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Hot Tubs: 1996 Cal Spa 2000, kv transmission line, gfci breaker
kv transmission line, gfci breaker, spa 2000: The flash is nothing and normal just a nice light show. Imagine the arc on a 40 plus Kv transmission line. Women treat themselves to a bath, manicure and massage. Men buy a 300$ plus Tim the Toolman clamp on ammeter or better yet that dream scopemeter. Circuit...

Hot Tubs: 1998 Sundance Rio "OH" warning, water check, ohmmeter
water check, ohmmeter, high limit: Before changing the high limit, I would change the water temperature sensor which is the usual cause of OH in the Sundance or test the resistance of the temperature sensor with an ohmmeter. At 104F it is 16149 ohms, at 100F 17490 ohms, at 75F 32700 ohms. If...

Hot Tubs: 2003 Sundance altimar leak, water leak, tommorow
water leak, tommorow, leaks: The leak could be just a pump seal at that age both pump seals should be changed while empty with the OEM part or equivalent viton seal. Before buying or moving the spa remove the left panel on the keypad side and maybe put some water in and see where it is...

Hot Tubs: 2004 Cal spa Alantic Dry warning, heater filters, cal spas
heater filters, cal spas, cal spa: You are the one who mentioned safety suction switchs and how many heaters do you have one off each heater. Have you ever cleaned or replaced your filter. Do you have 25 gallons a minute flow through the heater. Filters must be cleaned once a week soaked once...

Hot Tubs: 87-88 hot springs grandee, circulation pump, electrical motor
circulation pump, electrical motor, flow path: You have an air lock in the pump, the age of your spa may use one pump with two speeds. The low speed running at 1725 rpm is used to heat the water at a more economical speed, the high speed 3450 rpm uses the same water flow path with an increase in water...

Hot Tubs: Aqua Flo pump, aqua flo, aqua flow
aqua flo, aqua flow, motor trips: If you plan to replace it get the whole pump cw new seal, impeller and housing and get a 2.5 Hp model you will find a big difference and make sure you note old motor connections as per old tag on motor and match with new motor connections on its tag. Aqua...

Hot Tubs: no air bubbles, air bubbles, air mixture
air bubbles, air mixture, intake valves: If you are not getting air mixture into the jets while they are running on high spped then most likely you have some worn or loose jet internals. This will cause water to flood into the air controls causing them not to be able to suck any air through. So go...

Hot Tubs: Baker-Hydro Package, zero volts, amish country
zero volts, amish country, hydro spa: The Amish use coal heaters rem they have no electricity. I think the diagram is on the barn wall. If I had your old manual spa controller in front of me I could reverse engineer a schematic for you. Make it so. Here is how to trace an older manual spa. Start...

Hot Tubs: Balboa SUV m-7 - cannot set temp, lcd backlight, pump priming
lcd backlight, pump priming, new spa: If this is a new spa why are you fixing it and not them if its under warranty? I need to know what keypad you have and check the schematic on back of front panel for keypad or visit the Balboa web site. The M7 uses several keypads. what brand of spa is this.Do...

Hot Tubs: Balboa VS500 HH reading, heater tubes, heater element
heater tubes, heater element, reading question: One thing I think of is the element you used. Did you replace the whole heater tube or juat the element. It is a special element for that system the standard element touches the left side sensor which will cause the HH. The element you need must have a dip...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber Heating Element Failure, board relays, zero volts
board relays, zero volts, heater element: You probably got the element from me if your in Ontario and maybe even talked to me. So here is what you need to do. Leave the burnt heater in the tube but disconnect both wires for the sake of running the spa. Connect the meter to the heater wires AC 200...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber Hot tub, foot jet, spa reviews
foot jet, spa reviews, flow switch: You have two options replace the flow switch taking care to orient it the right direction so closely note how the old one is in there. What I do is install a pressure switch in the stainless heater tube by removing a plug the hook the flow switch wires to...

Hot Tubs: Blinking Lights, three dots, pressure switches
three dots, pressure switches, dirty filters: Gene, The three dots flashing means the heater has been deactivated by one of several things. Either there is a problem with the pressure switch in the heater unit in which case it is either not closing and sensing enough water going through the heater tube,...

Hot Tubs: Blown Breaker Destroy Circuit Board?, power fuses, heater element
power fuses, heater element, dr phil: Remember donations are always welcome. For others sake reading this a hot tub is more than hot HOT water if a dedicated GFCI line to the breaker box is not used. Stove and Dryer plugs are not acceptable but then the streets of LA or Detroit have been know...

Hot Tubs: Breaker size for hot tub, gfci breaker, amp breaker
gfci breaker, amp breaker, gauge wire: yes as long as the gauge of wire you use meets the code for 50 Amps, The spa has internal fuses to protect things. The worst thing is to underate the wire size followed by breaker size. 8.6 Amps sounds like low speed current for a true 4 Hp pump or is this...

Hot Tubs: Brett Aqualine EM-104 heater, power reading, heater core
power reading, heater core, pressure switch: The best way to do this is find the lead from the element that goes back to the contactor directly use this as one probe of the meter. the other lead moves around start with the other contactor side it should be 240 or 110 depending on your supply. Trace back...

Hot Tubs: blown fuse, slow blow fuse, amp fuse
slow blow fuse, amp fuse, blown fuse: No the fuse is rated for the board increasing it can melt things. The best thng to do is measure the current on the high and low speeds of the pump and compare to the motor nametag. Measure the current going through the fuse and see is on or what happens to...

Hot Tubs: breaker kicks off, high speed motor, sencer
high speed motor, sencer, beaker: I would say the small circ pump may be the problem. Does the breaker reset after tripping. You need to dissconnect components one at a time till you find what is tripping the breaker like ozone or blower or circ pump and heater until you find whats bad...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa No 220V going to heater... no heat, cal spa, relay control
cal spa, relay control, switchs: Short all vacuum and pressure switchs and try to get power to the heater, Most likely the relay control circuit is bad which is a board thing if you have no error messages. A relay coil could be bad but I would doubt that. I think the relays on that board...

Hot Tubs: Catalina tub short cycles, thermal overload
thermal overload: What I think is happening is your pump needs service the run windings are not engaged and shutting off on thermal overload sfter the 30 seconds which then resets when the windings coll left as is the motor will fail and need replacing. Have the pump tested...

Hot Tubs: Coast Manhattan, 3 dots, heater element
3 dots, heater element, spa pack: The high limit is soldered to the board and stuck to the heater tube with a ribbon type connection on the lower right part of the board and not available as a user installable part. The pressure switch should show uoen when the pump is off and closed when...

Hot Tubs: Coleman Spa OH message, coleman spa, precision screwdriver
coleman spa, precision screwdriver, volt meter: If you have open type relays on the board turn the power off and see if the contacts on all relays open if not shove a flat tooth pick or precision screwdriver and make them open. If they are open and close when you power up with a hot water temp I think the...

Hot Tubs: Control in freeze protect mode, spa control, spa systems
spa control, spa systems, economy mode: You have told me the spa model and make not the actual electronics controller type. Freeze protection is a feature that when the water reaches a certain low temperature like 50s will turn all pumps on to keep from freezing until water reaches a certain temperature...

Hot Tubs: Crown XL blinking lights, precise adjustment, pressure switch
precise adjustment, pressure switch, hot tub: I think you should come here while i hold your hand to adjust. The pointy edges is the thing but it requires precise adjustment, Got a meter get one and let me guide you. the pressure switch must open when the pump id off and close when it is on you have the...

Hot Tubs: change keypad from celsius to farenheit, tsc 8, sensor cable
tsc 8, sensor cable, tim tim: Tim, Usually the Fahrenheit to Celsius setting is done within the control box by moving a set of jumpers on the PC board. So I don t know how that would have gotten changed. First try turning off the breaker for a few minutes and resetting it and hopefully...

Hot Tubs: coleman hot doesn.t work, spa pack, new spa
spa pack, new spa, work question: The Balboa VS 500 series is good but the keypad is small. I personally like the Gecko IN.XE with the INK400 keypad. But it seems more expensive in america. The S class Gecko with TSC 18 keypad is usuable as well. Choose between a Balboa nd a Gecko first and...

Hot Tubs: control panel, catalina spa, spa pack
catalina spa, spa pack, spa controls: Since you have a Gecko feed it crickets. Is there any error message? Hmm a frozen lizard. Are there flashing dots? Is this an LED red display or the grey LCD thing? The main problem with most spas as I have stated numerous times and you could write a book...

Hot Tubs: countrol, cal spa, air switch
cal spa, air switch, voltage wires: You need to replace the actual air switch inside the electrical panel. It has three wires on some six on others. Mark down what wires go where. Pull the air line off unthread the nut remove the wires and install a new air switch as the one is stuck in high...

Hot Tubs: FL code on display, thumb wheel, pressure switch
thumb wheel, pressure switch, wheel: The problem isn t the pump at all. It is the pressure out of adjustment. When the pump shuts off the switch is staying closed. Find the thumb wheel on the pressure switch on the heater tube once you have the FL message, then turn the thumb wheel inward clockwise...

Hot Tubs: FLO, sundance spa, circulation pump
sundance spa, circulation pump, heater element: The small circulation pump that feeds the heater is bad and thus no flow and the error message while sometimes running jet 1 can make flo go away when it is off the flo xomes back because thecirc pump is bad best determined by looking at the flow switch T...

Hot Tubs: FLO 2 - Sundance Optima Spa, flow switch, best bet
flow switch, best bet, switch problem: The FLO2 is a flow switch problem and the best bet is too replace the flow switch. The flow switch is like a magnetic alarm switch on a door. In this case when there is no flow the switch opens up and when the flow is off the switch is open. FLO2 is caused...

Hot Tubs: FLO Morgan Spa, morgan spa, motor shaft
morgan spa, motor shaft, induction motor: Either the motor is seized or the start switch is not engaging. The hum indicates the above problems. Remove the little cap at the end of the motor with power off use a flathead on the end shaft of the motor it should turn freely in which case its the starter....

Hot Tubs: Flo Message on Coleman Spa, aqua flo, coleman spa
aqua flo, coleman spa, volt supply: The best way I have found to test a motor especially two speed is to remove it from the system and actually test it on a bench with a 230 volt supply for both high and low speed as well as start switch, capacitors and pump seal. Or simply verify the wire to...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber Hot tub, foot jet, flow switch
Hot Tubs: Beachcomber Hot tub, foot jet, flow switch, tub water

Hot Tubs: Blinking Lights, water tubes, heating element
Hot Tubs: Blinking Lights, water tubes, heating element, pressure switch

Hot Tubs: countrol, air switch, mechanical switch
Hot Tubs: countrol, air switch, mechanical switch, low speed

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi J465, ozonater, culprit
Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi J465, ozonater, culprit, replacement parts

Hot Tubs: Nothing on spa will work anymore, pressure switch, flo
Hot Tubs: Nothing on spa will work anymore, pressure switch, flo, jets

Hot Tubs: Old Hot Springs tub/Water pump, flow problem, low flow
Hot Tubs: Old Hot Springs tub/Water pump, flow problem, low flow, hot springs

Hot Tubs: outback spa, pressure switch, salt air
Hot Tubs: outback spa, pressure switch, salt air, virgina

Hot Tubs: flo message, outdoor furnace, emerald spa
outdoor furnace, emerald spa, correct temp: Jack, It sounds like the pressure switch in the Balboa pack is sticking closed. This will cause the readout to read Flo once the spa gets up to temperature ant the pump stops running. Sometimes you can easily remedy this by adjusting the pressure switch...

Hot Tubs: flo reading, weekend spa, pressure switch
weekend spa, pressure switch, thumbwheel: When brand new with a new filter and fresh water the pressure switch is set to work over time the filter gets dirty, the pump gets lazy and the pressure switch needs adjusting. Find the pressure switch on the heater tube and turn the thumbwheel out ccw 1/2...

Hot Tubs: frozen hot tub, water ice, crac
water ice, crac, alberta canada: Frozen already you north of 60? Well I am from Canada but not frozen yet. If the freeze didn t crac plumbing to cauze leaks the electronics can withstand your cryrogenic environment. I would say you should be ok if there are no leaks did she not drain the...

Hot Tubs: Great Lakes spa - Balboa 2000le non m7 will not power on, great lakes spa, amp fuse
great lakes spa, amp fuse, gfci breaker: Lisa, Basically if you have checked all the power coming into the spa pack and have checked all the fuses including the main system fuse which should be a .3 amp fuse and they check good for continuity then I would have to say it is a bad circuit board....

Hot Tubs: Heater, water leaks, gauge wire
water leaks, gauge wire, control circuits: Is this 240 or 110 volt. I would say change the thermostat and check for any loose contacts along the heater control circuits. The heater may need to be replaced. Look around the heater for water leaks near the contacts especially in the case of thread in...

Hot Tubs: Heater Elements, gfci breaker, element problems
gfci breaker, element problems, heater element: I have a customer who constantly burns out elements. There are two types of heater element problems. One is the element burns out like a light bulb does with no continuity. The other is the element developes a ground fault condition that trips the GFCI breaker...

Hot Tubs: Heater not working, limit button, electrical heater
limit button, electrical heater, mechanical pressure: Well I would have no idea what spa you have. The red high limit button should only trip with excessive hot water. As this soundslike a mechanical relay logic spa you have a mechanical high limit in series with a mechanical thermostst and mechanical pressure...

Hot Tubs: High limit switch on Vita spa, vita spa, copper tube
vita spa, copper tube, spa dealer: The thermostat will also have the same configuration should you ever need one. If the copper tube gets broken it is junk and no way to repair as the bulb is filled with a liquid which expands with temperature change and closes as switch contolled from a mechanical...

Hot Tubs: Not Hot Hot Tub, volt supply, pressure switch
volt supply, pressure switch, volt meter: Is your supply voltage 120 or 240 volts. If its 240 volt supply and only getting the same 120 v a heater relay is probably bad. Put one meter probe on the red wire of the heater and the other on the supply red give me the reading and do the same black to black...

