondary transformer wires from the board (blue and yellow) then plugging back in. If the...

Hot Tubs: Sundance Optima - Temperature problems, nylon washers, sundance spas
nylon washers, sundance spas, water chemistry: Beautiful spa be proud of it and learn water chemistry and keep it balanced and use only certified Sundance repair techs. We have been factory trained by them they require it regularly. Ok your problrm is so simple I could have fixed in a half hour. Simply...

Hot Tubs: Sundance Sentry 400 (Heat problem), heat problem, switch problem
heat problem, switch problem, pressure switch: The only thing I find on the 400 is an owners manual there is no service manual or schematic at the Sundance web site if have a schematic you can send I would love it usually found in the electrical controller. This is a pre digital and not available at Sundance...

Hot Tubs: Sundance Sentry 400 - no heat, zero volts, heater element
zero volts, heater element, pilot light: You need to find the wires hoing to the heater and test the voltage at its terminals if no power no heat and if power is there you need a clamp on ammeter to measure current through it and if none the element is bad. This spa most likely has a pressure switch...

Hot Tubs: Sundance spa, sundance spa, water leaks
sundance spa, water leaks, diverter valve: You could contact Jacuzzi/Sundance in Chino CA. I am thinking it s a defective check valve that is sunk in insulation. I had an Optima with similar problem but required removing the aps from a vault and digging out insulation but customer never had us fix...

Hot Tubs: Sunlighter Tub Light Flashing/Relay Clicking, air switches, memory reset
air switches, memory reset, air buttons: Anytime a spa acts eratic I suspect the keypad especially if its the small oval type. The only way to know is try another keypad which you most likely don t have and can be expensive. If the display has missing segments I would change it. You may want to have...

Hot Tubs: servicing filter on hot tub, hot tub filter, http://www.calsparepair.com
hot tub filter, http://www.calsparepair.com: Where is the filter located? -On the corner of the tub -Under the tub in the equipment area or -On a separate equipment plate with the pump and heater TURN OFF THE POWER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO SERVICE THE FILTER. Generally, there will be a lock ring...

Hot Tubs: spa in new house, vita spa, knobs
vita spa, knobs, model number: You would have to crawl under the deck to the control box and look on it for a label that would tell you what model it is but being that age it may be hard to find a manual. There are probably pushbuttons beside the dials which are air controls and pushbuttons...

Hot Tubs: spa just shuts off, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: If the motor is much louder than normal it most likely has bad bearings. The motor is equipped with an internal thermal cutout that will shut down the motor when it overheats. If the pump that stops working is also the heating and filtration pump the clicking...

Hot Tubs: sundance altamar hot tub, spa side control panel, http://calsparepair.com
spa side control panel, http://calsparepair.com: The simple answer is to trace the cable from the auxiliary panel to where it plugs into the control box. Older control panels most likely connect with flat ribbon cables. Most of the Spa Side Controls appear to have used two separate cables. You can...

Hot Tubs: Temp adjustment, ribbon cable, water temp
ribbon cable, water temp, temp sensor: Try unplugging the remote keypad it plugs into the main ribbon cable inside the 750 box turn the power off to do there is high voltge inside there. If you still can t change the temp I would say the main keypad needs changing and could even be the board. Also...

Hot Tubs: Temperature - Catalina Spa, board schematics, electronic terms
board schematics, electronic terms, waterproof coating: I would say the board is bad and since Balboa does not offer board schematics in detail on the component level the circuits that read the temperature in electronic terms an op amp or comparator or temp sense IC. I would say the board is messed up and needs...

Hot Tubs: Thermostat, catalina spa, spa model
catalina spa, spa model, spa dealer: You need to replace the whole thermostat as far as part number we use generica thermostats. The part number on it is meaningless. Take the part out and go to your local pool and spa dealer the only concern is bulb diameter on the end of the copper tube. Other...

Hot Tubs: temp in hot tub showing 31 F all the time, no heat, http://www.calsparepair.com
no heat, http://www.calsparepair.com: Is the Heat icon or indicator LED lit? If the light is on odds are you have a bad heating element. If the Heat icon or indicator LED is off odds are the pump is not primed. Do you see water flow in the tub when the heat/filtration cycle is running? If...

Hot Tubs: turbo air is not working, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: Please, clarify the blower/water circulation problem: 1. Does the tub heat? 2. Does water circulate when you press the Jets button? 3. Is Turbo Air the only thing that does not work? Assuming you answered yes to all of the above it sounds like...

Hot Tubs: type of topsie panel, balboa panel compatability, http://www.calsparepair.com
balboa panel compatability, http://www.calsparepair.com: I don t see the VZ510SZ on the Balboa Water Group site. The Balboa Application Notes indicate: The VL Series of panels is compatible with the VS Series of spa controllers. Note: The VL panels are not always interchangeable. Often, specific firmware...

Hot Tubs: Viking Hot Tub Error Code, pressure switch, water flow
pressure switch, water flow, water level: Tommy, The FL code stands for FLOW which means that the spa does not sense enough water flow going through the heater and it usually shuts down the heater to prevent it from burning out. This can be caused by a few different things. First check the water...

Hot Tubs: Water not heating, heater element, water temp
heater element, water temp, indicator light: Barbara, If the heater indicator light is on and the spa is not getting up to the set temperature then it is one of 2 things. Either the heater element is bad or you have a bad heater relay inside the control box that is not allowing voltage to get to the...

Hot Tubs: Whirlpool tub, antique roadshow, whirlpool tub
antique roadshow, whirlpool tub, antique collectors: Probably cast iron if its the heavy can you not use it for a pond. Most people want state of the art spas now. I could not say its value perhaps take it to an antique roadshow. To be serious I would put it on ebay and also check with antique collectors it...

Hot Tubs: Won't heat, 3 dots, spa pack
3 dots, spa pack, new spa: Well since that LED is lite it means the board is failing. This is a Gecko spa pack probably an sspa board. There is no high limit reset. You can try djusting or replacing the pressure switch which can also cause the 3 dots to flash and the spa will never...

Hot Tubs: water pours on live motor, Cal Spa venturi fix, http://www.calsparepair.com
Cal Spa venturi fix, http://www.calsparepair.com: The line that is leaking is the venturi line for your jets. When the jets are running it should suck in air and add bubbles to the water stream. If the tub is overfilled or if several people get in and the water level rises sufficiently, that line can begin...

Hot Tubs: 1997 Cal Spa, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: I m not aware of a sensor relay on a Cal Spa circuit board. Are you getting the Sn error on the control panel? If the pump is sucking in air and losing prime the heat relay may drop out each time an air bubble passes through the heater. Otherwise,...

Hot Tubs: 2003 Sundance Cameo - suspect temperature sensore issue, cameo spa, sensor replacement
cameo spa, sensor replacement, search answers: If you can view the subject line it should say Sundance Sensor Replacement maybe 6 months ago to 9 months and there were maybe 3 real detailed and I know one for sure referred specically to that topic. If I get some time in a bit I will try and find it probably...

Hot Tubs: 2004 Master Spa Exeter Se/Bolba MS 2000 control board, master spa, memory reset
master spa, memory reset, bolba: The 5K resistors would tell the board that the temperature is 162 degrees F. The 38K is the 70F readings of the water so it tells me the sensors are ok. Try using 20 or 30 K. I am going to give you a web site go to support and error msgs. Check and see if...

Hot Tubs: American Series Power issue, fuse box, gfci
fuse box, gfci, terminal block: You need to measure the voltages with a mulitimeter as well as all fuses. If the 240 volt is getting to the main terminal block on the board then either a fuse is bad or board. If it is trippng the GFCI with a click you need to check heaters pumps and everything...

Hot Tubs: Bad Electricians, http://calsparepair.com
http://calsparepair.com: From your earlier post it s clear the tub was not properly wired. I can only recommend you turn the power off and hire a licensed electrician. The National Electric Code contains an entirely separate section (680) regarding the wiring of swimming pools,...

Hot Tubs: Bad electricians, http://calsparepair.com, dangerous hot tub
http://calsparepair.com, dangerous hot tub, hot tub shocks: TURN OFF THE BREAKER. DON T TOUCH THE WATER. It sounds like your tub is not grounded and could electrocute (KILL) anyone who sits in or even puts a hand in the water. Hire a LICENSED electrician who will file a permit and pass an inspection. Otherwise,...

Hot Tubs: Balboa 5.5kw heater and M7 controller, gfci breaker, heater element
gfci breaker, heater element, neutral wire: Is this with the new heater element? Or are you speaking of the copper bars not connected. Wgen the spa indicates it is heating measure between the red hot and left heater post it should be zero volts with the heater connected and between the black and right...

Hot Tubs: Balboa M7 heater problem, heater assembly, board time
heater assembly, board time, bottom corner: Its the lower left bottom corner relay. If the coil is bad ie open changing the relay would work but if the circuit that feeds the coil is bad its board time. Even replacing the relay is a chore on those boards. So have this guy check and tear the relay apart...

Hot Tubs: Balboa VS510SZ installation, couple choices, spa pack
couple choices, spa pack, hydroquip: If I remeber correction this was a multiple choice question where I was given a couple choices and I recommended the Balboa over another system. The system you chose under my recommendation was equivalent to the other. Ok as far as any pump is concerned if...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa 2100 -- Pump 1 tripping breaker, http://calsparepair.com, leaking pump seal
http://calsparepair.com, leaking pump seal: The pump is probably leaking at the shaft seal. When the pump is turned on to high speed or after it has run long enough on low speed water will seep into the motor and trip the GFCI breaker. After the motor dries out for a few hours the breaker will reset....

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa - Heat light won't go on, http://calsparepair.com
http://calsparepair.com: What year Cal Spa? What series of control box? There is no reset or high limit on Cal Spa tubs after about 1996. Does the tub have a digital display panel? Are there any error codes? Try pulling the filter out. If the heat light comes on with the...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa heat exchanger keeps shorting out, chlorine generator, spa hot tub
chlorine generator, spa hot tub, cal spa: We don t advise salt water in any spas especially new ones as it voids some warranties. There is no advantage to using salt water except it corrodes everything it touches and greatly increases the comductivity of electric current through water. I am going...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa heat exchanger keeps shorting out, http://calsparepair.com
http://calsparepair.com: When you say shorted out do you mean the heater is tripping the GFCI breaker? Who is supplying the replacement heaters? Who is installing them? Is this the XL Heat Exchanger with the external element or a flow-through manifold with an element that...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa heat issue, http://calsparepair.com
http://calsparepair.com: The low speed function of your motor may have failed. Try resetting the breaker but don t press any buttons. After the tub performs it s self test it should start a filtration cycle. If the low speed pump fails to start you most likely need a new pump...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa Model 06-V500-24, http://calsparepair.com
http://calsparepair.com: Unless the control box got wet the problem is most likely the heat element or the circuit board. You can only isolate the problem further by disconnecting components until the breaker stays on. If you unplug everything and the breaker still trips the...

Hot Tubs: CalSpa Error Code 303, http://calsparepair, control panel
http://calsparepair, control panel: There is no 303 error code. If the tub is otherwise functioning normally the display on the topside control is bad and the topside panel will have to be replaced. If the tub is not functioning normally #heating and filtration cycles not working# you...

Hot Tubs: Calspa series 3001, http://calsparepair, obsolete control panel
http://calsparepair, obsolete control panel: That part number is no longer in the Cal Spa parts system so I can only assume it is no longer available. I don t see any information on a suitable substitute. Where did you get the part number? What leads you to conclude the topside panel is defective...

Hot Tubs: Coleman 105 - refilled, no pump action, priming the pump, underwater light
priming the pump, underwater light, couple seconds: This is caused by the start switch on the motor not closing to send power to the start winding. The run windings overheat and trips the internal thermal overload and the process repeats until the windings finally burn out. The motor has to be taken apart to...

Hot Tubs: Coleman 2 min temp sensing cycle, http://calsparepair.com, tub always running
http://calsparepair.com, tub always running: In Standard mode the tub will turn on whenever the temperature drops by about one degree as measured at the heater. The tub may also turn on several times a day just to flush the heater with fresh water and to check the temperature whether it has dropped...