Hot Tubs: Hot Springs Vanguard ozone problem, hot springs spa, venturi effect
hot springs spa, venturi effect, ozone problem: The spot you remove the air hose from has a thread on nut with a ball and spring in it that acts as a check valve. Remove the nut to let the ball and spring out and remove the spring and put the ball in only and try the if no luck remove the ball also and...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Drained, liquid pvc, plastic screw
liquid pvc, plastic screw, screw hole: You can use a good gasket silicone but you need to use hose clamps or something to given it added security from coming out. Some plumbing clowns chose to use some metric/english/chinese combos in a communist plot to sell their plugs. Do what you can to make...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Pump Question, hot tub spa, accurate temperature control
hot tub spa, accurate temperature control, spa builders: The low speed winding of the pump may be bad and needs testing especially if you changed the air switch. I invite people to convert to digital, you will save in power with a more accurate temperature control and filter cycles not available in manual spas and...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub blower tripping breaker, vacuum cleaner motor, carbon brushes
vacuum cleaner motor, carbon brushes, induction motors: Blower motors are not induction motors like the pumps for pools and jets are which in theory are complex to explain in simple terms. Blower motors have windings on both the motor rotor and stator with carbon brushes like a DC motor. In essence they are a noisy...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub flowing backwards, jacuzzi hot tub, induction motor
jacuzzi hot tub, induction motor, reversible motor: The spa you have comes without a skirt and has two hose lines coming from it sometimes many feet away is the pump. All pumps have an intake hose always at the front of the pump and this hose must go to the skimmer to the pump intake. You have the intake and...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub tripping breaker immediatley, heater element, temperature sensors
heater element, temperature sensors, heating element: You need a new heater element my dear to be safe order a complete heater tube with sensors to have a warranty. I could come from canada with an element but for warranty get the new tube cw sensors. Mind you I d love to do the work but too far away. Balboa...

Hot Tubs: Hydro Spa won't heat past 64, hydro spa, heater element
hydro spa, heater element, heating element: Being at 64 degrees measure the resistance of the sensors which should be 40K ohms at 65, 30K at 77 and 55K at 53. At 100 it would be 17K. So resistance decreases as temp increases thus NTC thermistors. One additional thing is to measure the actual current...

Hot Tubs: heater wont turn off on hot springs spa, hot springs spa, air switches
hot springs spa, air switches, air bubbles: Dear Bill since you have a round tub you really like that has mechanical air switches and gave you years of service I invite to upgrade this spa to a digital control unit with a digital keypad to set and control temp more precise. The pump will no longer have...

Hot Tubs: heating Balboa SUV M-7, external pumps, highway mileage
external pumps, highway mileage, economy mode: The best mode to use is the standard mode and set the spa at the temp you use it at and leave it there. Raising and lowering temp after each use consumes more electricity. The heater element consumes as much power as all pumps combined. The M7 has a 5.5Kw...

Hot Tubs: hi limit probes, spa supply, maax
spa supply, maax, contact central: You need to know if its an S class or M class and even though it says high limit its the temperature sensor. You could contact Gecko in Quebec but if its an OEM part under patent they won t sell it even to a non Maxx dealer. If your in Ontario contact Central...

Hot Tubs: hot spot spa needs help, hot spot spa, spa pack
hot spot spa, spa pack, volt system: The pressure switch controls the heater in series with the high limit and thermostat. I see no timer. I would almost suspect the low speed winding of your pump as being bad. On the older relay logic manual spas the low speed pump would run 24/7 to filter and...

Hot Tubs: hot springs clasic, digital spa, spa models
digital spa, spa models, light buttons: Spa models don t help me as I don t look up specific spas just the electronics that control them. I need the electronics or pictures. Its good you didnt have to wake your spa and better yet it goes to sleep on its own especially on a school night. Make sure...

Hot Tubs: hot tub, spa repair, electrical problem
spa repair, electrical problem, loose wires: The most usual cause of sparks is loose wires especially the main terminal block which of course is done with the power off. The best place to start is the power wires. To best understand electricity requires a study of electrical engineering and transient...

Hot Tubs: hot tub, insulation breakdown, insulation tester
insulation breakdown, insulation tester, loose wires: In some cases the start winding stays engaged and will overheat the motor. Bad bearings can cause stress on windings, diet, clogged vents and insulation breakdown can overheat a motor. Everytime a motor overheats the insulation begins to break down eventually...

Hot Tubs: hot tub cycles on too frequently, california cooperage, digital spa
california cooperage, digital spa, mechanical switches: Sometimes a key combination of temp then jets or light then jets can put you in a filter set mode being an older spa info is harder to find. This sounds more like a loose wire than a filter cycle or a bad thermostat connection. See what you can find and get...

Hot Tubs: hot tub jet motor and 23-- flashing in topside control, electrical control panel, control question
electrical control panel, control question, jet motor: The high limit is a safety feature to keep you cooking like a lobster imagine a red rachel. The heater relay on the board may be stuck closed. And I stress folks who wish to be spa tech must purchase and learn to use a clamp on ammeter/ AC voltage meter and...

Hot Tubs: hot tub losing water, filter level, dampness
filter level, dampness, water level: Dena, If the water level keeps dropping down to the filter level there would have to be a leak somewhere in the filter housing or possibly at a jet that may be at that level. So you may have to remove the siding to inspect the entire spa to see if there...

Hot Tubs: hot tub odor, residual water, chems
residual water, chems, hotsprings: You need to get a spa flush chemical you put in the water to clean the lines. Remove the filter and run with this chemical as per instructions then drain and then wash the shell with a spa cleaner and rinse with a hose and shop vac residual water and refill...

Hot Tubs: hotspring portable spa sovereign model, buss bar, amp breaker
buss bar, amp breaker, heater element: When ever I see a breaker tripping on newly installed spa is to start by removing wires on the heater element and trying. And I also check that the GFCI was installed correctly as the line neutral curly wire goes to the panel neutral buss bar BUT the spa...

Hot Tubs: inflatable spa cover repair, inflatable tube, expanding foam
inflatable tube, expanding foam, vinal: Shawn, Sorry but I never heard of such a cover like you have as the only ones we use down here in Florida is the standard Vinyl covers with the styrofoam inserts. I imagine if you could somehow inject some expanding foam into the inflatable tube that would...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi J465, company engineers, temperature reading
company engineers, temperature reading, repairman: While 250 is a little high it depends what meter is used to test if its NIST traceable then it is probably very close to perfect. Is the circ pump working as this will cause the keypad to flicker and trip a breaker. If you have a smaller keypad called a convenience...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi on / off switch broken, remote control switch, jacuzzi tub
remote control switch, jacuzzi tub, access panel: I would remodel the bathroom to make an access panel you like as the pump will eventually leak and need fixing. The switch is in a box near the motor and you probably have a pushbutton in the spa to turn it on. You could put a timer you turn on before getting...

Hot Tubs: Jet Pump doesn't work, tiger river spa, jet pump
tiger river spa, jet pump, sumatran: You need to test the voltage going to the pump, check all fuses. Does the pump make any attempt to start like a hum noise. The pump should be removed and have it tested as it may be no good. If it hums it needs repair and don t leave power to it if it hums...

Hot Tubs: Leak from air intake, tiger river, leak water
tiger river, leak water, outer face: Paul, Sorry there are no real instructions for removing a jet internal. Most of them are quite easy to remove and replace. All you should have to do is turn the outer face of the jet counter clockwise while pulling out and the insert should twist lock out...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay, amp fuse, weird coincidence
amp fuse, weird coincidence, flow sensors: If you can send pictures over the next replies daily so I can review and did you test the motors by themselves. When I suspect a motor it goes to my bench for testing with my power supply and if it passes my tests I look elsewhere or the problem, stay in touch....

Hot Tubs: Leisure bay hot tub wont shut off, mode reset, leisure bay
mode reset, leisure bay, continuous mode: When you change filter cycle modes it usually takes 24 hors to take affect. Double check the filter cycle and make sure it isn t in continuous mode, Reset the power and check filter mode again it is possible when you srt filter cycles it wasn t accepted...

Hot Tubs: lever diverter, guts, hot springs
guts, hot springs, sovereign: Jack, If the diver valve just popped off, sometimes you can repair it by getting a new valve and just replacing the guts to the valve from the top of the spa . But if the body itself is cracked you will need to replace the entire valve which will require...

Hot Tubs: no low speed, thermo overload, ac volts
thermo overload, ac volts, spst relay: Check the high limit relay as well which feeds the low speed relay. Measure AC volts from the white common motor wire on the board ( not white neutral) to both sides of the relay contacts. Since this is a SPST relay the contact that moves should have 240 if...

Hot Tubs: Marquis Euphoria heater problem, economy mode, heating element
economy mode, heating element, correct temperature: The Ec would indicate economy mode check to make sure its in standard mode. Check the voltage to the heater when the light is on and if the 240 is there the control is working to determine if the element is bad requires the current flow in the heater be measured...

Hot Tubs: Marquis Reward dr & ohh error codes, controller error, correct ph
controller error, correct ph, speed jet: There are so many things to check like the resistance of both sensors. The pump high and low speed operation outside the spa. The best bet is remove the pump and test high and low speed using 240 volt dryer power. Once you know spa pump is good and both sensors...

Hot Tubs: Morgan Oceanside spa lights and display work but nothing else works, gfic, pressure sensor
gfic, pressure sensor, braker: The white common on the pumps is already connected to the white common through the plug from the pump to the board. Look at the schematic and put the wires on the board to the pin numbers they go to I am not sure what you mean about this pump wire. The three...

Hot Tubs: main light flashing, beachcomber hot tub, spa
beachcomber hot tub, spa, victoria: Being in Victoria with the best insulated spa why do you turn the temperature up and down the cost to heat water from 60 to 104 exceeds the power to keep it at 100. What year is the spa? And what is this main light you speak of. What keypad is this the premier?...

Hot Tubs: marquis quest no low speed, sensor pad, voltage meter
sensor pad, voltage meter, proper voltage: Bob, If the pump works on high speed but not low I would first check the pump cord to make sure that it is plugged in securely to the control box and also examine the plug end to make sure there is no burnt terminals on the plug or receptacle. If that checks...

Hot Tubs: mother board for balboa motherboard, glass fuses, achip
glass fuses, achip, motor connections: Leave number 3 alone in its up position make sure all jumpers are the same as well as motor connections. The main changes that would be needed is converting 120 to 240 volt operation and would on apply and worth if the pumps were 120v, Glass fuses on the boards...

Hot Tubs: motor voltage problem, spa pack, blown fuse
spa pack, blown fuse, recepticle: Steve, It would depend on what voltage your pump is to what you would be getting out of the receptacle although you appear to be testing the wrong wires. You should be reading voltage between the white wire and the red or the white wire and the black depending...

Hot Tubs: Nordic Crown Hot Tub, point temp, high limit
point temp, high limit, temperature sensor: Maybe fused relay contacts on the board or a bad temperature sensor. You need to measure the volts at the heater when set point temp is reached if it doesn t go to zero and shut off then relays or control is bad you should end up with a high limit error...

Hot Tubs: Nordic Hot Tub Blown Fuse, amp fuse, 3 dots
amp fuse, 3 dots, blown fuse: The pop and smoke sounds like more than a fuse, the 3 dots indicate a flow problem. Disconnect the heater replace the fuse and try it. If all works ok replace the heater. There may be a problem with the pump. Inspect the board for burns. The heater relays...

Hot Tubs: Nordic hot tub - failure to heat, chris answer, heater element
chris answer, heater element, degree water: Put it back to the 220 before you make more work for me. Take any circuit breaker panel, the top two breakers on right side will have 240 volts same on left and all the pairs down the panel.Same with the double pole breakers like the stove or dryer and spa...

Hot Tubs: Nothing on spa will work anymore, spa control, catalina spa
spa control, catalina spa, wire cutters: In reading all this what is the actual problem? The breaker tripping? When you tested the heater in water did you do it with a GFCI breaker and ground wire on the element and same with blower. A heater element can heat and still have an internal insulation...

Hot Tubs: Old Hot Springs tub/Water pump, spa pumps, tiny mite
spa pumps, tiny mite, jet pumps: Do you have a small heater pump like a tiny mite as well as a seperate jet pump high and low or does the low speed of the jet pump heat the water. If any pump trips a breaker it needs rebuilding or servicing and in some cases with tiny circ pumps they need...

Hot Tubs: Only half the jets running in spa, nuclear power plant, person spa
nuclear power plant, person spa, flex tubing: What is this Icon15 enlighten me. When we sell a spa we do an orientation at the spa with the customer re chemicals and operation because we back and service what we sell makes us number 1 in our area we dont just sell we become a friend you can feel good...

Hot Tubs: Ozonator, uv bulbs, plug style
uv bulbs, plug style, correct voltage: Jim, It really is a matter of preference between the two ozonators. The advantages/disadvantages are that the UV bulbs usually last longer but omit an odor that some do not like but the CD ones do not have an odor like the UV ones but do not last as long....

Hot Tubs: Ozone trips GFCI on filter cycle, ozone unit, ozone generator
ozone unit, ozone generator, gfci trips: You must be sure no water is getting into the ozonator as this will trip the breaker. Replace the small check valve in the air hose. If water got into the new ozonator it must be dried out to use. I would say water is getting into the unit from the air hose....

Hot Tubs: older hot tub, insulation tester, heater element
insulation tester, heater element, ground fault: Yes you have a ground fault short in your heater element. The element may still show continuity like a fuse but the internal insulation has broken down causing a short to ground that can not be measured by that multimeter I stress you homeowners buy. Only...

Hot Tubs: outback spa, ptc ntc, nags head nc
ptc ntc, nags head nc, electronic terms: You don t do summer rentals? The main cause for spas to overheat is either a bad temperature sensor usually a thermistor in electronic terms and shall spare you the engineering class unless you wish a discussion on PTC NTC theory. The sensor is most likely...

Hot Tubs: overfilled indoor jacuzzi and now won't turn on, indoor jacuzzi, jacuzzi tub
indoor jacuzzi, jacuzzi tub, ozonator: I hope you didn t take that reply personally. It wasn t directed at you. Here is what you do get out your hair dryer and look for where the water went on the board, ozonator or inside a pump and dry it out. The larger pumps can handle water on them nut the...

Hot Tubs: PDC Spa, speed jets, gfci
speed jets, gfci, power button: The very first thing I do with a breaker tripping problem is to remove both wires to the heater and try this rules out the heater. Next I disconnect ozonators, blowers and circ pumps and try. I repeat with every device till I find that cause. I had one that...