Hot Tubs: Controller Box, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: If it only makes noise when the heater is on you most likely have a bad heat contactor or relay. If the control box uses individual components you should be able to replace just the contactor. Most older tubs used readily available Heating Ventilating Air...

Hot Tubs: caldera spa help, http://calsparepair.com, no heat
http://calsparepair.com, no heat: Is the insulating hard cover on the tub? An average tub with a 220V, 5.5 kw heater should gain heat at 3 to 5 degrees per hour. The same tub with a 110V, 1.5 kw heater will only gain 1 to 2 degrees per hour. Is there a Heat light on the control...

Hot Tubs: calspa pacific hot tub., http://calsparepair, Pr mode
http://calsparepair, Pr mode: How old is this tub? Pacifica refers to the shell and seating arrangement. What series of equipment is in the tub? What light is flashing? What are you referring to as a clock ticking ? In Pr mode the heater will not operate but Pr should clear after...

Hot Tubs: calspa3000 sn1 fault, http://calsparepair.com
http://calsparepair.com: Since you know the box got wet I would first try to dry it out before replacing any parts. TURN OFF THE POWER FIRST then use a hair dryer (not a heat gun)to dry the circuit board paying particular attention to the space behind the board (between the board...

Hot Tubs: clearwater spas, clearwater spas, memory reset
clearwater spas, memory reset, dip switch: The reason I sent you there was to follow the sns flowchart that tells you what to do next. Try a memory reset turn dip switch 12 on turn power off, turn switch 12 off and power back up. This resets the system memory. You may need to reconfigure some settings...

Hot Tubs: Del Sol Hermosa Hot Tub Problem, sundance spa, amp breaker
sundance spa, amp breaker, dedicated line: I advise that all spas be hard wired as a plug does not make a good connection especially the GFCI ones that can get filled with water as well. That spa can be wired for 240 volts as well but must be configured to do so. I would say get a proper CFCI breaker...

Hot Tubs: Dream Maker Spas eclipse loud noise when turned on, http://calsparepair, motor starts stops
http://calsparepair, motor starts stops: More than likely it sounds like your pump has seized bearings or has failed electrically. Is it tripping a breaker or blowing a fuse that has to be replaced? Is the fuse an orange SC-20? If you look on the diagram on the inside cover of the control box...

Hot Tubs: no display, programmable logic controllers, p122
programmable logic controllers, p122, garden leisure: If spa makers would use PLC s life would be easier (programmable logic controllers). Check the connector on the keypad for green corrosion which WD40 is great to remove. Check the cble for broken,cut, chewed wires and I give you the Gecko web site for other...

Hot Tubs: dreammaker hottub pump cutting out, http://calsparepair.com, no water flow
http://calsparepair.com, no water flow: It the pump motor actually stopping or is it just the water flow that stops? The pump motor may be tripping the internal thermal cutout. If the motor is overheating because of poor ventilation or due to an internal problem it will automatically shut off...

Hot Tubs: Electrical or pump problem?, jet pumps, hydrospa
jet pumps, hydrospa, speed motor: Those fuses are not found at local stores. If your in Ontario try Active Electronics in Mississauga know now as GTA or Central Spa supply in Midland and most pool and spa stores should have them. Those fuses feed the high voltage for the pumps. If the new...

Hot Tubs: Error code, http://calsparepair, FL error
http://calsparepair, FL error: What make, model and year of tub? What brand of control box is installed? FL just about always indicates a Flow problem through the heater or a pressure switch problem. Actual flow problems are most commonly caused by dirty filters, air-locked pump,...

Hot Tubs: Error code SN 1, safety pins, platinum series
safety pins, platinum series, high limit: If it is displaying SN1 it is usually a bad or loose connection at the board, or a mouse chewed cable. Check the board connections and the cable then measure the actual water temp and the resistance of the high limit with an ohmmeter use two safety pins pr...

Hot Tubs: economy feature, http://calsparepair, Economy mode
http://calsparepair, Economy mode: You can find the Hawkeye Spas owner s manual here: http://www.hawkeyespas.com/pdf/2010_HawkeyeSpas_Owners_Manual.pdf Mode is changed by pressing ‘Warm’ and then pressing ‘Mode’ if the topside control unit has a ‘Mode’ button. Otherwise, mode is changed...

Hot Tubs: Freeflow spa tripping GFCI breaker, hot legs, tenth time
hot legs, tenth time, freeflow spa: Since most spas use a transformer to power the light and board it is a good thing you have that continuity. I suspect you have the GFCI load and line neutral wired wrong as it will trip immeditely. For the tenth time or more the line neutral is a curly pigtail...

Hot Tubs: Freeflow spa tripping GFCI breaker, http://calsparepair.com, gfci breaker trips
http://calsparepair.com, gfci breaker trips: The most common problem when wiring a GFCI breaker is misplacing the LOAD Neutral wire. The LOAD Neutral from the tub should connect to the designated lug on the breaker NOT to the common bar inside the box. The GFCI breaker should have a total of four...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa heat exchanger keeps shorting out, senors, gfi
Hot Tubs: Cal Spa heat exchanger keeps shorting out, senors, gfi, red wire

Hot Tubs: hot tub, wory, f4
Hot Tubs: hot tub, wory, f4, ec

Hot Tubs: hot tub only heats when jets on, air jets, spa pack
Hot Tubs: hot tub only heats when jets on, air jets, spa pack, limit button

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi Z140 Motor single phasing, voltage drop, fuses
Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi Z140 Motor single phasing, voltage drop, fuses, pumps

Hot Tubs: Low Heat, silent sentry, hot tub
Hot Tubs: Low Heat, silent sentry, hot tub, great lakes

Hot Tubs: topside control, spa pack, spa line
Hot Tubs: topside control, spa pack, spa line, spa packs

Hot Tubs: gecko hot tub 1999, http://calsparepair.com
http://calsparepair.com: Is the control box M-Class, S-Class or U-Class? If you haven t already, verify the water in the tub is actually 115 degrees by using another thermometer. Sticking your hand in the water is not sufficient. What we need to know is whether the sensor in the...

Hot Tubs: No Heat, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: Here is the correct manual for your tub: http://team.maaxspas.com/manuals/Owners%20Manuals/California%20Cooperage%20Manuals/2006%20-%202007%20100%20%20Series%20Cal%20Coop.pdf If the LED below the Temp button is on the heater should be getting voltage....

Hot Tubs: Heat Will not stay on., spa pack, spa web
spa pack, spa web, spa packs: That you wont find online its too old. First off take the pump off and have it checked somewhere for proper operation once that is good there are many other tests. I am an advocate of new spa packs forget boards and relay logic. Make the low speed is working...

Hot Tubs: Heating problems Cal Spa., http://calsparepair.com, no heat
http://calsparepair.com, no heat: If you reset the breaker the default settings should be Standard mode, 100 degrees F and filtration cycle of F2. If resetting the breaker does not result in these settings you probably need a new circuit board. You might try unplugging the topside control...

Hot Tubs: Hot Springs Sovereign won't heat., http://calsparepair, Watkins
http://calsparepair, Watkins, Hot Springs: If the pump isn t pushing water through the heater it will not work but should have probably triggered an error code. You ll first have to solve the water flow problem before troubleshooting any further. You might want to verify for certain there is no...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Overhaul, http://calsparepair.com, hot tub overhaul
http://calsparepair.com, hot tub overhaul: You should be able to look in the equipment to determine if the tub is connected to electricity. You should also find a maintenance disconnect nearby. You can probably find several electricians who will do free estimates on wiring the tub. If the tub...

Hot Tubs: Hydro Spa / Gecko Top Side Control, hydro quip, dc volts
hydro quip, dc volts, zero volts: If the case holding the board is plastic it usually says on the outside what class it is and if not remove the cover and look at the schematic on the lid. Most single pump spas use the S class the schematic will say SSPA and M class will be MSPA. K35 is ok...

Hot Tubs: Hydrospa/balboa hs200 OH error, http://calsparepair.com
http://calsparepair.com: Assuming the pump is primed and pumping enough water the only component you haven t changed is the circuit board. Verify there is adequate water flow in the tub when the pump is running on low speed. Check for closed jets, closed shut-off valves or a broken...

Hot Tubs: no heat flo error hot circulating pump, stainless steel heat, lamens terms
stainless steel heat, lamens terms, pressure switch: You may have gotten a defective circ pump motor. It s rare but does happen. Before you replace it you should double check that the voltage going to the pump matches what is on the motor NEMA sticker. The four or five dashes usually indicates a fatal error...

Hot Tubs: no heat in hot tub, 3 dots, spa pack
3 dots, spa pack, terminal power: If you have no flashing dots and no voltage to the heater measure from red power to both heater terminals and do the same with black when the spa calling for heat. I am not at work I think the bottom wire in the terminal power block is black the ground then...

Hot Tubs: heater, http://calsparepair.com
http://calsparepair.com: If the heat light is on all the control circuits should be working. This should mean the pump is primed and the pressure switch is detecting water flow. If possible, check voltage and current across the heater. If you have 220V but no current the heat element...

Hot Tubs: heater problems, artesian spa, working in france
artesian spa, working in france, air and water: Any time you drain and fill a spa it should be filled through the filter opening ie take filter out and put hose there otherwise you can get an air lock which is best fixed by loosening the front union of the pump till air and water shoot out. Loosen and tighten...

Hot Tubs: heater stopped working, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: The beep function of your meter was most likely continuity which is part of the resistance measuring function. If your heat light is on AND you have 240V at the heater AND you have no beep when touching the heat element leads you most likely have a...

Hot Tubs: hot tub, cal spa, last cal
cal spa, last cal, cal spas: Why does cal spas use those things. If you used a pressure switch instead a suction switch color don t matter one wire on top ( offset prong) and try on each of the two lower prongs till it works. The last cal spa I worked on I dissconnected it from the board...

Hot Tubs: hot tub, http://calsparepair.com, Shoreline Spas
http://calsparepair.com, Shoreline Spas: I ve never heard of them but here is their dealer locator: http://www.shorelinespa.com/dealer-locator Their site does not offer manuals for download. I even did a site specific Google search and didn t find anything. They don t even have a Contact Us...

Hot Tubs: hot tub blows fuse when plugged in, pool pump motors, juat
pool pump motors, juat, dream maker: Unless you rebuild motors for a living the only thing you can do is remove it and have it repaired. The worst thing people do is shut their spas down better to just lower the temperature. Every spring we have many seized pool pump motors and can be as simple...

Hot Tubs: hot tub cost, portable hot tub, beach comber
portable hot tub, beach comber, error messages: Find the reason for the sale. If you can see it running check for leaks around the pump/s. Make sure the motors are not really noisy. Check the condition of the cover. Check it for heating ok with no error messages. The price seems a little high so see it...

Hot Tubs: hot tub gfci wiring into cs6200 system melted the connector on the wiring board tb1., http://calsparepair.com
http://calsparepair.com: Generally, when an input wire melts it is because the connection to the circuit board was loose. This sets up a resistive connection that generates enough heat to eventually melt the connector. Odds are the board has been sufficiently damaged under the...

Hot Tubs: hot tub only heats when jets on, proper direction, pressure switch
proper direction, pressure switch, speed connections: Has the pump ever been repaired or replaced you could have high and low speed connections reversed. You should be getting a flow error if pressure switch is out of adjustment. When you reset the breaker and spa starts does it do so in low or high speed...

Hot Tubs: hot tub only heats when jets on high, coleman spa, heater assembly
coleman spa, heater assembly, heating element: the pressure switch is usually located on the heater tube or close to it. You would have to locate its connection to the board from the schematic on the control panel cover and follow the wires to the switch. But most likely you have a flow error if it is...

Hot Tubs: hot tub pump and flo reading, curcuit board, circulation pump
curcuit board, circulation pump, max digital: Most pressure switches are adjustable a universal as long as it fits is fine then you can adjust as needed. The pressure switch should show no continuity if the pump is off, if it is closed it needs to be adjusted till it shows open. Try this remove one pressure...