Hot Tubs: Pumps, sorry cant, low flow
sorry cant, low flow, gfi: What can I say you made the pump impossible to get at if you called me to repair your spa I would make you remove it from where it is or refuse to fix so if you wanted me to fix you would have to bring the pump to me or be charged double to remove. Actually...

Hot Tubs: Purging, gulf coast spa, canadian winters
gulf coast spa, canadian winters, question sir: The manifold is probably not visible it is usually surrounded by insulation and if your just moving a spa it is not a problem since it won t see minus 20 C. Its only the Canadian winters we try and remove all water we can. Moving the spa will drain everything...

Hot Tubs: pcb relay, emerald spa, speed motor
emerald spa, speed motor, single speed: A 20 year old spa would not have a circuit board. So what motor runs jet level 1 seems it needs replacing also. Not sure what you mean by pulling it apart. The single speed motor is probably a high speed at 3450 rpm and not the heater pump. The low speed of...

Hot Tubs: No power, zero volts, spa model
zero volts, spa model, zero resistance: If you have the 240 volt to the terminal block and 120 volt each to the load neutral white on the terminal block and to green ground then check all fuses you have the meter make it work for you. Make sure the keypad hs a good connection. Rem on a system powered...

Hot Tubs: pro form storm, economy mode, sleep mode
economy mode, sleep mode, warm milk: Probably a defective keypad that doesn t recognize the buttons. Give it some warm milk or beer but not through the keypad. Try and get someone to try a new keypad before you buy. Balboa had so many modes over the years I think the engineers are confused, standard...

Hot Tubs: pump relacement issue, apollo spa, aqua flo
apollo spa, aqua flo, spa motor: The cord from the motor has a plug on it. At the motor the green wire is ground simple enough it hooks to the motor case. Then there is the white that MUST go to the common connection on the motor which is shown on a sticker on the motor as the position common...

Hot Tubs: RE: how to set jumpers for filtration cycle intervalls, filtration cycle, jumper settings
filtration cycle, jumper settings, balboa: Steven, Usually on most Balboa systems the filter cycle is set on the keypad but pushing the Temp and then the jets1 button. The filter cycle is usually set to come on every 12 hours for the amount of hours set on the display which should read F and a number...

Hot Tubs: Re: Sundance Marin Reset Switch?, reset switch, air blower
reset switch, air blower, wai: Yes disconnect that noisy motor and perhaps try it again in a week or wai till summer you don t wanna risk a trip in the winter. If you get below freezing leave it disconnected. The blower is tricky to remove and replace if you never done before but you could...

Hot Tubs: Replace foam in hot tub, wooden dowel, home insulation
wooden dowel, home insulation, foam insulation: I am not quite sure of the valve you speak of without seeing it. The main water fromthe pumps goes to a manifold that takes the 2 inch NPT flex to several 3/4 NPT flex to water all the jets. If you examine a jet body there is also an air line that runs to...

Hot Tubs: re: no power, circulation pump, blown fuse
circulation pump, blown fuse, spa pack: Bill, If there is power into the spa pack but nothing at all powers up I would assume there is a blown fuse somewhere in the pack. So check closely in the pack and test any fuses for continuity. If all fuses check good and you have verified all the wires...

Hot Tubs: replace/repair broken jets, ball bearings, jetsetter
ball bearings, jetsetter, light socket: Jets usually come assembled in one piece to fit in a jet body or light socket the jet being the bulb , nobody changes a filament but some people bust the bulb off in the socket and use whatever means necessarry to remove not familiar with the jet or spa pictures...

Hot Tubs: replacing heating element, stainless steel tube, heating element
stainless steel tube, heating element, shut off valves: Jan, To replace the element all you should have to do is open end one end of the tube (providing the spa is drained or has the shut off valves closed)and pull the element out of the tube. Then you can slide the new one in, push it up through the holes and...

Hot Tubs: No response, pools and spas, solar pumps
pools and spas, solar pumps, pool coatings: I have no website so you need to ask again here this is the only place I answer questions unless rejected due to lack of knowledge. Concrete pool coatings are not answered here. Leaks, plumbing, solar, pumps, motors, controllers, heaters, filters, electrical/electronics,...

Hot Tubs: S-Class spa , no low speed pump or heat, funnel webs, spa pack
funnel webs, spa pack, deg c: The reconfigure is done from the keypad that specifies if you have a seperate circ pump or if pump 1 is a dual speed and used as the circ pump. It also chooses deg C or F and some other things. If you do a web search for Gecko electronics you can access this...

Hot Tubs: Safety suction, vacuum switch, cal spa
vacuum switch, cal spa, pressure switch: You need a vacuum switch located in the plumbing to the front of the pump. It looks like a pressure switch but works on vacuum instead of pressure. The cal spa uses a pressure switch on the output and a vacuum switch on the input that must be synchronized...

Hot Tubs: Spa guy left town ! HELP !, jet pumps, spa guy
jet pumps, spa guy, spa pack: Kent, First you would have to make sure that the Gecko pack even accepts a circ pump and all your other components you are using. If so then the only other problem would be whether they are the correct voltage. The good thing about the in.xe packs is most...

Hot Tubs: Spa Heater Inop, drive crashes, spa heater
drive crashes, spa heater, heater elements: There is always a place to reply to me ask a new question or email me or irc. The 2000 Le uses dual temperature sensors on the heater tube to measure water in water out temp to determine flow, temperature and over temp problems. Thus no pressure switch or...

Hot Tubs: Spa will not maintain heat automatically, g2 series, economy mode
g2 series, economy mode, limit switches: Is the low speed coming on to heat the spa. If the low apeed is bad it will never heat by itself and make sure the spa is not in an economy mode. When you power the spa down and up again the pump should start on low speed and turn the heater on see what it...

Hot Tubs: Spa Pump not working, aqua flo, aqua flow
aqua flo, aqua flow, air locks: Is the power still going to the pump when it shuts off. If so I would take it in for testing. You can test the windings with an ohmmeter but the insulation on the windings requires a megohmmeter.If they are breaking down the motor will overheat and the internal...

Hot Tubs: Spa won't heat, sna message, hydro spa
sna message, hydro spa, circulating pump: Kris, The Sna error generally means there is a problem with sensor A, which is the left hand sensor. So with that or the OHH error coming up with the water being cold I would think there is a problem with that sensor. So I would try to replace that left...

Hot Tubs: Sundace optima spa, viton seals, sundace
viton seals, sundace, canadian snow: Thia is a leaky pump seal but requires the spa be drained and the pump seal replaced may as well do both seals and use viton seals. It is not a major problem have it done by a pro as it requires removing the impeller which could break in the process so be...

Hot Tubs: Sundance 800 series - heat will not shut off until OH appears, board exchange, series heat
board exchange, series heat, pastic: You can carefullt strip the pastic covers off the relays and check and free seized contacts, their is the high limit relay that is probably opening shutting the heat process down. The way I do it is to drill a 1/4 inch hole just deep enough to break through...

Hot Tubs: Sundance Balboa Temp / Over Heat Sensors, heat sensors, hose clamp
heat sensors, hose clamp, nylon straps: The high limit is fine otherwise you wouldn t get OH. Simply break the foam awat around the temperature sensor wire or cut and splice a new sensor in. The sensor in the filter area unthreads and water will pour out when you remove it not a big deal for me...

Hot Tubs: Sundance Display Sn1 Sn3 & 110F, space flow, limit space
space flow, limit space, sn3: Are the sensors gold ends locked in and in the proper places above and below each other. Temp sensor first two up/down holes, next the high limit space flow sensor. Shut the spa down for an hour and restart. Sounds like the sensors are not making contact....

Hot Tubs: Sundance Marin Reset Switch?, amp breaker, circuit breakers
amp breaker, circuit breakers, blower air: Sorry for taking so long to reply had to consult an old STA manual. It seems the spa has a 20 amp breaker and an (8 amp breaker for the blower motor). does the spa have a mechanical timer it looks like it does and a dial thermostat. Because your spa is that...

Hot Tubs: Sundance Montego Topside Control Panel will not come on, ribbon cables, wood chisel
ribbon cables, wood chisel, light jets: The panel housing in the shell makes a good spot for mice. Why they like cables is strange perhaps we need a poison insulation. Enjoy the spa the solution to this problem is the wireless transmitter like the tv remote. So rip the TV apart and jerry rig the...

Hot Tubs: Switching from 115VAC to 230VAC service, dial thermometer, aqua man
dial thermometer, aqua man, advantage controls: Having seen the board and the schematic K3 is the high speed pump relay being disconnected you have no high speed for the jets. Since the heater is 120 volt as is the pump the onboard transformer has a 240 volt tap the board will still only send 120v to the...

Hot Tubs: safety suction, shawnigan lake, midland ontario
shawnigan lake, midland ontario, spa supply: There is a pool and spa place out west I think maybe Alberta and one in Midland Ontario called Central spa supply that has these switchs. It is a vacuum switch that may need to tell the board when flow stops. I know cal spas use them. Their specific software...

Hot Tubs: actual spa temp, pool thermometer, oral thermometer
pool thermometer, oral thermometer, bromine or chlorine: The VS501 has the sensors in the heater tube with water running through it and the way it reads the temp I have found there is about a 2 degree difference. If you want a true reading you would need to monitor the resistance of the sensor and not the water...

Hot Tubs: My Tiger River Manora has no power, spa packs, tiger river
spa packs, tiger river, manora: One can not test a fuse by looking at it. My car looked good with a blownengine but never ran. I am not sure what a number 10plug isor where it goes or even a purpose. I no longer have payience with older spa relay logic or non state of the art spa packs off...

Hot Tubs: My Tiger River Manora won't run, spa pack, tiger river
spa pack, tiger river, manora: Vicki, If you are getting no pump to run and you have checked all wire connections to the spa pack and the pump cord itself the only other thing that may be causing a problem would be a stuck flow sensor. You can try removing one of he wires to the flow sensor...

Hot Tubs: thermo sensor, sundance spa, thermo sensor
sundance spa, thermo sensor, exterior shell: On the Sundance spa there are three panels on the keyboard side. the left ,the right and the centre panel. Remove the right panel to see the sensor wire tie wrapped to the flow switch. You need access to the electrical panel to change anyhow so remove the...

Hot Tubs: tub id, controller electronics, personal code
controller electronics, personal code, electronic controllers: It is probably an OEM personal code that no longer exists or was never published. The thing you really need is the controller electronics. Send me a keypad picture this may help if you want more info. The thing to remember is there are a select few companies...

Hot Tubs: Winter Closing, jet one, suction fittings
jet one, suction fittings, drain plugs: Drain the spa then shop vac all water you can see in the tub out, then get in the spa and shop vac all water from every jet one at a time and then the suction fittings (the part at the bottom with lots of holes. Now to the pump and heater, remove the union...

Hot Tubs: watkins sumatran tiger spa model # N 1999, sumatran tiger, circulation pump
sumatran tiger, circulation pump, spa model: Gary, The problem may be with the pump itself if you can hear it make a hum but it is not pushing out any water. This will cause the unit to lock down due to no water flow getting through the heater and cause the error lights you describe. So check to see...

Hot Tubs: wiriing question, pilot duty, leisure bay
pilot duty, leisure bay, sencor: There should be a schematic on the back of the lid on the control panel that shows its location on the board so take the cover off and check it out. The purpose ofthe interlock was to shut down the power if a panel was removed and was a pain when repairing...

Hot Tubs: wiring, spa motors, gfci
spa motors, gfci, ground fault: A ground fault is not required to power a spa but is required to use one. The purpose of a ground fault breaker is to detect any leakage of current from the 240/110 hot wires to ground that travels through water and kill someone in the tub. If you were to...

Hot Tubs: wiring diagram?schematic, cal spas, spa
cal spas, spa, wiring diagram: Larry, The only place you may be able to find a diagram would be from Cal Spas themselves. I was able to find a manual that may help you out from teh following link on their site: http://www.calspas.com/manuals/downloads/2004/2004_Spa_Manual.pdf So check...

Hot Tubs: 1993 hot springs not heating anymore, limit thermostat, digital multimeters
limit thermostat, digital multimeters, ac volts: The thermostat is behind the dial you adjust so get access to the back of it and you will find the heater as rhis is a liquid/gas filled bellows type thermostat it will have have a small copper tube with a bulb on the end that goes into the heater tube, the...

Hot Tubs: 1993 Sovereign I - Only heating with jets on., volt unit, circulation pump
volt unit, circulation pump, jet pump: Cheryl, I would think that the pump is supposed to be a 2 speed pump on which on a 110 volt unit the heater is supposed to run on the low speed, not the high. So if this is happening I would think that either it is the wrong pump or the pump is wired wrong....

Hot Tubs: 1996 cal-spa, hot tub wiring, hot tub project
hot tub wiring, hot tub project, free hot tub: Because they are proprietary, you wont have any luck finding schematics or plumbing diagrams for Cal Spa hot tubs (or likely any other brand either). Factory assembled tubs are built to strict standards that include National Electric Code, Underwriters...

Hot Tubs: 2002 sundance portofino control panel FL1, continuity tester, circulation pump
continuity tester, circulation pump, heater element: The flow switch needs replacing and make sure it in right note the arrows show flow direction and you need to replace the keypad. Its the red LED type and water gets under the overlay or the overlay cracks on the bottons. When you get a new keypad run silicone...

Hot Tubs: 220 to 110 back to 220, spa models, spa pack
spa models, spa pack, air cond: First off wire can never be too big, the problem with the electrical grid is wires are too small amongst other reasons. Same wire size as AC but not hooked to the same wire as the AC it needs its own line and breaker GFCI. I need to know what spa pack you...

Hot Tubs: 4 winds spa, balboa 500sz deck control, dirty filters, deck control
dirty filters, deck control, 4 winds: Tom, The dr, and dry codes are usually signs that there is not enough water getting through the heater. The SNS code can also come up as well with little or no water getting thorough the heater due to dirty filters or air in the lines, so clean the filters...

Hot Tubs: 5 year old bengal tiger river hot tub, bengal tiger, tiger river
bengal tiger, tiger river, heater assembly: Sometimes when a spa is drained and the heater dries out it developes a ground short to be sure remove both wires on the element and try if you have power you need a new element or get the whole heater assembly which is easier than element replacing and gives...

Hot Tubs: '99 SUNDANCE ALTAMAR - FOLLOW-UP, sensor faults, ohm resistor
sensor faults, ohm resistor, circulation pump: What you should do is try and locate a test plug for the sensors. I can tell you how to make one and unless you have an extra J6 plug requires you to cut the 3 sensor wires which you could later reconnect. I will describe how to do the option I leave to you....

Hot Tubs: Artesian Tahoe II not heating, hot tub heater, hot tub heat element
hot tub heater, hot tub heat element, hot tub heat: If the heat light is on it generally indicates all the control circuits (i.e., pressure switch, temperature sensor, high limit sensor, etc.) are functioning properly. It also usually indicates the heat relay is closing and voltage is getting to the heat...

Hot Tubs: anything to avoid?, hot tub inspection, used hot tub
hot tub inspection, used hot tub, buying a used hot tub: First, see the tub full of water, hot and running before you make any decisions. You can t tell much about a tub if there isn t any water in it. Operate all the pumps and/or blowers. Raise the temperature and check that the heat comes on. Lower the temperature...

Hot Tubs: How to avoid problems, proper ph balance, motor bearings
proper ph balance, motor bearings, water chemistry: Change the water every 3 or 4 months, wash the filter weekly and soak once a month in a filter cleaner and change it yearly. Keep the Alkalinity in the 120 ppm range first before you adjust the PH which should be around 7.6. Always shut the pumps to low speed...

Hot Tubs: Balboa Controller and Heatrer not heating past 88, ac volts, light jets
ac volts, light jets, mountain spa: Go to the Beachcomber web site I give you and go to customer care and choose download manuals go the the bottom to pre 2006 and pick the digital 2000 model. This will show you the programming on a quick card. While you are there check out their new spas, ...

Hot Tubs: Best Used Hot Tubs, granite surface, digital electronics
granite surface, digital electronics, bullfrog: Do you have any in mind? I can only give you a list from my findings. At the top of my list is Sundance and Beachcomber followed by Bullfrog and Coast. Here are things to look for: A fully functioning spa, a fully insulated spa, a shell without cracks, one...

Hot Tubs: Blinking FL message on Beachcomber, hot air gun, ceramic heaters
hot air gun, ceramic heaters, drain valve: If your model has the pump under the step you need a small heater that will fit under the step and put it on a low speed facing the pump and put the step back over things and turn the spa off for a couple days till the pump thaws out and you can open and close...

Hot Tubs: Breaker keeps tripping, spa pack, heater element
spa pack, heater element, bad hope: Amanda, The best way to troubleshoot this problem is by disconnecting all of the components that plug into the spa pack then try to reset the breaker. If the breaker holds, then one by one start plugging back in the components and if you get to one that trips...

Hot Tubs: Breaker size for hot tub, gfci breaker, amp breaker
gfci breaker, amp breaker, gauge wire: yes as long as the gauge of wire you use meets the code for 50 Amps, The spa has internal fuses to protect things. The worst thing is to underate the wire size followed by breaker size. 8.6 Amps sounds like low speed current for a true 4 Hp pump or is this...

Hot Tubs: balboa ctrl reading OHH and is locked out., heat element, riptide
heat element, riptide, impeller: Brandon, The only way to reset the OH code is to first make sure that the temperature is cooled down and then reset the breaker or power to the spa. IF the code still comes up after that then you may have some more leaves stuck in the impeller of the pump...

Hot Tubs: breaker trips, copper straps, heater elements
copper straps, heater elements, heater element: Rachel, The pump and the heater both come on about the same time as soon as the spa calls for heat. So by taking off the two wire leads that go to the element that would eliminate that from the process and if it still trips with the pump being plugged in...

Hot Tubs: Cal spa 2007 Avalon 857B intermittent SN code, cal spa, dirty filters
cal spa, dirty filters, cold weather: An SN means the sensors are out of sync caused by things like dirty filters, low water level, partially closed gate valve or similar. This very day I was at a spa whose water level was low and the pump was surging and then the pumps shut off and a flashing...

Hot Tubs: Cal spas, motor shaft, spa repair
motor shaft, spa repair, cal spas: What you need to do is get to the pump to inspect it for a seal leak. Pumps consist of a wet end at the front end with hoses on it and behind that is the actual motor with wires from it. In between them is a space and you may be able to see the motor shaft....

Hot Tubs: Calcium help, please.., bromine levels, bromine tablets
bromine levels, bromine tablets, sundace: I would be more likely to think this is white algae rather than calcium which builds up on jets and plumbing walls. Algae tends to float around in flakes. First off you should have replaced the filter before ever filling the spa. If it were my spa I would...

Hot Tubs: Caldera Utopia, spa pack, contol panel
spa pack, contol panel, shutoff valves: What is at 0 the water or the air? Did the spa have water in it at the store? How long did it sit outside before you filled it? First off its a Gecko spa pack and the usual cause is the pressure switch. To be sure you have to open the contol panel and remove...

Hot Tubs: CalSpa P-4 won't keep prime, suction fittings, filter area
suction fittings, filter area, priming the pump: Jeff, If the main pump that does the filtering keep losing prime and getting air locked, you correct in assuming there would have to be a leak somewhere in the filter area leading up to that pump. So first check the union that goes into the front of the...

Hot Tubs: Coast Spa, greater toronto area, bolts
greater toronto area, bolts, hammer: If I was up there I could do it but I am 4 hrs south. The hardest part is getting the mounting bolts out to get the pump out. I would find out from a Coast dealer in your area they may have someone who has done them before. Try tapping the back end of the...

Hot Tubs: Cold water startup, caldera spa, space heater
caldera spa, space heater, impeller: Dare I answer the last question. Here is what you must do since the water left in the pump froze the impeller is remove panels to get at pumps and put a space heater preferably ceramic inside and close up for a few days. We can revive er not my choice of spas...

Hot Tubs: Coleman OH Error Code, hot tub OH error, OH error
hot tub OH error, OH error, Overheat error: The OH code indicates Over Heat but typically doesn t mean the whole body of water has overheated. It usually means the water inside the heater is overheating. Since your tub heats from 40 degrees to 102 without a problem that tends to eliminate some...

Hot Tubs: cal spa 2200 electronic series sf code, dc volts, air locks
dc volts, air locks, plastic boots: Being a cal spa you probably have a vacuum switch or switchs on the suction side of the pump as well as pressure switchs on the outputs and all must work together for the heater to work and requires each to be tested, adjusted or replaced. These switchs must...

Hot Tubs: cal spa dip switches, cal spa, CS6200
cal spa, CS6200, cal spa dip switches: Your tub should be equipped with two 5 HP pumps. Pump 1 (Jets1 on the panel) should be a two speed pump. Low speed is used for heating and filtration cycles and starts automatically. High speed only starts when you push the Jet1 button. Since your tub uses...

Hot Tubs: cal spa temp at 100, calsparepair, cal spa
calsparepair, cal spa, cal spa control panel: 100 degrees is the default temperature for most hot tubs with Balboa control systems. The Temp Up/Down button on your control panel is used to both raise and lower the temperature. Press the Temp button once and the display will start blinking. Press...

Hot Tubs: cal spas supra 1991, hose bib, cal spas
hose bib, cal spas, cal spa: Ok I have the rotary schematic I must review and get back to you on soon for now can you solve the leak. Water on any electrical will trip the breaker and unless this is a spray nd not a simple dripping on electrical I would say no. Send a leak pix if you...

Hot Tubs: california cooperage hot tub, california cooperage, filter water
california cooperage, filter water, pressure switch: I need to know what board or electronic system you have or even picture of the keyboard as it may be possible to reset the system memory but I need to know what system you have. You can find this info on the back of the cover on the control panel by the pumps...

Hot Tubs: coast Spa, razor blade knife, bearing retainer
razor blade knife, bearing retainer, channel lock pliers: You need to put the rotor in a vise. The impeller threads off counter clockwise. What I use is channel lock pliers with one jaw in the center and the other on the outer edge and twist the impeller off. It will seem like it is seized on and probably crackle...

Hot Tubs: what does this code mean, vacuum switch, cal spa
vacuum switch, cal spa, 5f: SF stands for suction failure caused by the suction switch ( vacuum switch ) located on the hose at the front of the pump. Open the control panel look at the back of the lid to the schematic and locate the freeze sensor plug in the upper left beside temp sensors...

Hot Tubs: Dead short in Cal Spa, cal spa, electronic controller
cal spa, electronic controller, space heater: The keypad can take the overfill. Open up the electronic controller box and check for water on or around the board and the heater terminals and either put a space heater in there or better yet use a hair dryer on the board and dry it out. Any moisture will...

Hot Tubs: Dreamaker x 400 spa eletrical problem?, portable hot tub, dreammaker
portable hot tub, dreammaker, electrical panel: Its too bad you don t have another keypad to try. Does the pump start up ok no hum or noises? unplug the sensors and compare their resistances. Look at the schematic and see if there is a heater shown and get the board type. It sounds like the keypad but could...

Hot Tubs: dynasty spa, three dots, pressure switch
three dots, pressure switch, high limit: What you need to do is open the control panel and look on the board for a red light and if you find one the board needs to be replaced. Its in the lower right area and no adjustment of the pressure switch will help. This is a Gecko board and the three dots...

Hot Tubs: dynastyl spa second pump not working, tick sound, cool water
tick sound, cool water, flo: It is possible pump two start switch was sticky from sitting before you bought it or the factory had a bad fuse. Sometimes fuses just fail and replacing solves the problem. The transient start up voltage of a 230 volt pump reaches 2000 volts when it first...

Hot Tubs: Eclipse Spa, spa pack, new spa
spa pack, new spa, dreamaker: If it were my spa I would add a new spa pack with a heater as this one has none it uses the pump to to heat the spa and uses an lx05 board you probably need to replace. I am considering an upgrade for these spas but requires a rewire to 240v and no plug in....

Hot Tubs: electric heater, titanium element, water chemistry
titanium element, water chemistry, heater assembly: The same place you got the other heaters. As long as it is a physical match it will work. there are several spa parts suppliers online. Get a compltete heater assembly to get any kind of warranty. Most heaters are rated for voltage and power and as long as...

Hot Tubs: FLASHING GREEN LIGHT AT CONTROL PANEL, left turn, hot tub
left turn, hot tub, hot springs: I am old but not that old in spa years. I wouldn t worry about a flashing green light I would be more worried about flashing red ones. Don t worry you won t get a ticket this time. To be honest I am not sure but think perhaps it may be an indication the spa...

Hot Tubs: FLC error won't clear, gate valves, best bet
gate valves, best bet, gecko: The best bet since this is Gecko electronics is to change the pressure switch, which is causing the FLC. Yhe pressure switch is found on the steel heater tube. You need to close the gate valves and should lossen the union on the end of the tube to let the...

Hot Tubs: FLO error Sundance Spa Cameo 1998, sundance spa, circulation pump
sundance spa, circulation pump, water chemicals: The problem is the circ pump not pumping. If you have a see through flow switch, see if the flag moves against the center post. Pump 1 and 2 are not there to geat the spa. Pump 1 shares water with circ pump and can heat the spa up as long as sit there every...

Hot Tubs: 1993 Sovereign I - Only heating with jets on., grandee, circ
Hot Tubs: 1993 Sovereign I - Only heating with jets on., grandee, circ, spas

Hot Tubs: Cal spas, water dries, wet insulation
Hot Tubs: Cal spas, water dries, wet insulation, speed jets

Hot Tubs: CalSpa P-4 won't keep prime, cal spas, filter assembly
Hot Tubs: CalSpa P-4 won't keep prime, cal spas, filter assembly, suction side

Hot Tubs: what does this code mean, hair entanglement, drain entrapment
Hot Tubs: what does this code mean, hair entanglement, drain entrapment, spa website

Hot Tubs: flashing temp light, thumbwheel, pressure switch
Hot Tubs: flashing temp light, thumbwheel, pressure switch, caldera

Hot Tubs: Jets not functioning on Vita Spa L700 C Series, painful experiences, pipe wrench
Hot Tubs: Jets not functioning on Vita Spa L700 C Series, painful experiences, pipe wrench, shut off valve

Hot Tubs: Maax Shower, backflow valve, access panel
Hot Tubs: Maax Shower, backflow valve, access panel, water hose

Hot Tubs: Noisy pump, low speed, sundance
Hot Tubs: Noisy pump, low speed, sundance, high speed

Hot Tubs: flashing temp light, caldera spa, pressure switch
caldera spa, pressure switch, light flashes: Jon, The flashing temp light is usually an error meaning there is a problem with either the temp sensor or pressure switch. There is no really way to test the temp sensor other than to try to unplug it and plug it back in again hoping it is just a bad connection....

Hot Tubs: flo, direction arrows, continuity tester
direction arrows, continuity tester, circulation pump: Your in luck then this flow switch has removeable wires on it at the switch which you have to pull off and put an ohmmeter across its terminals next time it acts up or do the following you can use a simple continuity tester across the switch raise the temperature...

Hot Tubs: GFI TRIPS, marquis spas, change temperature
marquis spas, change temperature, time karen: Karen, It definitely sounds like you need a new keypad. Also when you do get one I would make sure it is siliconed down good to prevent water from getting on to the control box which is probably why the breaker trips. Sorry I would not know where to get the...

Hot Tubs: gecko sspa1 pump issue, loose wire, pressure switch
loose wire, pressure switch, gecko: Adam, Most of the time the Gecko packs will give you an error code such as 3 flashing dots under the temp readout if there is a problem. So check to see if this is happening when the pump does not cycle on like it is supposed to when calling for heat. If...

Hot Tubs: HEter not working after loss of water due to leak from worn seal, circulation pump, hydro spa
circulation pump, hydro spa, heater element: You need to measure voltage to the heater No voltage is a bad board relay. remove the copper bars and test continuity of the heater this will tell you if its the element. If its the heater you are best to replace the whole heater tube that comes with new sensors...

Hot Tubs: HILI code Vita Spa, vita spa, hili
vita spa, hili, dirty filters: Ed, The HILI code you are getting means that the hi limit sensor is sensing an overheat condition which will shut down the heater. This can be happening for one of 2 reasons, either the hi limit sensor itself is defective and prematurely cutting off the heater...