Hot Tubs: hot tub sound, http:/calsparepair.com, relay clicking
http:/calsparepair.com, relay clicking: What brand, make, model and year of hot tub? Is the sound coming from the control box or somewhere in the plumbing? Clicking from the control box is usually a relay or contactor. If a relay is clicking continuously something is wrong. That could be a...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi Echo Z112, speed motors, pressure switch
speed motors, pressure switch, windings: Yes the motor is wired wrong, All two speed motors have a common, a high and a low terminal located under a cover plate where the wires enter the back of the motor. On the motor is a sticker that shows which is what. The common terminal should have a white...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi J 365, water flow switch, sundance spa
water flow switch, sundance spa, aqua flow: The newer model Jacuzzi and Sundance spa s use larger aqua flow circulation pump far superior to the Laing junk that last two years maybe if your lucky but these pumps are 1 1/2 plumbing yours is 3/4. I would say its the circ pump 6000-125 is the pump you...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi Z140 Motor single phasing, speed motors, phase system
speed motors, phase system, phase power: Well since most homes only have single phase power at 240 volts coming in unless you have a three phase system all will be single phase. What puzzles me is what you mean by the 120 volt and where are you reading it. Do the pumps work? Have you checked all...

Hot Tubs: Jetsetter heater, http://calsparepair, Watkins
http://calsparepair, Watkins, Hot Springs: Jetsetter was made by Watkins the same company that makes Hot Springs. I am not very familiar with their No Fault heater but I understand the pressure switch is integrated into the heater unit. One easy way to test for a bad element is to watch the...

Hot Tubs: jets wont turn off with power on, http://calsparepair.com, jets stuck on
http://calsparepair.com, jets stuck on: TURN OFF THE POWER and remove the control box cover. Trace the cord from the topside control panel to the circuit board. It should be a flat, grey cable and connects with a RJ-45 modular plug just like a computer network cable. Disconnect the topside...

Hot Tubs: LA SPA error code, spa hot tub, thumbwheel
spa hot tub, thumbwheel, pressure switch: I would say it indicates an open pressure switch in which case you need to locate the pressure switch located on the steel heater tube (has re and black small wires and thumbwheel ) Once you locate this switch turn that thumbwheel in !/2 turn every 20 seconds...

Hot Tubs: LED Light, http://calsparepair, multi-color LED light
http://calsparepair, multi-color LED light: All side panels on the tub should come off for access. Is this just an under-water light or are there also water-line or other lights around the tub? The underwater light is accessible from the dry-side of the shell. You ll need to pull the cabinet panel...

Hot Tubs: Leisure bay won't get warm, http://calsparepair.com
http://calsparepair.com: Year and model might be on an identification plate either on the outside of the tub or in the equipment. It will likely be on or near the same placard that shows the tub is UL Listed. Alternately, you can check the control box for any information. Look...

Hot Tubs: Low Heat, http://www.calsparepair.com, Economy mode
http://www.calsparepair.com, Economy mode: On Balboa control boxes Temp + Light switches between modes. In Economy mode the tub will only heat during the programmed filtration cycles (every 12 hours). In between filtration cycles the tub will lose heat. In Standard mode, the tub will turn...

Hot Tubs: Low or no heat, marquis spa, pvc fittings
marquis spa, pvc fittings, heater element: Is that 20 amps what you measured around the red or black feed with a clamp on ammeter if so then the element is ok. If current is flowing the voltage should be there test anyway. Make sure the temp sensor is fully inserted. Check all fuses my thought is you...

Hot Tubs: leaking, new spa, leisure bay
new spa, leisure bay, composite material: 2003 do you like using the spa? Time for a new spa. http://www.beachcomberhottubs.com/ http://www.bullfrogspas.com/ you will thank me and yourself for visiting these web sites as a repair alternative. Fixing your spa is like replacing a car engine or transmission....

Hot Tubs: leisure bay hot tub, bullfrog spa, bay spa
bullfrog spa, bay spa, leisure bay: Do the motors come on? When a pool or spa pump is deprived of incoming water it will spin forever but never make water flow but the motor still runs just no jet pressure. If the motors are not running a fuse is bad or a board. I long for the day when leisure...

Hot Tubs: Mark III Lexxus, programming mode, driven systems
programming mode, driven systems, lexxus: What system do you have in the manual as in which keypad as Balboa makes many systems. They have PC driven systems as well. It could be you are in the second filter cycle and will disappear when the cycle ends. Or someone has pressed a combination of keys...

Hot Tubs: Marquis Coastal Series Reward Spa, suction fittings, gate valves
suction fittings, gate valves, water flow: Power down the spa put the hose in the filter opening and loosen the front union on the pump that feeds the steel heater tube just enough to hear the air cominhg out followed by water then retighten and try. Or while its in the prime mode start that pump on...

Hot Tubs: master spa ohh code, master spa, heater element
master spa, heater element, pressure switch: When you changed the element you also drained all the water in the lines keep cycling pumps on high and low to get the air out or lossen front union of pump to relieve an air lock. And check better yet replace the pressure switch an ohh indicates the heater...

Hot Tubs: max temp, marquis spa, speed jets
marquis spa, speed jets, jumper wire: The only spa I know of that had a 108 jumper was the Sundance which I think is no longer possible on the newer models. The only other way is to alter the thermistor resistance or the software. The jumper on Balboa systems is for 120/240 volt operation that...

Hot Tubs: New jacuzzi whirlpool tub pump smells hot, jacuzzi whirlpool tub, wire enamels
jacuzzi whirlpool tub, wire enamels, outdoor spas: Most motors do run hot to the touch especially under load. It is probably a 1 HP pump. The combination of wire enamels and case paint on new pumps tend to have a burning smell that are not noticeable with outdoor spas. As long as there is no smoke there is...

Hot Tubs: Nordic Escape Premium Hot Tub - Code HL, hl code, high limit
hl code, high limit, temp sensor: HL is a high limit error code meaning the water is above 110 degrees caused by a bad temp sensor or not inseted all the way read some of my past 3 days replies to others and check. Basically all spas do the same It could be a bad connection on the board as...

Hot Tubs: nordic crown II overheat, http://calsparepair.com, tub overheating
http://calsparepair.com, tub overheating: What year is the tub? Does it have one pump or two? Is the two-speed pump stuck running in high speed when it should be running a low speed heating and filtration cycle? It appears Nordic is currently using a Balboa M-7 control box. Is the Heat light,...

Hot Tubs: OH code and tripped GFCI, shaft seal, sensor line
shaft seal, sensor line, pixes: Can you get me a picture of the keypad. Measure the water temp and see if it above 110 deg and compare to setpoint temp. SN would indicate a bad board connection or a broken wire in the sensor line. Check that the sensor is connected to the board without corrosion...

Hot Tubs: Pacific Hot Tub - Will not heat above 100 degrees, http://calsparepair, temperature won't adjust
http://calsparepair, temperature won't adjust: The owner s manual for the 2002 models does not indicate any kind of lock feature. Some systems will allow you to lock the temperature or disable the topside control panel entirely with a combination of buttons. When you press the Temp button the display...

Hot Tubs: Polenynesian Bath jets, wholesale company, mid 80s
wholesale company, mid 80s, whirpool: I doubut you ever will being that age but try a company called Waterway in California on the web as they make almost all the jets every spa uses or ever have used on bathtubs. They are a wholesale company only but perhaps you can find me a part number or pix...

Hot Tubs: Pro-Form Storm spa, http://calsparepair.com, OHH error
http://calsparepair.com, OHH error, pump does not work: The OHH error is most likely caused when the heater tries to come on but the pump does not. Since the pump isn t running the water is not moving through the heater and quickly overheats. This will trigger the OHH error. It sounds like your pump has seized...

Hot Tubs: Pump 2 quit working, flo master, spa motors
flo master, spa motors, induction motor: You need to go out and try pump 2 while standing by the spa and tell me exactly what happens when you turn it on again. What we are looking for is a hum noise followed by a click or more precisely a relay click then a hum then another click. On the rear shaft...

Hot Tubs: pump keeps running, level configuration, filter settings
level configuration, filter settings, balboa: Since you had a meltdown the low level configuration of the system may have changed. Double check your filter settings to make sure they are good. But the low level factory config for your spa may have changed so you need to go to the Balboa site I will give...

Hot Tubs: Rocky Mountain Spa, http://calsparepair.com, tub always running
http://calsparepair.com, tub always running: You re right. If you can get to 104 it isn t a bad heating element. Does this tub by chance have a 24 hour filtration pump or dedicated circulation pump? Most tubs use a two-speed motor for Pump 1. Low speed is for heating and filtration. High speed...

Hot Tubs: Run Time, bay spa, celebrity series
bay spa, celebrity series, leisure bay: The spa will run until it heats up. Double check the current filter cycle and make sure it hasn t changed to continous. When you change a filter cycle setting it takes 24 hours to take affect. As long as the heater is on so will the pump be on. Try turning...

Hot Tubs: Sn code then OH Code, Sn error, http://calsparepair.com
Sn error, http://calsparepair.com: The problem could just be a loose sensor plug. Find the Over Heat sensor inserted into a slot on the stainless steel heater vessel or the Temperature sensor which is likely inserted directly into the shell of the tub. Trace these back to where they connect...

Hot Tubs: Spa not heating, http://calsparepair.com, no heat
http://calsparepair.com, no heat: COOL indicates the actual water temperature is 20 degrees F or more below the set temperature. Is the Heat indicator on the lower right corner of the control panel lit? If the Heat indicator is ON but the tub is not heating you most likely need a new...

Hot Tubs: Sundance Sentry 400 - Getting it up and running again, sodium bromide, sundancespas
sodium bromide, sundancespas, spa water: http://www.sundancespas.com/Communications/InstructionManuals/03850Man.pdf The manual will show how to install the filter. Bromine tablets fit inside a little door on the floating weir in front of the filter where the water goes in. Keep it always filled...

Hot Tubs: safety sensor to prevent dry running., http://calsparepair.com
http://calsparepair.com: If the power is turned on the pumps will run whether there is water in the tub or not. A pressure or flow switch should prevent the heater from activating but you can easily burn out pump seals if you operate the tub without water. Older Cal Spas had...

Hot Tubs: slow leak, http://calsparepair, leak
http://calsparepair, leak, foam insulation: You can t assume much when looking for a leak in a fully or heavily foam insulated tub. Where the water is coming out on the pad usually has little to do with which side of the tub is leaking. It s just the lowest spot on the concrete pad or foundation....

Hot Tubs: spa motor, http://calsparepair, noisey pump
http://calsparepair, noisey pump, Bromine: If the pump started making noise more than likely the bearings in the motor have become corroded and started to seize. This happens when the shaft seal in the wet end fails and leaks long enough to damage the bearing. The price seems high but it depends...

Hot Tubs: spa temp rising above set temperature, digital thermometer, spa water
digital thermometer, spa water, temperature sensors: There are two main causes of a spa overheating. Rge sensor may not be inserted in the well all the way so it is measuring air temp not water temp. The sensor is usually inserted in a thermalwell ( a small tube the sensor sits in ) and it must be all the way...

Hot Tubs: spa temp rising above set temperture, http://calsparepair.com, tub overheating no error
http://calsparepair.com, tub overheating no error: Start by verifying the actual temperature with a separate thermometer. If the temperature displayed on the panel is more than one degree different than an accurate thermometer (like an ordinary fever thermometer) it may be necessary to replace the sensors....

Hot Tubs: spa topside and contol problem, board replacements, spa shell
board replacements, spa shell, spa builder: What I meant was two filter cycles per day for 4 hours each cycle. Ex: 8 am filter cycle starts and runs for 4 hours then at 8 pm another four hour filter cycle starts. The temperature sensor is. If you put the spa in Standard Mode it will heat the spa to...

Hot Tubs: sundance santry 850 watch dog, razor blade knife, car cd player
razor blade knife, car cd player, sundance spa: Ok having viewed the Sta Manual disconnect the stereo thing for now and try. Disconnect the circ pump and try you will get a flo error but jets should run. You may need a new temperature sensor the most common cause of the watchdog. To replace find the gold...

Hot Tubs: sunrise spa - flickering light, spa pack, volt system
spa pack, volt system, circuit breakers: I am not familiar with what they are doing with lights? is this a 120 volt system? It would be nice if spas came with built in ammeters and voltmeters. An instant reading of the ammeter would tell me if the heater is working. My thoughts are these lights re...

Hot Tubs: Timer Not Working, digital spa, light timer
digital spa, light timer, spa pack: Hmm you didnt share schematic with me you smuck. Ok get a simple timer then if it dont burn out use it I appologize it wasn t meant as insult in any way it is more of a joke in our slang. We say it to our friends here and not a measure of intelligence in...

Hot Tubs: tiger river siberian, http://calsparepair.com, Tiger River panel lock
http://calsparepair.com, Tiger River panel lock: What year is this tub? The Spa Lock feature disables the control panel to prevent unauthorized use of the spa. The buttons for Jets Temperature and Light are disabled. A hidden button may be located under the Tiger River emblem in the area of the tiger...

Hot Tubs: topside control, digital duplex, spa pack
digital duplex, spa pack, spa systems: There are many online venders I don t buy spa parts online so don t need to know all I can do is give you a site choose customer care and scroll down and choose the older spas look at manuals most likely its a digital duplex keypad so look at the digital 2000...

Hot Tubs: Viking hot tub pump cycles between high and low speed, spa pack, bench test
spa pack, bench test, controller failure: Can you tell me what electronics it has as in spa pack. It sounds like a keypad or board problem. Check the keypad for a chewed wire from mice. My first approach to this problem would be to remove the pump and bench test it. I have seen pumps with burned out...

Hot Tubs: vita spa, not heating or circulating, vita spa, spa model
vita spa, spa model, air button: Probably early 90s with air buttons and switches. The water is heated by the low speed of the jet pump. This low speed is also controlled by the timer to set operation times. If the timer is bad and not turning there should be an overide button or bypass it...

Hot Tubs: water overflow in spa, http://calsparepair.com, overfilled tub
http://calsparepair.com, overfilled tub, tub overflowed: The control box and/or control panel most likely got wet and is tripping the GFCI breaker. You can just let it sit for a few days to dry out or you can speed the process using a hair dryer or even a leaf blower. TURN OFF THE BREAKER. Remove the cover...

Hot Tubs: 1987 hydro spa, brett aqualine, air switches
brett aqualine, air switches, hydro spa: Anything you will replace it with will require some plumbing. You could convert it to digital with keypad to show and set temperature. Or you can find something similar online. To best answer a picture of evisting system showing the crack would help...

Hot Tubs: 1995 Sundance Suntub shuts off if Heater's on, spa pack, hr cycle
spa pack, hr cycle, new spa: Because of the ago of this spa and the dial for temperature this has what we call a mechanical spa pack. There is no digital temperature display. The reset button if its a little red button is the mechanical high limit which when tripped shuts things down....

Hot Tubs: 1997 Marquis Reward MTS Spa, mts spa, circ
mts spa, circ, low speed: Not unless you a separate circ pump. Pump 1 usually is a two speed pump that heats on the low speed and when it is not running the spa won t heat and you will get a flow error. If pump 2 is a two speed pump you can physically move it to be pump 1 then you...

Hot Tubs: 2 speed motor has only high speed, p122, speed motor
p122, speed motor, spaa: The p122 indicates pump 1 is a 2 speed 240 volt. The p212 indicates pump 2 is a 1 speed 240 volt. Has the pump 1 low speed ever worked or recently stopped. Either the low level programming is wrong or you have a separate circ pump in which case pump 1 is...

Hot Tubs: 2004 Jacuzzi j 375, pools and spas, jacuuzi
pools and spas, jacuuzi, amp service: I personally don t understand Jacuzzi as we are their warranty repair supplier for this area give me Sundance anyday never give me a Jacuuzi even if your my enemy keep it I dont want it sell it as scrap even better. Do i like Jacuzzi what do you think opinions...

Hot Tubs: Balboa 2000LE Control Panel, electrical devices, jets
electrical devices, jets, spas: Not familier with that control, but I would be testing for power to the components when you turn them on. It could be a main circuit board problem. Sorry I couldn t be more specific. Spas are electrical devices and can be dangerous. Please use this...

Hot Tubs: Ballpark figure, used hot tub value
used hot tub value: You can check your local Craigslist but here in San Diego you can hardly give away a used tub. Prices will range from silly to free but if you can get it out of your yard without paying a delivery crew or disposal fee you re doing well. Many people are...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber 550X OH Issue, flow pressure, pressure switch
flow pressure, pressure switch, temperature probe: Double check that the sensor is fully inserted sometimes it feels like it is and check to see the board connections are good and reset the power a couple times. The sensors are not usually an issue. Being a 1999 most likely a digital 2000 board it may need...

Hot Tubs: Blower won't turn on, air valves, passive devices
air valves, passive devices, repair person: The air valves are passive devices that simply allow air to be sucked in as water is forced out the jet so closing them simply stops air coming out of the jets just water. Like opening the car window when driving down the highway. The blower is not connected...

Hot Tubs: Bullfrog 462 Pump Pulsating & spa leak, spa pack, spa packs
spa pack, spa packs, gfci breaker: Shut the spa off loosen all jetpaks free and pull them all forward you are looking for an orange probably faded brown plug inside one of the pipes that join spa packs it will be on either side of a spa pack there is only one it separates pump one form two...

Hot Tubs: CALSPA DOUBLE V.I.P. 1995, gfci breaker, clock output
gfci breaker, clock output, 220 volt: Lets start with the clock issue. When the switch is in Freeze Protection Mode your pump should run 24/7 and when it is in the time position it should only run as set by the timer on off modes. 1. What is the pump voltage on the motor label? 2. How many electrical...

Hot Tubs: CalSpa Jets, cal spas, jets
cal spas, jets, calspa: Well I am not a calspa person don t know that answer and better yet why would anyone buy one puzzles me. sorry not my spa. Well I hardly find I was rude as I said I was sorry can t help and if the spa is only one year old and where you bought it cant help...

Hot Tubs: Calspa lights, platinum spa, cal spa
platinum spa, cal spa, power cables: The pumps in fact while not grounded with the luga and copper wire are in fact grounded through their power cables. The heavy ground is just an added ground safety and not being on will not burn a board. There is a fuse on the board for the light or the light...

Hot Tubs: Cleman Maax 54-480 wont heat, maax spa, voltage resistance
maax spa, voltage resistance, water thoughts: To proper diagnose spa problems requires a clamp on multimeter that measures AC and DC voltage, resistance and continuity and most of all the clamp to measure current flow. A burned out heater can have 240 volts going to it but if clamping an ammeter around...

Hot Tubs: Coleman 480 DX No Heat and No Pump# 1, coleman spa, spa model
coleman spa, spa model, voltage measurements: I would say pump 1 is defective or seized and is tripping the breaker. If pump one never runs it will never heat and you will get that dr code which stands for dry heater, not as in clothes but as insufficient or no water is flowing through the heater. You...

Hot Tubs: Control Pack Fusing Blowing, spa pack, solid state relay
spa pack, solid state relay, control modules: Get a Gecko IN.XE spa pack when a small fuse blows the board is probably trash if it aint the light. Many people doubt my replies . I no longer replace boards we replace packs period. Your board arced and blew carbon all over guess your box is one big short...

Hot Tubs: Control panel on my spa is locked, caldera spas, caldera spa
caldera spas, caldera spa, sun icon: I think the flashing sun is a thunderstorm warning. I personally think all spa manufactures should be required by law to conform to a national standard like traffic laws but unfortunately rhey don t. I am not familiar with caldera spas probably fixed one maybe...

Hot Tubs: cal spa pump speed, black centipede, spa pack
black centipede, spa pack, cal spa: The board is in the Balboa unit. You need the board number but also the chip number for the software version. It will be on one of those black centipede I.C s and probably have a rev @. If you check out the sponsored links on the page you should see a supplier....

Hot Tubs: catalina spa 4-5 seater 6 yrs old, catalina spa, 4 seasons
catalina spa, 4 seasons, jets: Dawn what a great 4 seasons song. What was it Dawn go away I m no good for you. Jets aren t working or pump not working. After 6 years you don t know your spa. Well since I am not at your spa have you tried turning them on is it a motor problem? Can you hear...

Hot Tubs: coast spa FL0 error code, spa hot tub, spa pack
spa hot tub, spa pack, flow switch: Your flow switch is always closed and not opening and trips a solid flow shutting it down. Is this a TSPA spa pack? Get a Gecko pre calibrated flow switch for your model spa and change. You don t want to be messing with adj at this point and do read all my...

Hot Tubs: coleman hot tub 1992, board relays, economy mode
board relays, economy mode, panel button: Econ indicates an economy mode where the spa heats on filter cycles only. The board relays may be fused closed overiding the temperature control portion of the board. It could be a bad board or keypad but my thoughts are the board. But tests would need to...

Hot Tubs: dr code, allen bradley plc, flow pressure
allen bradley plc, flow pressure, button control: Both sensors must measure the same resistance at some static temperature, remove sensors if they dont match and are rusty. I am not a fan of these spa peoples boards. For the money spent an allen bradley plc modular system is my choice not some dummies board...

Hot Tubs: dreamaker x-500, dreamaker, control thanks
dreamaker, control thanks, electrical devices: Is it the topside control that is flashing, the spa light, and/or the waterfall light. I would replace the sensors first - they are pretty cheap. Then I would suspect the topside control. Thanks for your question. Spas are electrical devices and can...

Hot Tubs: down east spa sn code, sensor line, sn3
sensor line, sn3, sn1: An SN or SN1 is a high limit error and the SN3 is temperature error. The most likely cause of these errors on a Balboa is a sensor line that is either chewed by mice or a corroded connection on the board. Balboa never really published their sensor resistances...

Hot Tubs: FL error, thumbwheel, pressure switch
thumbwheel, pressure switch, electrical electronics: Your problem is pressure switch adjustment people tend to rate my answers with a low clarity rating well I am a highly technical spa/electrical/electronics person and my answes are of a technical nature. What happens is yor spa reaches 100 where you set it...

Hot Tubs: "FLO" message, vacuum switches, heater tubes
vacuum switches, heater tubes, yellow boots: Do you have the weird looking dually pump pump system ie motor with water lines on both ends ? On all pumps the intake of water is through the front and water is pumped out through the line behind sometimes facing up sometimes sideways and on that line is...

Hot Tubs: FLO reading, speed mode, low speed
speed mode, low speed, flo: If you can t get the low speed on the pump to work it could be burnt out or it could be the board. The only way to know is to switch the high snd low speed wires on the board usually a red and a black and if the low speed still doesn t work you need a new...

Hot Tubs: Calspa lights, national electrical code, underwriters laboratories
Hot Tubs: Calspa lights, national electrical code, underwriters laboratories, ground safety

Hot Tubs: fl1, circulation pump, flowing water
Hot Tubs: fl1, circulation pump, flowing water

Hot Tubs: hot tub makes us cough, spa store, chlorine
Hot Tubs: hot tub makes us cough, spa store, chlorine, jets

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi J-340 2 pump, fan repair, air fan
Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi J-340 2 pump, fan repair, air fan, fan motor

Hot Tubs: Tripping Breaker
Hot Tubs: Tripping Breaker

Hot Tubs: filter problem, filter cap, air bubble
filter cap, air bubble, wet end: Most newer spss using the filter on the suction side. I would say try replacing the O ring on the filter lid and the screw on the top may be the air bleed. Most filters in a canister have a lock ring that holds the lid and a small air bleeder on the top. Try...

Hot Tubs: filter settings, own worst enemy, spa pack
own worst enemy, spa pack, heat cycles: Winters in Phoenix you are a joke? You dont even know what winter is people like you make me laugh and sick driving your lincolns. You are your own worst enemy overworking your spa pack cause you are too cheap to to repair or replace you remind me of mt dad...