Hot Tubs: HL Error Code, maax spa, board test
maax spa, board test, test the water: What class of Gecko is this is it LCD or red LED display. The S class Gecko sensor is soldered onto the bord and hard to test. Other Geckos have tails, others have a hi limit red, green and black wire and can be unplugged as well as the separate temperature...

Hot Tubs: HOT TUB SHUTS DOWN WHEN UP TO TEMPERATURE, heater element, gfci breaker
heater element, gfci breaker, gauge wire: Check all wire connections and look for ones that overheated. You my be drawing too much current for the plug causing it to trip and the gauge of wire may be too small causing the breaker to shut off. The best thing to do with a plug in spa is cut theplug...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub heater not working, LF error, low flow error
LF error, low flow error, FL error: LF or FL typically means Low Flow through the heater which can cause it to overheat. Start by resetting the breaker. If the LF error pops up immediately (before any pump turns on) you likely have a bad pressure switch or bad circuit board and will...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub not not, heater element, winter mode
heater element, winter mode, heat water: It sounds like the heater element is bad especially if there is voltage going to it. The heat you are getting is from the pump seal friction. If there is voltage going to the heater when the light shows it on then it is the relays on the board andthe board...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub stops heating, jacuzzi hot tub, heater element
jacuzzi hot tub, heater element, set temperature: Patrick, It sounds like you may have a burned out heater element if the spa is calling for heat and no longer getting up to the set temperature. The OH or overheat error was most likely the first sign that the heater was overheating inside of the tube from...

Hot Tubs: Hydrospa FL Message and Tripping GFI, thumb wheel, circulation pump
thumb wheel, circulation pump, heating element: Yes you need a heater tube specifically made for that board as it has two sensors mounted in it that have to be plugged into the board in order for it to tell temperature, flow, overheat etc. This board may need configuring to your spa equipment as well. First...

Hot Tubs: Hydrospa Padlock Symbol, dip switchs, padlock symbol
dip switchs, padlock symbol, memory reset: Forget about the switchs this is an older Balboa Digital 3000 type board so memory reset won t work. They are not there thanks for the pix it helped greatly I wish everyone sent pixs. You can try the Beachcomber web site and look up the digital 3000 system...

Hot Tubs: heater, morgan spa, pressure switch
morgan spa, pressure switch, thumbwheel: It seems like the heater relays have probably fused closed then. You are boiling water in the heater tube. And unless you want to go through the task of ripping off the heater case nd maybe freeing the contacts which i have described in previous replies which...

Hot Tubs: heater problem, heater element, control pane
heater element, control pane, oem applications: It is possible the configuration settings on the board are not right if the heater and board are new. It may be looking for a circ pump you dont have and will never heat so you need to check the configuration settings and how to at their site. If you have...

Hot Tubs: hot tub, heater element, check voltage
heater element, check voltage, correct voltage: Robert, If you indeed have the correct voltage at the heater (you should be getting either 110 volts or 220 volts directly between the two element leads, depending on what voltage the spa is)then it would still have to be a bad element. Make sure you are...

Hot Tubs: hot tub not heating, heater element, leak stop
heater element, leak stop, check voltage: Anthony, If you indeed have the correct voltage at the heater (you should be getting either 110 volts or 220 volts directly between the two element leads, depending on what voltage the spa is)then it could still be a bad element. Make sure you are checking...

Hot Tubs: hot tub not heating up fully, blown fuse, water fall
blown fuse, water fall, water falls: Dennis, In order for the spa to heat the pump has to be running. So I would guess that if your waterfall stopped working so did your pump. So I would first be checking all of the fuses inside of the main control box as that would be the only thing that would...

Hot Tubs: hot tub pump goes on and off every 5 to 10 min, pacific marquis, simplicity series
pacific marquis, simplicity series, spa pumps: All pool and spa pumps have a thermal overload switch in them. Some thermal overloads are caused by a bad start switch or start capacitor or mechanical problem like bearings. If left unattended motor failure will result. Imagine driving down the highway while...

Hot Tubs: hot tub tripping GFI, heater element, defective component
heater element, defective component, bad hope: Scott, If the breaker trips immediately then the best way to determine the problem would be to unplug all of the main components from the control box then try turning on the breaker. IF it holds then try plugging one thing in at a time until you get to one...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi Quantum Plus Model 7700000, bad circulation, circulation pump
bad circulation, circulation pump, irregular intervals: Yes thats called a blower motor. That sounds like a ground fault trip. Each trip a breaker trips it gets weaker. Try lowering the temperature yes. Before you change the breaker inspect the heater for leaks around the connections. This is an older relay/mechanical...

Hot Tubs: Jets, calcium buildup, sand particles
calcium buildup, sand particles, moving parts: It ismore likely calcium buildup the best thing to do is soak the jets in hot water when the spa is drained and work the moving parts free by hand and hot water. Take them out or break them out they need to work free so if you broke dont let the new ones seiz...

Hot Tubs: Jets not functioning on Vita Spa L700 C Series, vita spa, seperate system
vita spa, seperate system, l700: You have to loosen the unions at the front of the pump only ( the intake ) until water starts coming out with the air hiss with the pump on high speed then hand tighten. Cycle the pump high low and off several times. You may have to repeat all of the above...

Hot Tubs: jason hot tub, best bet, electrical problems
best bet, electrical problems, demonstrator: Unfortunately the only solution is to generate your own it is not difficult if you draw the parts as they look and where the wires go its like a map and most are standard so the best bet is say what the problem is or even send me a pix of the control box of...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay G-2 series, filtration control, electronics system
filtration control, electronics system, software chip: This appears to be a Balboa board. Ok so the only settings you can choose is the number of hours to filter so its temp jet temp scroll and jet confirm then is that it? When you do this program set it for FC continuous, the pump won t come on immediately you...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay celebrity Tonga i think, professional electrician, spa owners
professional electrician, spa owners, leisure bay: I have searched the net for leisure bay info and manuals and found very little so I require a keyboard picture a motherboard picture and the diagram on the back of the control panel to help you folks make our own manual as it seems the people who make or made...

Hot Tubs: Maax Shower, solenoid valve, solenoid valves
solenoid valve, solenoid valves, thermostat control: To be honest I am not familiar with the system. Is it like a normal shower, does it have a pump and heater or does it use your hot and cold water and is their a digital display. If I was to design a digital shower it would use valves similar to a washing machine...

Hot Tubs: Marquis SPA , recreation series, keeps shutting down and get error 0, marquis spa, recreation series
marquis spa, recreation series, temperature readout: Mark, If you are getting a 0 where the temperature readout is, it would mean there is either a problem with the temperature sensor cord or possible the PC board itself. So the most cost effective thing to try would be to replace the temperature sensor first....

Hot Tubs: Marquis Spa model 415, marquis spa, spa model
marquis spa, spa model, ceramic type: The problem is with the pressure switch and it needs replacing or adjusting. If its a solid FL you need to turn the thumbwheel on the pressure switch in 1/2 turn wait 20 seconds and repeat until you hear a click and the pump starts. If its a flashing FL you...

Hot Tubs: NEMCO won't heat, limit thermostat, ht 12
limit thermostat, ht 12, spa control: They take up very little space and have a self contained heater and are digital better contol over heat and more efficient. Your remove a pushbutton and enlarge the opening for a keypad and a little minor plumbing and you have a new spa. The best choice is...

Hot Tubs: Noisy pump, spa model, cal spa
spa model, cal spa, ge motor: Paul, The problem is most likely the bearings in the motor going bad from either just wear and tear on the motor as that is the one that runs the most or possibility the wetend has or had a slight seal leak which sprayed water into the bearings which would...

Hot Tubs: Older California Cooperage w/ digital panel, bromine or chlorine, california cooperage
bromine or chlorine, california cooperage, chlorine levels: I need a picture of the keypad to get you a manual. You can try the leak fix stuff and see if it works otherwise its a replace parts thing. F1 & 2 are filter cycles that the manual can help with. Water chemistry you are trying to adjust the wrong thing. Start...

Hot Tubs: Optima recirc oump, laing pump, gfci breakers
laing pump, gfci breakers, electronic circuit board: You have the right replacement pump I use it all the time it draws even less current. Sundance uses a dedicated 240 volt system which means the white neutral is not used so the best bet is too tie the white wire to ground at both ends so it is a dead grounded...

Hot Tubs: Optima recirc pump, spa water, grounding wire
spa water, grounding wire, tb2: The green wire goes to the bar with other greens. Cut the connectors off the white and black and strip about 1/4 inch of insulation off each end and put them into TB2 on the board which is labelled or use the schematic on the back pf the controller door sometimes...

Hot Tubs: Overheating Sundance 750, temperature sensors, air blower
temperature sensors, air blower, digital readout: Well that answer was for an older spa. If you have Eprom 1.28G, 1.30A or 4.5D it disables the blower with an OH condition. Since you don t have a test plug or spare keypad and no other error messages and probably don t want to take several resistance readings...

Hot Tubs: Pump not shutting off, speed wire, low speed
speed wire, low speed, fct: Assumong you are 100% the pump is wired right and the fct this pump never shuts off the low speed relay for that pump has welded closed sending power to the low speed winding all the time so when you kick it to high speed you are sending voltage to the high...

Hot Tubs: proform spas, spa pumps, pump priming
spa pumps, pump priming, spa model: Not familiar with the spa but I would say you simply have an airlock and if you review some recent answers I discussed how to get rid of it. You should always remove the filter and put the hose in the opening to fill your spa all spas as this ensures the pump...

Hot Tubs: Replaced Jets now showing OH error every time Hot tub is heated to desired temp, jacuzzi hot tub, circulation pump
jacuzzi hot tub, circulation pump, back flow: David, I doubt that replacing the jets would have anything to do with the OH error unless the jets that were replaced have a smaller orifice than the originals causing some kind of back flow that would reduce the water running through the heater tube. So...

Hot Tubs: Running this beachcomber for the first time, pvc pipes, energysaver
pvc pipes, energysaver, x89: The Balboa sensors usually come as a pair with the high limit being the shorter one that goes into the heater well. The temperature sensor is the longer one and must be fully inserted into its well in the tub shell. The temp sensor may not be all the way in...

Hot Tubs: SF issue, cal spa, spa dealer
cal spa, spa dealer, last cal: Just close all the gate valves, the T handles remove the retainers and push them down all the way. The leaky part just threads in, The last Cal spa I fixed no longer has them connected but it depends on what board you have. Remember to open the valves before...

Hot Tubs: Spa Pack Troubles, ohm meter, eliment
ohm meter, eliment, spa pack: We shall all meet one day ask for the spa guy on icq chatroom. Ahh the telegram was a joke as in no more books. One day I shall receive my rewards and the fact we are attempting this theory will help us both. Be care with the drill we don t want to drill through...

Hot Tubs: Sundance 605 interlock problem, reed switches, safety device
reed switches, safety device, sundance: Bypass all interlocks they are not needed do what you have to with them to make the spa work. They are simply an old safety device long since eliminated and frankly a pain for the technician. The main purpose was to kill power when any panel was removed to...

Hot Tubs: sensors, spa shell, sensor error
spa shell, sensor error, temp sensor: On the 2000 SN indicates a high limit sensor that is under the heater tube yes. It is on the same connector as the temp sensor and if all cables look good make sure the sensor in the spa is all the way in. You might have a freeze sensor you can unplug it....

Hot Tubs: spa tripping, plastic nuts, heater element
plastic nuts, heater element, merry xmas: You need to close the gate valves T handle things the left nut lossens downward and the right one upward remove any others bolts or nuts holding it in and change the whole heater tube assembly is quickest and easiest and put a heater in there till you get...

Hot Tubs: sundance optima 2000,series 2 pump 6600-830, sundance spas, circulation pump
sundance spas, circulation pump, voltage connector: The ideal thing would be to try another keypad. The temperature sensor is also cause for concern , Compare actal temp to keypad temp if more than 2 degrees difference change the sensor. The best way to repower the spa is by unplugging the blue yellow low...

Hot Tubs: Temp sensor on a Sundance Cameo, gold spots, new sensor
gold spots, new sensor, tie straps: You are quite right when I review my past to day one I see no detailed description so your subject choice is good. Remove the centre skirt panel to reveal the control panel and remove the other wood panel to the right where you will see pump 1 and the flow...

Hot Tubs: Thermo Spa overheat, thermo spa, spa repair
thermo spa, spa repair, dial type: I would say have it done that way you get the right one. Mechanical ones have a copper capillary and bulb that if broken ruins it. It s not hard to change and since someone is coming have them check it out to be sure you don t need another part as well...

Hot Tubs: Thermospa Concord - OHH, thermospa, electronic controller
thermospa, electronic controller, high limit: TS sounds like a Gecko. What control panel did you replace and why? Did you change the circuit board? Is the circulation or heater pump working? Try checking the high limit and temperature sensor for good board connections. OHH indicates an overheat condition...

Hot Tubs: Topside controls, spa builders, drill holes
spa builders, drill holes, buttons work: If the oval is smaller than the square opening and nothing to hold it in place you buy a piece of small 1/8 acrylic from HD and cut to cover the square opening and then cut the acees for the oval in it. If the oval is bigger cut the shell to make it fit. I...

Hot Tubs: thrown breaker, heater element, hydrospa
heater element, hydrospa, luck chris: Steve, I would start by disconnecting the heater element as that is the most likely suspect. There are usually 2 copper brackets that come off of the circuit board and hook on top of the heater tube. Take both those brackets off of the heater posts and let...

Hot Tubs: timer stops at end of cycle, timer mode, thermostat control
timer mode, thermostat control, hydro spa: Jim, I don t quite understand what s going on but if the unit was in the timer mode it will the pump and heater will only run for the amount of time that is set on the pins of the timer. So when it shuts off or get to the last pin that is pulled out the pumps...

Hot Tubs: Winterize Sundance Majesta 2007, digital thermometer, majesta
digital thermometer, majesta, yellow wires: The most likely cause of the watchdog is the temperature sensor although there are other causes. Unfortunately you don t have a test plug to overide the watchdog. So you must remove the center panel to get to the controller which you must open up as there...