Hot Tubs: fl1, circulation pump, heater element
circulation pump, heater element, dirction: Aflashing flow usually indicates a circ pump if it has one some do some don t. If you have a tiny circulation pump it needs replacing. Would need to know the year and model of the spa as the sweetwater consists of several models. You should be able to see...

Hot Tubs: flo - no low speed heating cycle, switch problem, pressure switch
switch problem, pressure switch, low speed: First you need to visit one of the parts sponsors on here and see what a pressure switch looks like and is usually found on the steel heater tube and I know for a fact if your read all my replies since last year you will find how to adjust as I won t repeat...

Hot Tubs: Garden Leisure Hot Tub, gfi outlet, garden leisure
gfi outlet, garden leisure, keypads: I have a customer that had identical problems, the plug got water and tripped cut it off used a new plug on GFCI breaker and more problems 2 boards, 2 keypads and a pump will probably have to fix this fall again. This is a 120 volt spa and if it has a heater...

Hot Tubs: Garden Leisure Hot Tub, garden leisure, reding
garden leisure, reding, low quality: Well I get in trouble when I express my opinion of quality people get offended when they find out they were not smart enough to do homework or ask me before they buy a tub and dump on me for my opinions. You are exempt since it came with the house and have...

Hot Tubs: GFCI tripped and will not reset, ground faults, gfci breaker
ground faults, gfci breaker, heater element: The GFCI breaker trips on ground faults things like a razor or hair dryer falling into a bath tub will trip it. Any stray current from the hot red and black lines to ground will trip the GFCI. The number one cause is a bad heater best tested by removing wires...

Hot Tubs: Heater and sensors, titanium element, heater elements
titanium element, heater elements, ground fault: Once a heater is powered up under water it can work for years but when allowed to dry over a 3 month period the internal insulation breaks down and a ground fault develops. If you open your web browser and do a search as to why heater elements fail you will...

Hot Tubs: HOT Tub not working, prestige series, clearwater spas
prestige series, clearwater spas, beach craft: As I am not familiar with that spa, I would need to know what electronic controller you have found only on the box by the pump or perhaps a picture of the keypad. Check the fuses on the controller board ie open it up to reveal the board and maybe send me a...

Hot Tubs: Hot Spot Z Heater Problems, stat problem, spa pack
stat problem, spa pack, spa heater: Replace the thermostat and make sure it copper bulb is firmly inserted in its well and all the way in. If it is losse in the well use a small piece of a cedar shim or popscicle stick to make it secure against the well as this sounds like a mechanical spa pack...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub hs200vs part #55098, fever thermometer, digital water
fever thermometer, digital water, ohmmeter: Measure the resistance with an ohmmeter of both sensor A and sensor B found in the heater tube at each end with the spa off they should both measure the same resistance. I need an accurate digital water temp from a fever thermometer and the resistance at that...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub operation, burnt run, induction motor
burnt run, induction motor, heating element: When a pump runs and stops runs and stops it is usually a 229 volt pump only getting 120 volts caused from inproper bord configuration or wiring. Or it may be caused by a burnt run winding. When an induction motor starts a start winding give it that right...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub runs for about 10 minutes and shuts off.., running kind, supply voltages
running kind, supply voltages, technical nature: Do you want the simple or technical ..the simple take all pumps off and have them bench tested by pros.The tecnicals measure all supply voltages and currents test continuity of all switches. My answers are always of a highly technical nature some fail to understand....

Hot Tubs: Hydro-Quip hot tub, hydro quip, economy mode
hydro quip, economy mode, electronic controller: Well I need to know what Balboa system it has wht age or is it a Gecko system. Pictures may help. It is a flow problem but I need to know all info as to the electronic controller. All people need do it take a picture of the electrical control box beside the...

Hot Tubs: Hydro-Spa Problem with pressure through the jets and with heater not turning off when spa in use, spa problem, hydro spa
spa problem, hydro spa, amp breaker: The problem is not the pump it is the jets specifically the gaskets that seperate the air intake from the water lines. In order for me to help I needs to see a picture of the various jets you have or a site where I can see the jets. There are O rings on some...

Hot Tubs: @home sejourn HP 2002, program mode, stop time
program mode, stop time, time of day: As I am not sure what electronics you have it may not have a time setting if you press the light then the temp button not both at same time one right after the other it should show filter cycle settings. If it doesn t give a start stop time then you can only...

Hot Tubs: hot jacuzzi, down arrow, jacuzzi
down arrow, jacuzzi, jets: You need to replace the keypad especially if the overlay is cracked. You can pry the old one off the shell and unplug it from the board. I had one that I even siliconed around the overlay which peels off the keypad. The new one comes with an overlay already...

Hot Tubs: hot tub makes us cough, sundance spa, spa repair
sundance spa, spa repair, water chemistry: The one Spa that I am trully an expert at and factory trained and love to work on is the Sundance. They are my favorite spa to work on. But your problem is a water chemistry issue and you maybe also be smelling the ozone if it still works. But I have the miracle...

Hot Tubs: hot tub question, control box lid, wont kick
control box lid, wont kick, broken pipe: What Balboa system is it found on the control box lid not board numbers just the label on the cover. And if you remove that cover there will be a schematic that shows you whay goes where. If its the series I think of there is an expander board thet may be...

Hot Tubs: hot tub wont start up, blowing the fuses, exec series
blowing the fuses, exec series, electronic controllers: As I stress to people I don t do spa serial numbers or brands. I only deal with electronic controllers Balboa and Gecko period don t ask me about any other controllers. When they pay me for this service perhaps I might care.Sorry don t know can t help.thought...

Hot Tubs: hydro spa fault, digital multimeter, measure resistance
digital multimeter, measure resistance, hydro spa: I am assuming thats 17 C. I would say the heater element is burned out. To test requires a digital multimeter, a clamp on ammeter is better but the normal will work. You need to test for 240 volts at the heater terminals and if it there the element is bad...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi Hot Tub Stopped Working, jacuzzi hot tub, vacuum tubes
jacuzzi hot tub, vacuum tubes, eprom chip: The most likely cause of the meltdown would be due to a loose connection on the terminal block. Another cause is improper wire sizing of the feed wire. If the GFCI is 50 Amps or more the wire needs to be 6 gauge and 8 for a 40 Amp. It is not considered a bad...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi J-340 2 pump, smart lad, ground fault
smart lad, ground fault, error codes: OK you must be very specific with me have someone power the spa while you watch the keypad. The two most common Jacuzzi failures are the hard to get at hard to replace circ pump and the pain in the @ temperature sensor that will cause both your problems.I...

Hot Tubs: jacuzzi z110 - around model year 1999, heating element, electrical cord
heating element, electrical cord, blower motors: When I get a call for a spa tripping the breaker my first approach is to disconnect the heater and try if it works the heater is bad. My next suspects are ozonators, blower motors then finally the pumps. If all this fails I disconnect the spa alltogether and...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Model LX-05 internal leak, plastic molding, foot access
plastic molding, foot access, model lx: In order to even see where it is would require removing the pump and see if the top pipe falls out. The way they are made I not sure if the bottom is removeable to access the plumbing. So you may have to work from the opening. The one I have to ocassionally...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Spa - OH flashing on controls, bay spa, spa model
bay spa, spa model, leisure bay: I need to know what electronics system you have what Balboa or gecko system you have.Liesure Bay not my choice period. Don t do them. Don t endorse or even like them. AS I have already stated leisure bay questions are n longer answered the company is pathetic...

Hot Tubs: Low speed on pump, speed operation, low speed
speed operation, low speed, gecko: I would remove the pump and have it tested for high and low speed operation outside the spa if it works the board is bad. And since Coast only sells to dealers I rip their packs out and junk them and replace it all with a GECKO IN.XE pack keypad sensors and...

Hot Tubs: Luxury baths by Arrow jacuzzi, luxury baths, jacuzzi bath
luxury baths, jacuzzi bath, test buttons: A breaker may not be turned on somewhere in the panel. Or one of the bathroom GFCI plugs on the wall in the bathroom may need to be reset. You need to see if there is some way to access under the tub. Press the test buttons on GFCI if it doesn t trip then...

Hot Tubs: A lot of jets not working....a few are?????, great lakes spa, spa jets
great lakes spa, spa jets, control knobs: Most spa jets have an open and close position by turning their outer ring one way or another about 1/4 to 1/2 turn. And some spas have diverters that send water to one side or the other. And they also have air control knobs, dials pr pushbuttons. If the jeys...

Hot Tubs: morgan spa circuit board, external temperature sensor, morgan spa
external temperature sensor, morgan spa, spa circuit: http://www.geckoalliance.com/?lang=en if you scroll to bottom lower left pick class spa systems then choose which one you have navigate the site this is also an online store or upgrade to the IN.XE but the redhead doesn t come with it I tried all I could...

Hot Tubs: OH, masterspa, massive heat
masterspa, massive heat, air temp: I would say most likely the heater and high limit relays are fused closed and i dont replace relays on a board i need a massive heat source to replace. We could probably cut and paste some relays but only on paper.. Make sure the sensor is reading actual temp...

Hot Tubs: OH, masterspa, high limit
masterspa, high limit, ac voltage: Balboa boards use a system of zero crossing detection to open and close relays such that the relays only open and close when the AC voltage is at its lowest voltage i.e. zero to eliminate relays arcing shut. In order to test for an arced shut relay is to remove...

Hot Tubs: pneumatic switches, spa pack, air switches
spa pack, air switches, internal switch: Definitelly no WD40 you need the air switch itself in the spa pack. If the bellows is pushing air its ok. The electrical air switches go bad and found at the end of the air line inside the pack. You most likely if its a single pump system you need a SPDT air...

Hot Tubs: power to board but wont turn on, glass fuses, ribbon cable
glass fuses, ribbon cable, water issue: If you have a second smaller keypad unplug it from the main ribbon cable lower left corner. The reset is to unplug the blue and yellow transformer connector from the mid board area and plug back in. Also check the two small glass fuses on the board in that...

Hot Tubs: prime the pump, spa pumps, spa builders
spa pumps, spa builders, pool pump: Fill the spa with water as spa pumps have no volute like a pool pump to fill with water. The best way is to fill the spa with water through the filter area. The filter must be removed to do this and watch for bubbles out of jets as it fills. Simply running...

Hot Tubs: problem, cal spa, water temp
cal spa, water temp, dc voltage: That is the pressure switch and it must be adjusted to be open when pump is off and closed when the pump is running. With the wires still connected you need to measure the DC voltage across the switch. 5 volts indicates open and 0 volts indicates closed...

Hot Tubs: problem with top side panel, heater element, ammeter
heater element, ammeter, supply voltage: You need a new heater element if you test current with a clamp on ammeter around one leg of the heater wire it should show over 15 amps to be more precise the heater 4-5 Kw rating divided by the supply voltage of 240 equals the heater current but as supply...

Hot Tubs: The pump is on, but the jets are not working., volt model, person spa
volt model, person spa, leisure bay: The 110 volt model is most likely a single speed pump so when the pump is on the jets should be on. If this ocurred after a water change you could have an air lock and must unloosen front pump union to get air out. Some people confuse jets with air, on most...

Hot Tubs: Recirc replacement, seal leaks, needle nose
seal leaks, needle nose, electrical connection: On the circuit board where the wire connects are tiny white tabs that need to be pressed toward the board until the wire comes out they are spring loaded to lock the wire in. Once the wire is removed you will see the opening close and the tabs will have to...

Hot Tubs: S-2 Series Leisure Bay Spa, spa model, bay spa
spa model, bay spa, leisure bay: Go read my history I discuss pressure switchs and adjustments People are so lazy they want a quick fix I have already answered and that upsets me. Do some research. Nothing personal but please read up on it then ask and I will gladly help to clarify...

Hot Tubs: Spa heater, pvc piping, spa heater
pvc piping, spa heater, buss: imply follow the heater icon back to its terminals one goes to the main buss feed the other to that relay mid board. The schematic is hard to see kind of blurry but the heater is shown mid left and buss upper right. One heater lead goes to the red or black...

Hot Tubs: Spa Pack, circulation pump, new spa
circulation pump, new spa, current unit: The spa pack must be the same class for your keypad to work and if the keypad is included use it. As far as the circ pump issue the spa it was on may not have had one and if it did then this spa pack has to have a low level programming done and it will work....

Hot Tubs: Sundance Altamar No Power to Display, camel humps, glass fuses
camel humps, glass fuses, infinite resistance: Well if your a nuclear engineer i fear for the safety of america you are the one who ripped the wire out of the spa and ground makes you a scary engineer. Well your the engineer you tell me you should have all the answers..Hmm nuclear engineer on a tractor...

Hot Tubs: spa controls, motor windings, spa pack
motor windings, spa pack, spa controls: Check both green fuses. Watch the actual relays move as they are oprn type. Measure the voltage between motor common and high or low speed for 240 volts if not trace back to the supply. I think the white motor common may be the red line feed. Sounds like a...

Hot Tubs: getting started, amp breaker, flexible conduit
amp breaker, flexible conduit, neutral ground: You only need a neutral wire from the 20 amp breaker not the 30. IT GOES INTO THE BREAKER not the neutral bar. The little pigtails off the breakers do go into the bus bar and probably already are. From your pic it looks like the 20 amp stuff is the terminal...

Hot Tubs: Three flashing dots, spa pack, spa packs
spa pack, spa packs, skimmer basket: Oh yes sorry William I sorta over looked that part. Ok the pumps hums for three reasons 1. It is seized try spinning shaft from back access hole. 2. The start switch inside the motor isn t engaging to power start windings or a start capacitor is bad. Sounds...

Hot Tubs: Tripping Breaker, measure resistance, heater element
measure resistance, heater element, ground bus: You have the load and line neutral wired to ground I would say. All GFCI breakers have a curly line neutral that goes to the neutral ground bus. If the load neutral to the spa is grounded tp thatsame bus and not to the load neutral terminal the breaker will...

Hot Tubs: Trying to get a Balboa 2000LE M7 working., jumper position, m7s
jumper position, m7s, m3 series: Here is what I need to know many pumps.? How many speeds per pump. What voltage are the pumps? What supply voltage you are supplying at what current rated GFCI? The M7 system requires configuring. Make sure all pumps are bench tested with appropriate GFCI...

Hot Tubs: tripping gfi, motor windings, hydro quip
motor windings, hydro quip, frame motors: Remove the supply lines from the spa and let them hang free in the air if the breaker trips it is bad. Had a customer new spa we ran in showroom for months we sold it electrician hooked it up and breaker tripped constant he said our spa was bad. I went and...

Hot Tubs: viking 2007 legacy II spa, legacy ii, water chemistry
legacy ii, water chemistry, reference cards: Well you visit the Balboa site I give you and navigate all over starting with support. The M7 is there with reference cards you can also get it at the Bullfrog site try both. http://www.bullfrogspas.com/ http://www.balboawatergroup.com/ you might even want...

Hot Tubs: NO WATER CIRCULATION, water circulation, union nut
water circulation, union nut, proper positions: Brand, Model & Year please. It is probably airlock. You should always fill with the hose in the filter area. You can loosen the top union nut on the jet pump - you will probably hear air come out. If it s not an airlock you will probably be in line for...

Hot Tubs: 0 on control spa won't turn on not even light, thermospa, pool supply
thermospa, pool supply, additional number: The Balboa 51705 is a generic control panel. The ThermoSpas control panel will use the same generic Balboa part number but will have an additional number to indicate it has been modified to work with ThermoSpas proprietary circuit board. May tub manufactures...

Hot Tubs: 1 pump not working and leaking water, calsparepair.com, pump leak
calsparepair.com, pump leak, pump leaking: Most likely the shaft seal in the pump has failed and leaked long enough to rust and seize the front bearing of the motor. While it is possible to replace the bearing and reassemble the wet-end it is often more cost effective to simply replace the whole...

Hot Tubs: 1994 Beachcomber, digital spa, spa packs
digital spa, spa packs, logic system: On the side of the main 2400 box is a smaller box on the right remove its cover then remove the two large red wires from the heater element and try powering it up and if the spa stays on your need to replace the heater element that simply threads in. Those...

Hot Tubs: 1996 Emerald Cygnus Spa DS-4, jet pumps, air bubbles
jet pumps, air bubbles, calcium deposits: When this product is used spas no longer need draining except for repair warmer is better but it works.When a motor just hums it is due to either a seized pump or in your case a centrifugal start switch not allowing the motor start windings to engage which...

Hot Tubs: 2001 sundance marin 850 hot tub, wire connector, reset button
wire connector, reset button, circ: There is no easy reset button. I would say its the circ pump. Try disconnecting it from the circuit board and retry. Use the eraser end of a pencil to push the white tabs below the wire connector to remove the wires. If the spa powers up you need to replace...

Hot Tubs: 2005 cal spa with 2100 board, www.actionsparepair.com, cal spa topside blank
www.actionsparepair.com, cal spa topside blank: The transformer supplies power to the topside control panel and operates all the relays on the circuit board. If the transformer is mounted to the box and plugs into the board you can test the voltage output by checking between the yellow wires. You ll...

Hot Tubs: 2006 (?) Catalina spa just "buzzes", pump impeller, pools and spas
pump impeller, pools and spas, electrian: The motor is either seized as in not freely turning due to bad bearings or pump impeller or simply rust and best repaired by motor dissassembly. Or the motor start switch isn t engaging. When a motor is seized the start windings come on but can t get the motor...

Hot Tubs: 96 Cal Spa 3000 display, http://actionsparepair.com
http://actionsparepair.com: Check all the fuses on the board before replacing anything. Some older Cal Spa boards had separate fuses for each pump. You would be looking for an orange SC-20 fuse. If the fuses are good and the Pump 2 relay does not work while the other relays do work...

Hot Tubs: Air pressure switch, whirlpool tub, air button
whirlpool tub, air button, patent number: Ok what you need is a Techmark Air Switch if it has 3 wires on it you need a SPDT air switch. The sponsors found below on my reply can supply you with one and you can get online from them. They have an electrical connection and an air line you need to connect...

Hot Tubs: air control valve issue or is it the jets?, air control valves, air control valve
air control valves, air control valve, venturi effect: Most jets have a water line that sends out water and a separate air line that feeds air on the neck jet size types replace the thread in insert that has three O rings and any other defectice jets as the jets must seal and separate the air from the water lines...

Hot Tubs: Balboa Aux Control 1400D, button keypad, th time
button keypad, th time, support category: This sounds like a bad aux keypad. This does not rule out the board. Spa companies are continually try to confuse technicians requiring us to charge more as we are required to learn more. To be honest I must visit the Balboa web site for the 100 th time to...

Hot Tubs: Balboa Control Panel, sensor faults, great conductor
sensor faults, great conductor, resistance value: There is no schematic as Balboa keeps it secret and unless you were the engineer that designed it you will never find unless you reverse engineer it. Who has the time better to use solid state relays and PLCs. Balboa uses zero crossing when turning relays...

Hot Tubs: Balboa Lite Leader 54114-H, jumper info, continuity test
jumper info, continuity test, h model: Here is what you need to do find out which 240 volt hot terminal red or black makes a direct connection to the heater with a continuity test you must do this with at least one heater lead disconnected. Once you determine which lead it is connect your power...

Hot Tubs: Balboa Spa, time delay fuses, digital multimeter
time delay fuses, digital multimeter, gfci breaker: Does the box you speak of have a breaker inside or just a connector box? Check the breaker panel for a GFCI breaker with a test button. The spa must be connected to a GFCI breaker period no plug. Do what you need to follow the wire if they ran it you can find...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber 530 Jets, spa shop, geographical location
spa shop, geographical location, jets: Depending on the year of the spa and if you want OEM jets you would have to find a Beachcomber dealer like us. However you can get generic maybe look different cosmetically but are the same jet. Some have chrome some are grey some are white. Look at the sponsors...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber leaking when filling!, wood dowel, beachcomber hot tub
wood dowel, beachcomber hot tub, wet insulation: Was the water not leaking by the pumps there is a drain near them and unions and pump seals. If the leak was internal in the foam get a thin stick like a 1/4 inch wood dowel and start poking to find wet foam or elevate the spa on blocks then fill with water...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber Older Hottub, beachcomber hottub, control knobs
beachcomber hottub, control knobs, air bellow: The heater element is most likely a 4KW @ 240 volts draws 16 Amps then you add the maximum current draw from the pump motor label and varies depending on the pump HP rating. If it for example 10 Amps the current would be 26 Amps so a 30 Amp breaker would work....

Hot Tubs: Brett_Aqualine EM203-T, calsparepair@gmail.com
calsparepair@gmail.com: Can you send me photos of the equipment area including any visible components such as pumps, blowers, etc? A photo of the current topside control panel would also be useful. You can send to: calsparepair@gmail.com. I will be able to tell you which...

Hot Tubs: Bullfrog hot tun not heating, dip switch settings, stainless tube
dip switch settings, stainless tube, orange plug: There are no switch settings to simply disable the heater and I would suspect previous owner rather than the dealer to sabotage a spa. If no error messages are showing have them replace the heater assembly ie stainless tube with heater and two new sensors....

Hot Tubs: balboa 2000 le m7, dead bacteria, amp supply
dead bacteria, amp supply, alkalinity increaser: Go with a 50 Amp GFCI breaker 10 feet from the spa and feed from the main power with a 50 Amp supply breaker the best choice or use a 50 Amp GFCI in your main panel with a mechanical disconnect outside like air conditioners have it is the law now. I am gonna...

Hot Tubs: balboa pump, pump impeller, loose union
pump impeller, loose union, lack of water: I would say the water level is too low or a dirty filter or an air lock in the pump. A pump that works then stops is doing so from lack of water could be a loose union on the front pump union or bad gasket in that union. It is also possible the pump impeller...

Hot Tubs: balboa suv m7 pump problem, www.calsparepair.com
www.calsparepair.com: Is the pump 110 or 220 Volts? If 220V can you verify it is getting 220V and not 110V? A 220V pump that is missing one leg of the power (only getting 110V) may behave as you describe. Is it only the motor that is stopping/starting or do you hear or see...

Hot Tubs: beachcomber hot tub no bubbles, knowledgeable pool, pool and spa
knowledgeable pool, pool and spa, inch diameter: This spa was in a transitional period where some of the jets thread in I assume. It is a great spa but if the jets are loose you will not get any air. It is difficult to explain how to fix. I shall try the jets turn off and on by rotating them 1/2 turn if...

Hot Tubs: Where to begin, www.calsparepair.com, replace equipment pack
www.calsparepair.com, replace equipment pack: Based on the chip number (H136R1A) the control box is made by Balboa Instruments and the tub is likely made by Jacuzzi. Unless the equipment is obviously in bad shape I would first hook up the tub, fill it and find out what does and doesn t work. The tub...

Hot Tubs: blower, vacuum cleaner motor, tub plumbing
vacuum cleaner motor, tub plumbing, blower air: The blower motor is an AC bruh type vacuum cleaner motor one end suck the other blows. There are dedicated jets for blower only it does not feed all jets just sometimes holes drilled in the bottom, Find a pipe with nothing connected and force the blower air...

Hot Tubs: brunt transformer, logic gates, eaton corp
logic gates, eaton corp, volt dc: I have scores of boards with transformers the only place would be through the sponsors on here that supply parts. The part number on the transformer is probably an OEM thing and a dead number do a web search you may get lucky. The specs most likely a dual...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa circulation times out, www.actionsparepair.com, no low speed pump
www.actionsparepair.com, no low speed pump: It sounds like you have multiple problems. When started from the control panel it s normal for the pump to time out after 15 minutes. The low speed pump should come on any time the water temperature drops below the set temperature. The low speed should...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa light replacement, http://www.actionsparepair.com
http://www.actionsparepair.com: The easiest way I have found is to use a hole saw that is slightly smaller than the the hole in the shell. I start by drilling a small pilot hole in the center of the light from the front. I then use the hole saw to carefully separate the light flange...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa PS-4 replacement parts, http://www.actionsparepair.com
http://www.actionsparepair.com: Balboa makes a great retro-fit kit that replaces the control box, heater, topside control panel and all the pump and blower cords. Depending on the topside control panel currently in the tub you may have to cut your own bezel to cover the hole the existing...