Hot Tubs: water heating, heater element, proper flow
heater element, proper flow, flow valve: Joe, First check to make sure the indicator light for the heater is lit on the topside and if so, then you will next need to check voltage across the heater element to make sure it is getting power to it. (110 volts or 220 volts depending on which you have...

Hot Tubs: cal spa, cal spa, cal spas
cal spa, cal spas, new sensor: Carol, The SN code usually means that there is something wrong with the temperature sensor cord. You can try locating this sensor cord which is a long, small, round, gray cable that runs from the wall of the spa to the main control box and plugs into the...

Hot Tubs: circulating pump, circulating pump, balboa
circulating pump, balboa, laing: Dale, On most of the Balboa VS packs that I have worked on used a 1/15HP, 110v, 1.3 amp, 45 GPM circulating pump. This is a full size 48 frame pump which has 1-1/2 union fittings. I would imagine that this would be about the smallest pump you could use on...

Hot Tubs: no display, circuit chip, board hope
circuit chip, board hope, radio shack: Ryan, If the keypad is spa is totally dead, I would first be checking for a bad fuse somewhere on the main PC board. If all of the fuses check out OK, then it may be a bad circuit board, but I could not begin to tell you where to test on the PC board as far...

Hot Tubs: FL error on Hydro Spa Lexxus, hydro spa, circulation pump
hydro spa, circulation pump, switch problem: Joe, If you replaced the PC board on the spa and now you get the FL code coming up, what you probably need to do is set the dip switches accordingly on the board to activate the circulating pump as being the main pump for heating. It is most likely set to...

Hot Tubs: FL error on Hydro Spa Lexxus, exact problem, google
Hot Tubs: FL error on Hydro Spa Lexxus, exact problem, google, kudos

Hot Tubs: hot spring spa temperature control, hot tub, u2
Hot Tubs: hot spring spa temperature control, hot tub, u2

Hot Tubs: pacific hot tub 2002 control panel problem, artesian spa, noec
Hot Tubs: pacific hot tub 2002 control panel problem, artesian spa, noec

Hot Tubs: fried circuit panel HydroSpa Omni, hydrospa, loose wire
hydrospa, loose wire, terminal block: Melanie, It will be hard to tell until you get the PC board replaced whether there is a problem with any other component. But if it was just burned up at the terminal block on the board, it was most likely just a loose wire connection where the wire was screwed...

Hot Tubs: Hot Springs Vanguard start-up issues, circulation problem, circulation pump
circulation problem, circulation pump, spa pack: Andy, It sounds like there may be air in the lines if you can hear the motor running constantly and the water will not flow freely through the lines. To get air out you may need to loosen the discharge union of the pump while it is running to bleed the air...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Motor Loud, easy job, bearings
easy job, bearings, hot tub: Graham, If the bearings are bad, which if you say the motor is getting louder, they probably are. Yes they can be repalced but you would have to take it to a local motor shop to have it done as most of the time the bearings are press fitted on to the shaft....

Hot Tubs: HotSprings not heating making Clicking noises, dirty filters, pressure switch
dirty filters, pressure switch, low water: Ryan, The clicking noise you are most likely hearing is the heater relays going on and off due to a pressure switch in the unit not sensing enough water going through the heater tube. This could be caused by low water level in the spa, dirty filters, air...

Hot Tubs: Hottub heater, inline heaters, whirlpool bath
inline heaters, whirlpool bath, heating elements: Hi Linda, I m wondering what you mean by submersible . All electrical inline heaters in the whirlpool bath industry have heating elements that are surrounded by water with either vaccum or pressure of that water that activates them. If you are referring...

Hot Tubs: HydraSpa Circ pump cuts out, impellor, best bet
impellor, best bet, lexxus: David, It would sound like you just need to replace the motor. It possibly has damaged something internally in the motor such as the thermal shut off switch and now it will not run continuously like it is supposed to because the thermal overload switch keeps...

Hot Tubs: heater issues, heater element, circulator pump
heater element, circulator pump, dirty filters: John, If the spa is not getting to the set temperature, the first thing you will need to determine is if the heater element is getting power to it or not. So you will need someone with a volt meter to check the two leads of the heater element to see if they...

Hot Tubs: hot spring spa temperature control, hot spring spa, uel
hot spring spa, uel, water temperature: Jeff, I have never heard of a uel-1 or uel-2 code. I would imagine it is a hi limit code such as a HL error code which is more common which simply means that the water temperature has reached over 104 degrees. But as I said I have never heard of that code,...

Hot Tubs: my hot tub isnt getting hot, heater element, indicator light
heater element, indicator light, noob: Daniel, Depending on what voltage the spa is hooked up , 110 volt or 220 volts, it may take a few hours of running before you will notice a change in temperature. For instance a 110 volt spa will take anywhere from 6-24 hours to heat up, depending how cold...

Hot Tubs: hot tub keeps running, hydro spa, cycle mode
hydro spa, cycle mode, set button: Brian, The spa has a 24 hour circulating pump that will run all the time and blows out of a few jets, which is normal. The jet pump is a totally different pump which will blow out of all the rest of the jets when the button is pushed. That pump will also...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Aurora Spa Jet Replacements, bromine or chlorine, aurora spa
bromine or chlorine, aurora spa, spa jets: Francine, If the clips are breaking on the white parts of the jets it is usually caused by some kind of chemical imbalance or too much bromine or chlorine usage. You will have to replace the entire internal, which without seeing it, I would not know which...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Hot Tub, Jets stopped working, tub jets, blown fuse
tub jets, blown fuse, jet pumps: Chris, What you have to determine is if that pump is the only pump, it should control all of the jets. So if the motor was running on high speed and none of the jets in the spa were pushing out water, then it would be either air locked or something wrong...

Hot Tubs: Marquis Euphoria spa FL (flow), operations equipment, pressure switch
operations equipment, pressure switch, good water: Paul, The FL error is generally a problem with the pressure switch inside of the main box. This switch is what senses the amount of water flow through the heater tube and only activates the heater as long as there is good water flow through the tube. If you...

Hot Tubs: Pressure switch, beachcomber hot tub, adjustment screw
beachcomber hot tub, adjustment screw, pressure switch: Terry, It sounds like the pressure switch is sticking closed. Sometimes you can remedy this by adjusting the pressure switch by turning the adjustment screw or wheel on it clockwise a turn or so to tighten the tension on it so it will be less likely to stick....

Hot Tubs: Pump running on high when heating, spa pack, spa packs
spa pack, spa packs, pressure switch: Dora, If the heater only runs on high it is one of two things, either the pack is configured with the high speed and low speed wires reversed that run to the pump or if it just does not heat when the low speed is on, you may need to adjust the pressure switch...

Hot Tubs: pacific hot tub 2002 control panel problem, best solution, hot tub
best solution, hot tub, trial and error: Jodi, It will be very difficult to say which is the problem. It could be a bad keypad or a bad PC board as long as you are sure the keypad is not locked. Consult your owners manual first and see if there is a sequence of buttons to push to try to unlock it....

Hot Tubs: pump will not start, impeller, air bubble
impeller, air bubble, garden leisure: Shannon, If you can hear the motor running but no water is coming out of the jets then either the pump is air locked or it is possible there is something clogged in the impeller or the impeller may be broken. So you may want to open up the front of the pump...

Hot Tubs: replacement capacitor, marquis spa, pacific marquis
marquis spa, pacific marquis, heater element: Don, The part you refer to is a verister that is usually attached across coil of a relay to prevent it from chattering, which can cause the contact points to stick on it. The spa will still function properly with out it as it just there as kind of a precaution...

Hot Tubs: Stuck on economy mode, economy mode, mode button
economy mode, mode button, memory power: Dan, If the spa is indeed stuck in Economy mode, the topside display would be flashing Ec or Econ . You should be able to cycle it between the Economy mode and the standard mode by pushing the mode button (#) on the keypad. Some newer units require you...

Hot Tubs: sensors, dirty filters, circulating pump
dirty filters, circulating pump, sns: Phil, If you are still getting the SNS code after replacing the sensors first make sure that you have the left sensor plugged into the sensor A port and the right sensor plugged into the sensor B port on the circuit board. If that is all OK then the next...

Hot Tubs: smoke and burning smell, heater element, pressure switch
heater element, pressure switch, turning up the heat: Keith, What probalbly happened is that there was water frozen up somewhere in either the main circualting pump or in the heater tube and when you filled it the ice did not thaw out enough to let any water flow through the heater and most likely the heater...

Hot Tubs: Balboa hot tub not heating, adjustment screw, pressure switch
adjustment screw, pressure switch, low speed: Robert, Shortly after you power up the spa, the low speed pump should come on to circulate the water, so if there is no circulation, there will be no heat. So the only things that would stop the pump from coming on would be if there was possibly a stuck pressure...

Hot Tubs: Balboa M7 Top Panel Control, blown fuse, sleep mode
blown fuse, sleep mode, control question: Ernest, To get the spa out of sleep mode all you should have to do is push the WARM button quickly followed by the MODE button and then it should go into the Standard mode, which is what you want to leave it in for it to heat up all the way. As long as no...

Hot Tubs: beachcomber 3500ES2D series, beachcomber spa, best bet
beachcomber spa, best bet, hot tub: Rona, Your best bet for getting a board for your Beachcomber spa would be to contact Beachcomber directly at 1-800-663-6557 or go to the following link of their website to find a local dealer: http://www.beachcomberhottubs.com/contact-beachcomber/default.asp...

Hot Tubs: bromine levels, bromine tabs, bromine levels
bromine tabs, bromine levels, test level: Mike, The only two things you can do to reduce the bromine level would be either to take the tablets you have out for a couple days to let the level drop some or just drain and refill the spa to start over fresh. If you decide to take the tablets out for...

Hot Tubs: burned out heating element?, shelly shelly, heater element
shelly shelly, heater element, heating element: Shelly, If the spa smells like electrical burning, it most likely is coming from inside the main control box. So you will need to open up that box and check all the wiring inside especially near the terminal block where the main wires come into the box. That...

Hot Tubs: catalina hot tub, jumper pin, time button
jumper pin, time button, best bet: Linda, To unlock the key pad there is usually a sequence of keys you push to unlock it, but with out seeing which one you have it will be hard to tell. Most of them it takes three buttons to push in sequence such as Time , Jets1 and then Cool or it may...

Hot Tubs: circ pump fails on my jacuzzi J-365, circulator pump, jacuzzi
circulator pump, jacuzzi, dealer locator: Steve, Jacuzzi is hard to deal with like that for both homeowners and techs also. They make most of their spas with parts that you have to get only from them and you can only buy them from one of their dealers. So you need to find out who is your closest...

Hot Tubs: coleman spa pump won't run ,error code f3, coleman spa, set button
coleman spa, set button, key pad: Tom, The F3 code on your display is most likely just the filter cycle setting that is set for 3 hours which you probably got into accidently by pressing the warm or set button followed by the jets button on the keypad. You should be able to get rid...

Hot Tubs: curcuit board dip switch positions, dip switch settings, model xl
dip switch settings, model xl, circulation pump: John, Without seeing the box or dip switch settings, I cannot tell you how they should be set, but there should be a diagram on the back side of the lid of the Balboa box that shows what each one does. For instance if you have a 24 hour circulation pump,...

Hot Tubs: Balboa hot tub not heating, heater coils, water jets
Hot Tubs: Balboa hot tub not heating, heater coils, water jets, qualified electrician

Hot Tubs: bromine levels, floater, better solution
Hot Tubs: bromine levels, floater, better solution, spa

Hot Tubs: catalina hot tub, cool button, mission viejo
Hot Tubs: catalina hot tub, cool button, mission viejo, catalina

Hot Tubs: Hot tub will not maintain heat setting, pressure switch, genius
Hot Tubs: Hot tub will not maintain heat setting, pressure switch, genius

Hot Tubs: No heat, no ozone!, check valve, ozone
Hot Tubs: No heat, no ozone!, check valve, ozone

Hot Tubs: hot tub heat, temp sensor, sst
Hot Tubs: hot tub heat, temp sensor, sst, abit

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Proshield, spa depot, leisure bay
Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Proshield, spa depot, leisure bay, issue resolution

Hot Tubs: repairing leak in polypropylene shell, spa depot, pipes
Hot Tubs: repairing leak in polypropylene shell, spa depot, pipes, many things

Hot Tubs: HELP! Hot Springs Classic model heater shutting off periodically/ jets won't work, blown fuse, heater element
blown fuse, heater element, bad hope: Jess, It sounds like you may have two separate problems. If the spa GFCI breaker is tripping periodically, it could be a sign that either the heater element is going bad or a component such as the ozonator, if equipped, is getting wet to cause a short to...

Hot Tubs: Hot Springs Grandee No Heat., relay board, flow switch
relay board, flow switch, flow sensor: Steve, If you are still getting no heat after replacing the heater relay board, it may be that the new board is not configured properly as there are some jumpers on the board that my need to be moved. Also there may be a pressure or flow switch in line with...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub on 115V vs 230V, amp breaker, warm climate
amp breaker, warm climate, cold climate: Rich, The only advantage to switching the spa to 220 volts would be that it would take half the time to heat up initially and may save a little money in the winter time whenever the spa has to keep kicking on and off to keep the water hot. So it kind of averages...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub will not maintain heat setting, hydro quip, adjustment screw
hydro quip, adjustment screw, filter area: Richard, The three flashing lights you see there is an error code that means that the heater has been deactivated, so check the following things: First, check the filter area where the water goes down into the filter compartment to see, first if there is...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub motors not working, blown fuse, leisure spa
blown fuse, leisure spa, fuses: Harry, If only one of the pumps is not working, then I would first listen to hear if that pump is making any noise such as a humming noise once you try to kick it on. If so then it is most likely a bad motor which has seized up. But if you hear no noise...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub power, elite spas, blown fuse
elite spas, blown fuse, radio shack: Chris, If there is no power to anything and no display and you have check your breakers to make sure that they are still on, then yes it would most likely be a blown fuse. There should be a tiny glass fuse inside the box on the circuit board directly above...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub wont reset, jumper settings, circulating pump
jumper settings, circulating pump, cfe: Marv, The CFE is a configuration error which means the system is sensing a conflict in the jumper settings indicated by the numbers following the code (j82). I have included a link on how to try to trouble shoot this error has it may be something wrong with...