Hot Tubs: CalSpa 5000, heat element, heating element
heat element, heating element, electric meter: If the heat light is on but the tub is still not heating you most likely have a bad heating element. The pump will run 24/7 because it never reaches the set temperature (100 degrees is default when you reset the breaker). The tub heats to the low 80 s based...

Hot Tubs: CalSpa 5000 Electric Motor, vent holes, spa owner
vent holes, spa owner, air vent: It could be seized. You can try to spin the shaft with pliers - you should be able to see the shaft between the water end and motor end of the pump. If it spins and the shaft doesn t look real rusty it could be a bad starter capacitor. But if it s hard to...

Hot Tubs: CalSpa 5000, http://www.calsparepair.com, shaft seal
http://www.calsparepair.com, shaft seal: The seal can be replaced. It should be a PS201 . You ll first need to remove the five bolts that hold the front housing to the volute. Then, you ll need to remove the impeller from the shaft by rotating it counterclockwise while holding the shaft. There...

Hot Tubs: CalSpa Double VIP 1995, http://www.calsparepair.com, topside control panel
http://www.calsparepair.com, topside control panel, heater relay chatters: If the topside control panel looks at all like this: http://www.calspas.com/replacement_parts/images/parts/ELE09200460.jpg it will have to be replaced. The panel is sealed and cannot be serviced or repaired. If the panel is a Supra the temperature...

Hot Tubs: CalSpas Error Code SN, http://www.calsparepair.com, Sn error
http://www.calsparepair.com, Sn error, sensors: Sn flashing with temperature indicates an imbalance between the sensors and may be a temporary condition. This error may clear by pressing any button on the control panel. If Sn is displayed alone and the tub is shut down a sensor imbalance has been...

Hot Tubs: Canadian Spa Not heating, spa controllers, heater element
spa controllers, heater element, allexperts: When a heater does not come on a pressure switch is the main suspect. When I test a pressure switch I look for zero volts across its terminals be it a pool or spa heater any voltage across it when the pump is on indicates it needs adjusting or replacing. Make...

Hot Tubs: Cheaper settings, kilowatthour meter, arctic spa
kilowatthour meter, arctic spa, economy mode: The only way to calculate the mode in anyones specific case short of sitting by the spa for a month and timing the number of hours the heater is on is to buy a KWH (KiloWattHour) meter on the tub supply only and try different modes leaving set point temperature...

Hot Tubs: cal spa 2100 hot tub overheating, http://www.calsparepair.com, motor running in high speed
http://www.calsparepair.com, motor running in high speed: Since you have already replaced the temperature sensor; If the thermometer reading is more than one or two degrees different than the display reading it will indicate the sensor is correctly measuring the water temperature but the circuit board is incorrectly...

Hot Tubs: cal spa 5000 (2001), www.actionsparepair.com
www.actionsparepair.com: Turn off the breaker. Unplug the topside control panel from the circuit board. Turn on the breaker. If the tub starts a normal heating and filtering cycle you ll need to replace the topside control panel. If it continues to turn things on/off with...

Hot Tubs: cal spa 5000 sreies, www.actionsparepair.com, Cal Spa 5000
www.actionsparepair.com, Cal Spa 5000, Cal Spa 2100: TURN OFF THE POWER and check the fuses on the circuit board: http://www.actionsparepair.com/images/circuit_boards/52299.jpg If you are certain you are getting 220V AC between Red and Black at the circuit board you should also verify you are getting 110V...

Hot Tubs: cal spa model cs 007 heater model ps2, http://www.calsparepair.com, cal spa owner's manual
http://www.calsparepair.com, cal spa owner's manual, door interlocks: You can likely find a manual at: www.calspas.com/manuals. They should have .pdf files going back to about 1985. Most older tubs were equipped with door interlocks. If the door is open the tub will not operate. If you look on the center post between...

Hot Tubs: cal spas 2000 pneumatic series, cal spas, suction system
cal spas, suction system, electrical problem: I would find out if there s power at the spa - if not it s an electrical problem. I m afraid I m not familiar with that system. Sometimes if a pump starves for water it will thermally overload but reset itself after it cools. Sometimes it burns out...

Hot Tubs: changing out a tspa-1, http://www.calsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com: How old is this tub? Some of the older Gecko boards (especially the S series) are no longer available. Unless you know the used pack is 100% functional and have tested it yourself you may just be inheriting another malfunctioning control box. Balboa...

Hot Tubs: circulation pump runs constatly, dimension one spa, math exercise
dimension one spa, math exercise, dyslexic reader: Take the spa pump voltage and multiply by the high speed spa current and divide by 1000 to get the Kilowatt ratings. For example a 240 volt pump on high speed draws 10 Amps is 2400 watts or 2.4 Kw then multiply the number of hour a day you use it say 1 hour...

Hot Tubs: Some colours not working in LED light, marquis spa, main spa
marquis spa, main spa, purples: Some LED lighting if there are a series of lights are run by a control module that turns on red, blue and green LEDs in which case you are probably missing pinks and purples as well and of course all combinations of blues. These modules are small boxes with...

Hot Tubs: control panel not working, hp max, mach 2
hp max, mach 2, mini panel: Oh you don t want to get it from us we are in Canada and dont get that keypad get the next better version compatible with the balboa system that uses that keypad as several others work with it. So now you are going to remove the access panel via screws and...

Hot Tubs: control panel not working, best electronics, controller board
best electronics, controller board, keypads: I am picturing the small torpedo shaped keypad with LCD display and being 5 years old the warranty is over I would replace it with the larger oval keypad. There are several different keypads that work with your controller board. I am gonna give you the Balboa...

Hot Tubs: control reset, www.actionsparepair.com, panel lock
www.actionsparepair.com, panel lock: What make, model and year of hot tub do you own? Alternately, what make and model of control box is installed? You may have to remove the cover of the control box and check inside for a wiring diagram to determine the make and model of the control box...

Hot Tubs: The display pad and power are not working., 30 amp fuse, zero volts
30 amp fuse, zero volts, catalina spa: first off you need or I need to know how long it sat idle and has the breaker tripped it off. Troubleshooting procedures include measuring the supply voltage in the heater voltage the heater current all fuses for continuity and ground fault shorts. Are you...

Hot Tubs: display panel not showing read out, thermostat control, spa pack
thermostat control, spa pack, oaisis: There could be a break in the wire from keypad to spa pack below it mice like to chew holes in wires and check all fuses. This looks like a Red LED display from Balboa. It could be a bad keypad if the wire is ok. If you can t see or set temp and the keypad...

Hot Tubs: "dr" reading on Hydro Spa Omni 2007, hydro spa, impeller
hydro spa, impeller, gasket: Yes. An air pocket in the heater could cause the dr error. You will need to open the air relief plug on the pump and/or loosen a connector on the heater to release the air. The dr error can also be caused by anythig that restricts flow through the...

Hot Tubs: drain/refill/gfci tripping, insulation breakdown, heater elements
insulation breakdown, heater elements, heating element: The various stainless steel heater elements you see with all the bends is an outer tube with a fine nickel chromiun heater filament surrounded by a magnesium oxide insulating material that loves to absorb moisture that gets in when a heater is left dry. To...

Hot Tubs: Eclipse Hot Tub-Nothing on keypad works, leisure bay, default settings
leisure bay, default settings, hot tub: If the keypad is blanl it needs replacing if no keys work it needs replacing otherwise the LX05 $ 300 board needs replacing. If someone gave me one of these spas the first thing I would do is buy a balboa controller and keypad. Start with the keypad....

Hot Tubs: Emerald Cygnus Spa, jet pumps, circulation pump
jet pumps, circulation pump, noise sound: How many jet pumps does it have? Does it have a seperate circulation pump? Does the noise sound like a loud humming noise? I think you should try to isolate what pump is turning on & off, open the equipment area and see what you can find. Let me know - we...

Hot Tubs: electric current in water of hot tub/spa, hot tub spa, thermo spa
hot tub spa, thermo spa, secondary windings: This spa must have LED lighting is it salt water or fresh, Most spas use 12 volt AC feed from a step down transformer with a ground shield between primary and secondary windings in which case the GFCI will never trip unless the primary gets wet. While most...

Hot Tubs: FC mode on Cal Spa 2200, http://www.actionsparepair.com
http://www.actionsparepair.com: FL is the Flow error and is most commonly caused by dirty filters or blocked bottom drains in the foot well of the spa. It can also be caused by too many closed jets or by shut off valves that are partially closed. If none of the above fixes the...

Hot Tubs: Filtration Cycles Working?, lithium ion battery, filtration cycle
lithium ion battery, filtration cycle, numerical digits: Sounds primitive like cannibalism lets short a lithium ion battery the buy a new one. I need more detail you can get off the board the pack the panels the pictures. I am not sure of the price of these spas they look expensive and allen bradley contoller seems...

Hot Tubs: FL code and possible connection to heatre, http://www.actionsparepair.com
http://www.actionsparepair.com: It is entirely possible the valve is stuck closed. The T handle and the stainless steel shaft can separate from the gate inside the valve. The handle will pull up and appear to be open but the valve will actually be fully or partially closed. If you have...

Hot Tubs: FL error on 2100 series, www.calsparepair.com, FL error
www.calsparepair.com, FL error: The FL error is generally caused by an obstruction of flow through the heater or by a defective pressure switch. Unless the plastic piece in your filter is obstructing flow to the pump it is not likely the cause of the error. The most common cause...

Hot Tubs: Follow up: Hot tub constantly runs, www.calsparepair.com
www.calsparepair.com: I think you may have the wrong expert (name isn t Pete#. What make and model of control box is in the tub? Without more information 24/7 operation is sometimes caused by a stuck relay on the circuit board. This can often be fixed #temporarily# by forcing...

Hot Tubs: 1994 Beachcomber, beachcomber, customer care
Hot Tubs: 1994 Beachcomber, beachcomber, customer care

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber 530 Jets
Hot Tubs: Beachcomber 530 Jets

Hot Tubs: Watkins Jetsetter Model J / No Heat, circulation pump, high limit
Hot Tubs: Watkins Jetsetter Model J / No Heat, circulation pump, high limit, having trouble finding

Hot Tubs: flo sensor, http://www.actionsparepair.com
http://www.actionsparepair.com: You more than likely have a flow restriction or pressure switch problem. Remove the filters and reset the breaker. If the problem disappears you need to clean or replace the filter cartridges. If that does not work you most likely need to replace the...

Hot Tubs: No flow from pump 2 but it comes on ?, jet motors, water leaks
jet motors, water leaks, filtration system: Sorry for the delay. The diverter vakve you speak of has a gate inside that needs sanding smooth. Don t pry it the large outer cap unthreads off and the cicular diverter pulls out and is probably full of scratches just sand it smooth and on the inside of the...

Hot Tubs: Gecko S-Class, 3 dots, spa pack
3 dots, spa pack, red dots: Recheck for those 3 dots again and read through my past replies re adjusting or replacing S class pressure switch. The low speed pump relay may be bad also. There is a way we can fool the system into seeing pump one low speed only winding as a circ pump but...

Hot Tubs: Gecko s class circulation, www.actionsparepair.com
www.actionsparepair.com: Press and hold the Light button for five seconds to access the filtration cycle settings. Use the Up and Down to change the filtration duration (0 to 12 hours). This will set a filtration cycle of the selected duration every twelve hours. If you select...

Hot Tubs: great lakes hot tub tripping breaker, http://www.calsparepair.com, breaker trips
http://www.calsparepair.com, breaker trips, GFCI trips: It sounds like a bad heating element. If this is a newer Balboa system the -- display means it is testing to get an average water temperature. It then fires the heater for a short period to test for water flow. If the breaker trips at this point...

Hot Tubs: great lakes hot tub tripping breaker, heater element, heater elements
heater element, heater elements, new element: I would say you need a new heater element but in order to have the new element under a warranty the whole heater tube assembly must be replaced as burnt heater elements carry not warranty it may cost a little more so consider the price of a single element...

Hot Tubs: ground fault keeps tripping, electric heater elements, insulation tester
electric heater elements, insulation tester, heater element: The element must be specifically for the M7 system as the regular bow tie heater doesn t allow enough clearance for the sensors in the tube. Once you have the tube out remove the two retainer nuts with a 3/4 wrench and remove the element and get one the same...

Hot Tubs: gulf coast spa lx 5000, http://www.actionsparepair.com
http://www.actionsparepair.com: Do you hear a relay clicking in the box when you turn Pump #2 on/off? Check the labels on the motors of both pumps to see if they are the same voltage (most usually are). If both pumps are the same voltage TURN OFF THE POWER and plug Pump #2 into the...

Hot Tubs: Hawkeye Older Model 360436, power gauge, heating element
power gauge, heating element, great shape: I really don t know about Hawkeye. It should be a bad heater if you have power to it. I would be surprised if the element were missing. You will have to pull out the heater, take it to a few spa places to match it up. They might also have a timer. I think...

Hot Tubs: Hawkeye, Schooner, http://www.actionsparepair.com
http://www.actionsparepair.com: TURN OFF THE POWER and try turning the motor shaft manually. You should be able to access the shaft in the space between the motor and the wet end or you can remove the dust cover on the back of the motor and turn the shaft with a screwdriver or wrench. ...

Hot Tubs: NO HEAT, http://www.calsparepair.com, http://www.actionsparepair.com
http://www.calsparepair.com, http://www.actionsparepair.com, no heat: If the heat light is not coming on the problem is most likely not the element. It is more likely a pressure switch malfunction. You can find pressure switch troubleshooting here: http://www.calsparepair.com/Trouble/FL_Error_Codes.htm If the pressure...

Hot Tubs: Hot Springs Jetsetter tub conversion to 110 volt, amp breaker, 220 volt
amp breaker, 220 volt, jetsetter: There should be a diagram on the control box cover showing the JP pins. If it shows a jumper only on 1 pin it s considered off - if it s across both pins it s considered on. Hope this helps - if it s new enough put a pin on JP10 to have the display show...

Hot Tubs: Hot Springs Vanguard leaking, slats, water line
slats, water line, hot springs: Wow. First I ve heard of a double moto leaking. If you are the original owner it is under warranty. Don t do anything more or they might try to void the warranty. Hopefully the Tech will be thankful you did all the digging. If it s not warranty: The older...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub Filters continuously, serenity spa, galaxy series
serenity spa, galaxy series, heater element: I really don t know about this one. I would think a single relay would be for all filter cycles, and if stuck closed would effect all cycles. Maybe a topside control problem. You should have it set for standard & not economy. In my experience it s more economical...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub heating element - phone cord wrapped around it, calsparepair.com, masterspas
calsparepair.com, masterspas, heat element: Heating elements are bent to a particular shape and already have stainless steel clips to prevent rattling. When properly installed a flow through element should not rattle. You should report this issue to MasterSpas customer support: customerservice@masterspas.com...

Hot Tubs: Hotspring Highlife 1996 Electrical question, circulation pump, electrical question
circulation pump, electrical question, light flashes: It s a igh limit that s tripped. If it s an intermitant problem it could be a dirty filter. Pull the filters out, reset the power and see if it happens again. Make sure there is NO debris in the spa that could get sucked into the circulation pump. If your...

Hot Tubs: HydraBaths pump, model t ford, emerson motor
model t ford, emerson motor, spa pumps: The part in the plstic box is an airswitch that controls the high and low speed of the pump. On the rear shaft of the motor is the flywheel you should be able to push it forward half and inch and it should spring back all the way to a stop if it doesn t move...

Hot Tubs: heater, leisure bay, pressure switch
leisure bay, pressure switch, high limit: I don t have a schematic but you cn make one if you can draw all the parts as you see them and simply draw lines for the wires to the part locations you don t even have to know what the part is just what it looks likes and how they are joined then we make...

Hot Tubs: heater element, www.actionsparepair.com, lite leader heat element
www.actionsparepair.com, lite leader heat element, balboa heat element: The heat element will be in the stainless steel tube behind the control box. To change the element: 1. TURN OFF THE POWER 2. Open the front of the control box and remove the two black wires from the element. 3. Remove the brackets that hold the stainless...

Hot Tubs: No high speed, speed jets, spa pack
speed jets, spa pack, eprom chips: Thanks for the pictures now I know what Balboa controller and keypad. I consider a spa pack a combination of the controller box and keypad. Does the low speed come on when you power it up? ince the high speed runs when you press the relay rules out the pump...

Hot Tubs: hot springs spa for vacation rental, hot springs spa, hot springs spas
hot springs spa, hot springs spas, spa guy: HotSpring does not use filter cycles. They have one filter dedicated to the circulation pump that runs 24/7. I have seen many HotSpring for a vacation rental. I wouldn t use one for a Hotel situation or super heavy use. If it s a single family rental, I don...

Hot Tubs: hot tub, http://www.calsparepair.com, motor pulses
http://www.calsparepair.com, motor pulses, pump turns on and off: Is the motor running continuously and the water is pulsing or is the motor actually turning on and off? Do you hear a relay clicking on/off in the control box? If the motor is running continuously you most likely have a suction leak somewhere. When the...

Hot Tubs: hotsprings spa, spa control, spa water
spa control, spa water, ready indicator: Here is how the indicators should work on your spa: At a glance, the indicator lights are readily visible on the main control panel. The three indicator lights (POWER, READY and CLEAN) work independently from the rest of the control panel display. That...

Hot Tubs: hydro-quip HQ-1001, hydro quip, amp fuse
hydro quip, amp fuse, two speeds: What about which components makes them look like they should be replaced? Have you checked the 30 Amp fuse? Plugging the pump into the blower will only test one speed. The pump should have two speeds. Does the pump work on either speed or not at...

Hot Tubs: cannot increase temperature on Sundance, Capri spa, ribbon cable, ohmmeter
ribbon cable, ohmmeter, ribben: Well tell them to test your keypad before buying there is no way to bypass the keypad period and Sundance recommended to me once to replace keypad and board. Looks like you got to pay somebody some money to test a new keypad before they invoice you and since...

Hot Tubs: intake check valve required?, checkvalve, bypas
checkvalve, bypas, straight section: The purpose of the check valve was to prevent pump 1 that shared the circ pump drain to starve it of water especially on high speed which may result in a flow error but was advised this chec valve was not needed and no longer available from them. Do the bypas...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi J-340 circulation pump, wine corks, circulation pump
wine corks, circulation pump, correct voltage: Sorry I don t have the part number (a local Jacuzzi dealer can get you one) - make sure you order the correct voltage 110V or 220V (it will say on the circ pump) - they come both ways. It should be pretty easy to replace, I believe it s right behind the control...

Hot Tubs: Jets wont run, http://www.calsparepair.com, air lock
http://www.calsparepair.com, air lock: It sounds like the pump is air-locked. If you haven t already you should turn the tub off to prevent damage to the pump. You can find Cal Spa owner s manuals all the way back to 1985 here: http://www.calspas.com/manuals/ Many of the smaller tubs were...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Clear Tubing, pvc tubing, bay spa
pvc tubing, bay spa, extreme makeover: I am gonna give you a site to visit to solve your problem http://www.cwsnaturally.com/spa/ this has an intensive spa flush and the stuff works when done right and the key is the proper flush watch the video. We have done a dozen or more spas now since March...

Hot Tubs: leak in a 20 year-old Beachcomber, blow up pool, extreme makeovers
blow up pool, extreme makeovers, man unit: I agree it is the second best spa ever made second only to Sundance and never Jacuzzi the worst spa ever made but these are my own opinions. The only way to find the leak if it is not pump seals is to drain and raise the spa about 3 blocks high in the air...

Hot Tubs: lightning hitting hot tub, spa pack, fiber optics
spa pack, fiber optics, insurance man: I would say time to call the insurance man shattered conduits. On a normal spa the initial tranient current can be 1000 time normal current while high it is milliseconds. Sounds like the main board heater relay is fused. You may need a new or repaired board...

Hot Tubs: low jets don't turn off, low speed, pint
low speed, pint, hot tub: Either the spa is not reaching set pint temperature due to a bad heater or the board relay is fused shut and the contacts need to be pryed apart. If you compare the high speed to low speed relay the high will have open contacts and low closed then turn off...

Hot Tubs: Maxxus J6 Sensor plug, flow switch, sn3
flow switch, sn3, high limit: The pins should noy some out if done right. If they do they will give errors j6 left side upper lower temperature sensor far right next is high limit and the central locator slot has the flow switch both wires on all sensors are abov and below. Colour is irrelevant...

Hot Tubs: marquis mirage heater won't work, circulation pump, spa repair
circulation pump, spa repair, jet pump: For some reason my email firewall rejects this pix period so simply test the jet pump for operation it may be bad or seized,Check all fuses. Look for a large steel heater tube or a small pump. Most likely you have from the tiny pix only one two speed pump....

Hot Tubs: Nylon in hot tub lines, nylon panty, monetary reward
nylon panty, monetary reward, suction side: Best bet is to remove the pump and take it apart the front housing has 8 screws. The O ring is floating somewhere in the cavity. This made my day and probably yours drain the spa we will get you happy. The small hose you speak of is there to join all pumps...

Hot Tubs: Older Beachcomber Problem, queen charlotte islands, pushbutton control
queen charlotte islands, pushbutton control, circuit resets: I strongly advise against any component bypasses in any spa especially a GFCI breaker that must be tested montly and recorded as good for your own personal safety. The high limit is that red button you press in the little black box. With power off remove the...

Hot Tubs: Pacific hottubw/ pht 2002 titanium spa pack, spa pack, heater element
spa pack, heater element, board relays: Sounds like a closed pressure or flow switch staying closed when it should open keeping the heater on and boiling the water or a fused heter relay. The water is boiling in the heater tube with no flow causing the hiss. Once the relays fuse shut the control...

Hot Tubs: Pool heater, hercules brand, jumper wire
hercules brand, jumper wire, incomplete combustion: A bad pressure switch can easily be replaced. It does not have to be specific to the Hercules brand. If you must bypass sensors such as the flame rollout switch to make the heater work it is an indication of other problems such as a plugged heat exchanger...

Hot Tubs: Pump Seals, inter pump, shaft seal
inter pump, shaft seal, gate valves: I assume when you say other pumps you have one on the right one on the left and a smaller one in the middle. The small hose that joins all three pump is a barb fitting that threads into the front of each pump and those threads over time leak or the barb cracks...

Hot Tubs: no power, www.calsparepair.com, www.actionsparepair.com
www.calsparepair.com, www.actionsparepair.com, FLO error: What is the make, model and year of the hot tub? Alternately, what is the brand or model of control box in the equipment area? The FLO error usually means restricted water flow or a pressure switch problem on just about any brand of hot tub. You can...

Hot Tubs: pump tripping at self diagnositc, www.actionsparepair.com
www.actionsparepair.com: Control systems will sometimes behave this way if the control box or topside got wet. Otherwise, TURN OFF THE POWER and unplug the topside control panel. Turn the power back on and wait for the normal filtration cycle to start. If the tub behaves...

Hot Tubs: recircpump and 2cycle pump not turning on, amp fuse, jet pumps
amp fuse, jet pumps, circulation pump: 50 amp is fine, as long as the jumpers on the board are set for it. The heater will only come on with one jet pump on. When both jet pumps are on the heater will turn off. You can try the fuses, I m not sure but I don t think they have anything to do with...