Hot Tubs: No heat, no ozone!, hot springs spa, circulating pump
hot springs spa, circulating pump, ozonator: Kevin, If the spa is not heating and there are no ozone bubbles, then most likely the circulating pump is either bad or air locked. So try opening up the main equipment area and try locating the circulating pump, which should be the smallest pump that is...

Hot Tubs: heating problem 2003 Hot Spring Sovereign, control thermostat, jumper wire
control thermostat, jumper wire, spa pack: Rick, There may be a pressure switch in the spa pack that senses the water flow through the heater tube and if there is air in the lines, it will not engage power to the heater. So check for that first. Otherwise the only other thing that I can think of is...

Hot Tubs: hot springs not heat, circulating pumps, heater assembly
circulating pumps, heater assembly, repair person: Marty, If the heater indicator light is not coming on, there may be a problem with the no-fault heater itself or one of the thermostat sensors. There is not really a way to test the sensors other than to just try to replace them. Being the cheaper route,...

Hot Tubs: hot tub heat, beachcomber hot tub, spa institute
beachcomber hot tub, spa institute, national spa: Eric, Unfortunately there is not much you can do to increase the temperature. The National Spa Institute, who governs the laws for spas, made it a standard issue that the highest any spa can be programmed for is 104 degrees. So this is programmed into computer...

Hot Tubs: hot tub not heating, limit thermostat, control thermostat
limit thermostat, control thermostat, thermostat control: Frank, The spa pack is most likely a Len Gordon FF-32 which uses that heater. These spa packs have a flow switch wired into it which is plumbed somewhere inline with the pipes that go to the heater that detects water flow through the tubes. So when the water...

Hot Tubs: hot tub will not warm up, heater element, dirty filters
heater element, dirty filters, pressure switch: Tim, Depending on what voltage your spa is hooked up it will take more than an hour to heat up. Generally a 110 volt spa will take 6-12 hours to heat up and a 220 volt spa will take 3-6 hours depending onthe starting water temperature and how cold it is outside....

Hot Tubs: no jet,temp,or light control, time button, cool button
time button, cool button, parental control: Kelly, The PL stands for Panel Lock. So you must have accidently pushed the wrong sequence of buttons to lock the panel. To unlock it you need to push the Time button quickly followed by the Jets1 button and then the Cool button one right after another....

Hot Tubs: Leak, outer shell, best bet
outer shell, best bet, fixings: Steve, If the siding on the spa is not removable then this will make it very difficult to locate the leak. The spa would probably have to be lifted out of the shell to repair it, but once you do that there would be the problem of getting water into it to...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Proshield, furnas relay, control boxes
furnas relay, control boxes, leisure bay: Eduardo, It sounds like you may just have a bad relay that is causing the pump not to run. So if that Furnas relay is replaceable, I would start with that. If it is a relay that is part of a circuit board, then you would have to replace the whole PC board....

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay S2 Spa, heater element, leisure bay
heater element, leisure bay, set temperature: Bill, If the spa is not heating up to the set temperature, there are a few things to check. First check to see if there are any error messages on the display that may indicate why the spa is not heating. If no error codes, next check to see if the heater...

Hot Tubs: Make and Model of Hot Tub, top ten spa, stimulus package
top ten spa, stimulus package, spa store: Hi Scott, Difficult problem because there s as many spa mfgs out there as there earmarks in an Obama stimulus package. G on a control panel may mean Gecko which a major electronic switch mfg. If you can get to the back side or underneath look for a tag...

Hot Tubs: pump won't shut off, worst case scenario, filtration cycle
worst case scenario, filtration cycle, relay board: George, If the low pump keeps running even after the spa is up to temperature, then it is one of 2 things. Either the low speed relay on the circuit board is stuck closed or the spa is in a filtration cycle in which the low pump will run anywhere from 2 to...

Hot Tubs: Relay Chattering, volt coil, dirty filters
volt coil, dirty filters, baker hydro: Gary, A chattering relay can be caused by a few different things. For one if this happens to be the relay for the heater, most of these relays are activated by a pressure switch. So if there is a flow problem, low water level, dirty filters or possibly a...

Hot Tubs: relay, adjustment screw, pressure switches
adjustment screw, pressure switches, heating element: Dave, It sounds like it may be a heater relay that is chattering which is usually activated by a pressure switch that is threaded into the heater tube. When this pressure switch does not sense enough water in the tube it will start kicking in and out which...

Hot Tubs: repairing leak in polypropylene shell, several thousand dollars, correct materials
several thousand dollars, correct materials, welding rod: Andrew, Unfortunately it may not be an easy fix as if the hole goes all the way through the shell you would have to patch both sides. The back side of the shell would most likely have to be covered with a fiberglass patch and the inside of the tub I heard...

Hot Tubs: Spa Model Number, spa model, bay spa
spa model, bay spa, sensor probe: Stacy, I cannot tell which spa you have by the picture but it looks more like a Leisure Bay spa than it does a Catalina. But if you are getting a SN3 code, that means there is a problem with the temperature sensor cord that comes out of the Balboa control...

Hot Tubs: 1999 Cal Spa suction safety switch bad?, slow drip, teflon tape
slow drip, teflon tape, cal spa: Dennis, It is most likely a bad switch, especially if it is leaking around it. Unfortunately I do not have one in stock locally as we do not have may Cal spas around here so you would be better to get one straight from them. It should be fairly easy to install...

Hot Tubs: 2003 Hot Springs Sovereign Spa, proper flow, circulating pump
proper flow, circulating pump, pressure switch: Mike, The first thing to check would be to see if the circulating pump is running or not. Without the circ pump running you would not get any heat. If you can hear the pump running but no water is coming out, then it is air locked in which case you would...

Hot Tubs: Balboa 2000LE M7 - gone bad, continuous circulation, circulation pump
continuous circulation, circulation pump, resistance change: Phil, It would sound like a sensor problem to me, so I would start by replacing both sensors with new ones. It will either be that or a malfunction in the PC board, this is assuming that all the dip switches are in the correct positions for that spa. The...

Hot Tubs: Brett Aqualine Topside Controller, brett aqualine, best bet
brett aqualine, best bet, suitable replacement: Chad, Unfortunately I have not seen this topside before and not sure where you can get them. Your best bet would be to contact the manufacturer, Allied Innovations and they can possible tell you where to get one. Their phone number is (800)772-7257. So give...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa, heater element, cal spa
heater element, cal spa, economy mode: Rick, It is possible the loss of heat could be from the filters being dirty or possible low water level. So check these things first. You may want to run the spa without the filters for a few hours just to see if that will bring the temperature up. Otherwise...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa high jets, speed jets, cal spa
speed jets, cal spa, speed wire: Dan, It sounds like the pump may be shutting down on thermal overload on the high speed. It will run fine for about 10 minutes or so and then when the thermal overheat protection in the motor gets too hot, it will shut down the motor on the high speed. Then...

Hot Tubs: CalSpa not heating, thermostat, spa
thermostat, spa: Jerry, Depending on how old your spa is, it sounds like it may be either a thermostat or sensor problem. If the water does get hot but does not get up to the temperature you set it at, then the only things that would cut it off would be either a bad thermostat,...

Hot Tubs: CIRCUIT BREAKER KEEPS TRIPPING, heater element, blower heater
heater element, blower heater, faulty component: Sally, More than likely it just either needs to dry out or one of the main components is shorted out. It should not be a transformer as that just supplies power to the board so with out that hooked up nothing will be able to run. So what you need to do is...

Hot Tubs: Coleman error codes, circulating pump, error codes
circulating pump, error codes, impeller: Tony, It would sound like you just have a bad circulating pump. It probably has a bad starting capacitor or something bad internally that is not allowing it to start up. This of course will give you all those error codes since there is no water being pushed...

Hot Tubs: catalina hot tub,"falls", catalina spas, internal mechanism
catalina spas, internal mechanism, best bet: Jim, If the waterfall is not rising up all the way, I would imagine that there is something wrong with the internal mechanism of it that is stuck or broken. Your best bet would be to call Catalina Spas at (951)940-4556 and ask them the best way to repair...

Hot Tubs: circulation pump, circulation pump, hydro spa
circulation pump, hydro spa, dip switch: Dan, Unfortunately that system will not operate an heat up properly with that dip switch turned off. It is designed to have the circulation pump run all the time and the heater just kicks on and off as it needs to. You will most likely get some error codes...

Hot Tubs: circulation pump, control panel, spa
Hot Tubs: circulation pump, control panel, spa, breaker

Hot Tubs: Leisure bay G-3 won't stay in STD mode switches to ECN, balboa, camelot
Hot Tubs: Leisure bay G-3 won't stay in STD mode switches to ECN, balboa, camelot, breakers

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Motor Backwards???, beachcomber hot tub, side hole
beachcomber hot tub, side hole, side discharge: Phyllis, I don t believe anything is set up wrong as all pumps are set up pretty much the same way with the suction of the pump coming in the front center hole and the discharge either coming out the top or the side hole. Your problem may be just that the...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub control panel/ hot tub not heating, heating element, pressure switch
heating element, pressure switch, temperature sensor: Jessica, If the heat light will not say on, then there may be a problem with either a temperature sensor or possibly a pressure switch, I would start by seeing if the control unit has a pressure switch in it and if so it may need adjusted or replaced. I would...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub cuts out, wire connections, electrical circuit
wire connections, electrical circuit, electrical connections: Todd, If you have checked all the electrical connections both at the breaker and at the terminal block where the wires go into the PC board to make sure they are all tight, then I would suspect a malfunction in the circuit board. If the spa is hooked up for...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub overheating, temperature sensors, intermittent problem
temperature sensors, intermittent problem, dream maker: Carm, It would sound like you have a problem with one of the temperature sensors. It would either be that or a malfunction in the PC board itself. But I would start by replacing the sensors first as that would be the cheaper route and will most likely be...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub Pumps, impeller, gate valve
impeller, gate valve, hot tub: Lisa, To check for debris in the impeller, first locate the pump in question and see if there are any gate valve that you can shut off so you don t have to drain the spa or if no valves just drain the spa. Then you will need to open up the union that attaches...

Hot Tubs: hot tub heating slow, pressure switch, hot tub
pressure switch, hot tub: David, If you broke one of the leads off of the pressure switch that would definitely be a problem as the heater will not even work without the pressure switch hooked up. So it would sound like you need to replace the pressure switch and that will solve your...

Hot Tubs: hot tub won't heat, heater element, star wheel
heater element, star wheel, pulling water: Randy, Yes it sounds like a bad pressure switch. Just make sure that you seem to getting enough flow through the filters and heater and if so replacing the pressure switch should fix you up. The element sounds good if it is reading 14.5 ohms so I think you...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay G series Spa, blown fuse, spa control
blown fuse, spa control, ceramic type: Joe, There may have been some damage to the pump when it was hooked up wrong if it will not run on both speeds and you are sure it is hooked up properly. You can test this theory by removing the high speed wire from the terminal on the back of the motor and...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Spa, bay spa, spa pack
bay spa, spa pack, cycle mode: Don, The only reasons the pump would keep running after the spa got up to temperature would be if it either was running off of a timer or it was in a continuous filter cycle mode which could be a either a toggle switch on the front of the spa pack or if a...

Hot Tubs: Leisure bay G-3 won't stay in STD mode switches to ECN, couple mins, leisure bay
couple mins, leisure bay, mode button: Jack, I have never seen a tub go into Econ by itself as that would take either someone pushing the mode button, or possibly an interruption of power to reset it if you had it set in the standard mode. So if this is happening without either of these things...

Hot Tubs: low speed pump, low speed, letter c
low speed, letter c, f2: Russ, If the 2-speed pump keeps running on low speed, it would have to be either calling for heat, in a filter cycle or possibly the low speed relay for the pump is stuck. So if the spa is up to temperature and it is still running, next check your filter...

Hot Tubs: OH error code, air bubbles, dirty filters
air bubbles, dirty filters, temperature sensors: Ray, The OH code is coming up because the spa senses an overheat condition in the heater tube which can be caused by the following things: There is a problem with one of the sensor cords, if there is little no water movement through the heater tube due to...

Hot Tubs: tripped GFI, why, heater element, faulty component
heater element, faulty component, gfi: Dominic, The GFI will only trip if it detects a short in one of the main components. So the most likely sources to cause the GFI to trip are either the heater element or ozonator. So it will be difficult to determine which is the problem unless you can get...

Hot Tubs: You wont believe this!, portable spa, heating elements
portable spa, heating elements, time chris: Ben, You should still be able to get parts for it as most of the spas used pretty much name brand stuff. I would imagine that tub brand new back then would have been worth about $4000 - $6000, so if you can get it for at least half that you will be making...

Hot Tubs: Activated Oxygen Generator, activated oxygen, ozone generator
activated oxygen, ozone generator, oxygen generator: Thats kind of a funny name for ozone generator. Locate the ozone generator and disconnect from the controller box and try, if you have a blower remove it also and get the spa going for midnight. We move spas all the time and some are tricky and heavy. When...

Hot Tubs: air button switch, y2k model, heat element
y2k model, heat element, air button: Tracie, No the heating should be automatic and the switch should work right away. So if everything is working properly, the spa should heat up in a few hours if it is hooked up to 220 volts. Let me know if you still cannot get it to heat up after letting...

Hot Tubs: Balboa 2000 LE w/ M7 - error FL, electronic temperature sensors, stainless steel tube
electronic temperature sensors, stainless steel tube, point temp: on balboa 2000 LE M7 systems there is no flow or pressure switch to measure flow instead they use two electronic temperature sensors inserted into either end of the heater stainless steel tube at bottom of control box. If you have a ohmmeter follow the wires...

Hot Tubs: Blown fuse, inline fuse, fuse holder
inline fuse, fuse holder, blown fuse: Well if its a Balboa board the soldered in fuses are not meant to be changed as it indicates a fatal board problem. The easiest way to change is cut the wires close to the fuse so that the board has two short wires sticking out then get an inline fuse holder...

Hot Tubs: balboa hs200 control problem, circulation pump, dip switches
circulation pump, dip switches, buttons work: Gary, If the board was just recently replaced the first thing I would check would be to make sure the dip switches on the side of the box are set to the proper configuration. If the spa has a 24 hour circulation pump then dip switch #3 (or 3rd one up from...

Hot Tubs: balboa side controls, test bench, control panel
test bench, control panel: the only way to test any control panel is a) remove it and plug it into a working tub to test it, if it works on another tub you need a new board. b) Plug a known good keypad into your board and see if it solves your problem if so you buy a new keypad. Without...

Hot Tubs: breaker, stainless steel tubes, heater tubes
stainless steel tubes, heater tubes, heater element: The most likely cause of your problem is a bad heater element or if you have a turbo motor (sounds like a vacuum and makes bubbles) may have water in it.IF the breaker wont turn on and trips immediately disconnect heater wires and try if spa stays on heater...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa, pool pumps, motor shaft
pool pumps, motor shaft, cal spa: Alternate high and low speed with the front suction of pump loose the union on the front of the pump not the outlet side. Pool pumps labour while sucking water and the sound changes when they run full. If the motor was running on start windings it would simply...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa overheating, vacuum switches, cal spa
vacuum switches, cal spa, cal spas: Ensure the sensor is properly inserted with a good connection at the board end. The other answer you don t want to hear is a bad relay on the board which I personally never replace. I would replace the whole board since there are other relays and the boards...

Hot Tubs: Catalina Hot Tub, word flow, proper flow
word flow, proper flow, flow switch: All flow messages are caused by a pressure/flow switch not seeing the proper flow assuming the filter is new or clean the pressure switch is causing the problem. What I think is happening is when the pump is off the switch stays closed and doesn t open which...

Hot Tubs: Coleman 105, california cooperage, motor shaft
california cooperage, motor shaft, metal cap: The first motor I ever tried to repair a pool motor it took me 6 hours and it was junk when I was done. You at least listened and saved your motor. Now I can rebuild in less than an hour, but it took many motors and hours to master find a company you trust...

Hot Tubs: Coleman 1993 horizon 400ca model, coleman spas, hot tub
coleman spas, hot tub, horizon: Debbie, Unfortunately it looks like the price you were quoted for that board is about as good as it gets as I have seen ones online for up to $725. Being an older model like that it will be hard to come by and that is why the prices are so high. So unless...

Hot Tubs: Coleman hot tub, air switch, first hope
air switch, first hope, ohmmeter: Follow the air hose from the push button down to the electrical control box and thats the air switch. It is threaded with a nut on it then open the control box it will have 3 wires going to it. If you plan on changing it note the locations of the wires remove...

Hot Tubs: Coleman spas, coleman spas, heater element
coleman spas, heater element, pressure switch: Barry, If the spa is not heating to the set temperature then you will first have to determine if the heater is getting power to it or not. Somewhere on the keypad or box there should be an indicator light that tells whether the heater has power going to it....

Hot Tubs: Converting hot tub from 120v to 240v, spa hot tub, induction motors
spa hot tub, induction motors, hydro spa: On spas that run 120 or 240 the motor is almost always 120 volt only and the heater may be 120 volt also most heaters are dual volts ie a 4 KW heater is 4Kw on 240 but would only be 2Kw on 120v. If the spa is digital there are board connections that may need...

Hot Tubs: coleman Hot tub jets won't work, tub jets, spa motors
tub jets, spa motors, pool and spa: When the jets shut off can you start them back up or do you have to wait every time between button presses for the jets to work. Try resetting the breaker and see what happens. Does the pump keep running on the lower speed to heat the spa when the jets stop...

Hot Tubs: coleman hot tub, silver things, silicone
silver things, silicone, hot tub: Can you get access to the underside of these I assume are jets. If there is a bar through the middle they can be turned slightly to remove the guts exposing a hex shaped hole and can be unthreaded from the body below then silicone the threads and lip facing...

Hot Tubs: controll panel, bad hope, test meter
bad hope, test meter, fuses: Chip, If you have no power at all to the topside panel then I would not necessarily believe it is bad. I would start by checking fuses inside of the main box underneath to see if any are blown as that would be more likely of a reason to not have power to...

Hot Tubs: drain hose, hard pvc, polynesian spa
hard pvc, polynesian spa, hose clamps: At the top of the filter dome is an air bleed plug that when opened when the pump is running will shoot out water it is not for draining. You should find a drain valve either around the base of the spa or inside the equipment area. The equipment is found behind...

Hot Tubs: "Ec" on display board, economy mode, spa package
economy mode, spa package, leisure bay: Ec stands for economy mode, the spa well not maintain the proper temperature in this mode as it will only heat in the filter cycles. To answer 100 % I would need the controller make. You want it in standard mode std. Try the following sequence of key presses...

Hot Tubs: Electric shock, ground fault circuit interrupter, electrician check
ground fault circuit interrupter, electrician check, ground faults: Do a test on the breaker make sure the spa is grounded well. Maybe its a vibration from the pump but check all ground wires. Press the GFCI test button or have an electrician check for ground faults. Stick one lead of a voltmeter in the water and one to gound...

Hot Tubs: FL code on 2002 Calspa mdl 2200, pressure switches, calspa
pressure switches, calspa, pressure switch: On the calspa I worked on their was vacuum and pressure switches the pressure switch is either located in the 2 inch stainless heater tube or the pressure line of the pump the front hose of pump is always water in. If you bump the tub and FL goes away you...

Hot Tubs: Balboa 2000 LE w/ M7 - error FL, low flow, crud
Hot Tubs: Balboa 2000 LE w/ M7 - error FL, low flow, crud, sensors

Hot Tubs: Coleman 1993 horizon 400ca model, coleman spa, powerworks
Hot Tubs: Coleman 1993 horizon 400ca model, coleman spa, powerworks

Hot Tubs: Coleman spas, economy mode, spa
Hot Tubs: Coleman spas, economy mode, spa, sleep

Hot Tubs: Hot Srings Classic F reset button, circulation pump, filter area
Hot Tubs: Hot Srings Classic F reset button, circulation pump, filter area, jet pump

Hot Tubs: heater wiring, heater coil, wiring diagram
Hot Tubs: heater wiring, heater coil, wiring diagram, external wiring

Hot Tubs: tripping hot tub, friction
Hot Tubs: tripping hot tub, friction

Hot Tubs: No Heat - Gecko M-class, gfci trips, resistance varies with temperature
gfci trips, resistance varies with temperature, 3 dots: I recently had this very same problem with a customer on a Coast spa. The 3 dots are normally caused by a bad or misadjusted pressure switch. Make sure the switch opens when pump is off and closes when the pump is on. If this doesn t work and don t think it...

Hot Tubs: Hot Srings Classic F reset button, circulating pump, reset button
circulating pump, reset button, thermostat: George, Yes it is possible that the circulating pump is bad or not pushing enough water through the heater causing heater to overheat and the hi limit reset to trip out. So that is what I would check into first as it would not be a problem with a thermostat...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub - clear water, spa supply, water question
spa supply, water question, ph and alkalinity: Over hear we use two products to treat the water weekly added one is stain protect or prevent a liquid used to do just it says and another is called purezyme or clearzyme its an enzyme cleaner and what it does is collect those little particles together is...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Pump Cuts Out, motor windings, speed 2
motor windings, speed 2, topside: You need a new motor/pump. You can buy a new motor only but for the headaches installing a new seal and sometimes impeller for a little extra buy the complete pump. I suggest removing it and take with you when getting new as there is a 48 frame and 56 frame...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub, ac voltmeter, spa pumps
ac voltmeter, spa pumps, measure voltage: For those asking questions in the future please specify if spa is digital display with keypad or an older manual thermostat. If you have an ac voltmeter measure voltage at heater if 110 or 220 is present your element is bad to confirm this you need a clamp...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub, max digital, flow temperature
max digital, flow temperature, flow switch: On one pump spas the low speed of the pump is used to filter and heat if it can t get enough water through a worn out dirty filter or a plugged impeller it won t produce the pressure to close the pressure switch which causes the flow/temperature flashing....

Hot Tubs: Hot tub control panel, padlock symbol, lx10
padlock symbol, lx10, balboa: I would need to know the control board info if its Balboa, Gecko, Sundance. Look for a sticker on the control box in the pump area. Such as 850 series, mspa, sspa, tspa, Gecko icon is a lizard, LX10, Balboa puts their name on the controllers. If you can find...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub heater, fever thermometer, hot tub heater
fever thermometer, hot tub heater, digital thermometer: My question is, it possible the code was HL instead of NL? Get an accurate digital fever thermometer and measure the temperature of the tub water and compare to keypad temperature if there is a difference of 3 degrees or more you temperature sensor is bad...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub keeps running, safety button, board hope
safety button, board hope, door switch: Herb, If the low speed pump keeps running even when the door switch is out, it would mean that there is either a stuck low speed relay on the AC control board (the first relay from left to right) or that possibly the timer contact points are stuck closed....

Hot Tubs: Hot tub leak from waterway poly jet, spa hot tub, waterway
spa hot tub, waterway, leaks: Not sure if I understand what you mean by draining. ? is spa leaking water. The jet you show is a poly jet. If the spa is leaking out under the tub the jet isn t the problem. You can use any poly jet you want. Whether a jet is in or out it won t drain your...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub overheating, circulation pump, jacuzzi tub
circulation pump, jacuzzi tub, temperature sensors: If I am correct the Platinum is a Jacuzzi tub in which case your sensor is most likely the cause. It is easier for me to change than explain but thousands of miles separate us. So for users having an 800, 850 series board on a Sundance or Jacuzzi product locate...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub pump will not shut off get OH reading, jacuzzi hot tub, precision thermometer
jacuzzi hot tub, precision thermometer, filtration cycle: You need to change the sensor going to the filter area if your getting a new sensor get the O ring as well as water will pour out when you remove old one. Cut the old one near the shell for quick removal. Stretch out the new sensor cable remove old and feed...

Hot Tubs: Hydro Quip hot tub, stainless steel tube, hydro quip
stainless steel tube, hydro quip, spa motors: You can use any 120/12 volt transformer it is for your light and they are a dime a dozen at electronic parts stores. The relay has a coil rating probably 120 volts so if your game and want to hook a plug to it you should hear it click. If the breaker is tripping...

Hot Tubs: Hydro Spa DR message, adjustable pressure switch, hydro spa
adjustable pressure switch, hydro spa, steel tube: If the jets are running normal there is no air lock. Hydro spa use Balboa Controllers which have two sensors in the heater tube, one on each end of the steel tube. Did you change the complete heater tube and sensors or just the element. They are multiple purpose...

Hot Tubs: heater element replacement fuse, amp fuse, fuse holders
amp fuse, fuse holders, fuse holder: Some fuse holders have little metal pieces that don t allow other size fuses these little metal pieces can be cut and broke off to accommidate the longer fuses now used. you are probably using a fna 3/8 fuse. Forget the nub just remove the restrictors or replace...

Hot Tubs: heater wiring, main spa, len gordon
main spa, len gordon, conductor cable: We would need to know what the yellow is connected to on inside of electrical controller where it plugs in to. Some spas had a dual element on low speed the mormal 4KW ran on high speed a 2KW ran. These heater elements had 4 connections. A wiring diagram would...

Hot Tubs: not heating, mechanical thermostats, temp controler
mechanical thermostats, temp controler, liquid expansion: Ok thanks for clarifying manual. Most manual spas, the pump is always on to heat, Mechanical thermostats are as we say mechanical. They have a copper bulb on one end attached to a tube and switch and not very accurate. They work on a liquid expansion bellows...

Hot Tubs: hot tub, vacuum cleaner motors, heat cycle
vacuum cleaner motors, heat cycle, pressure switch: If you mean blower as in that vacuum cleaner air bubbler then it is the cause, disconnect it and try as blower motors are in fact vacuum cleaner motors as they draw air in so does any moisture and trips the breaker. As for the pressure switch disconnecting...

Hot Tubs: ht 1000 y2k, gecko lizard, spa pack
gecko lizard, spa pack, heater element: If you have all sensors connected and no error meassages measure voltage at the heater contacts if power is there ie. 120 or 240 volts the presure switch is ok and board. If you have access to a clamp on ammeter clip it around one wire to heater if no or little...

Hot Tubs: hydro quip controller for spa, phase induction motors, hydro quip
phase induction motors, hydro quip, internal switches: As I repair single phase induction motors for a living I will make a stand here that GE motors are the worst ever made motors simply put A.O. Smith makes one of the best motors. Once a pool or spa motor is burnt junk it. The 56 frame spa motors have internal...

Hot Tubs: Jaccuzi has no power, measure voltage, new sensor
measure voltage, new sensor, terminal block: First off measure voltage at breaker, now measure at terminal block in spa and next disconnect board and measure those wires if you have 240 volts to the spa your board is bad. Make sure its not a watchdog problem appears off but still power to panel. Measure...

Hot Tubs: jacuzzi hot tub, jacuzzi hot tub, circulation pump
jacuzzi hot tub, circulation pump, keypad functions: Fl-1 is a flow error message, there sre two types of flow errors a solid flow message and a flashing flow/ temperature. The solid flow shuts the spa down and disables keypad functions. It is caused by the flow switch staying closed when it should be open....

Hot Tubs: jets, control panel manufacturer, spa control
control panel manufacturer, spa control, air bubbles: OK Lenny Gordon now you make sense. The dial is a mechanical or electronic thermostat. The push button is a bellows with an air hose that runs down into control box and connects to an air switch. The air switch is like a tiny piston that turns and electrical...

Hot Tubs: jets, len gordon, heater elements
len gordon, heater elements, megohmmeter: Under the control/electrical unit there should be a large pipe from the pump on one side and large pipe on the other side going into tub area. The tube is stainless steel about 18 inchs long and 2 inch diameter. Open the electrical cover to expose the mess...

Hot Tubs: Some jets aren't working on hot tub, phoenix spas, air locks
phoenix spas, air locks, topside: You have two jets pumps and a circulation/filter/heating pump.Sounds like an air lock you can either cycle pump that doesn t work of and on or loosen the union at the front of the pump till you hear the pump start working some water will come out. An air lock...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Extreme Tech, time and the water, heater element
time and the water, heater element, leisure bay: Mary, What you need to check is to see if there is a heater indicator light that comes on somewhere, either on the topside or on the main control box down below. If this light is not on or only comes on when you turn on the high speed, that may indicate a...

Hot Tubs: Low flow issues, spa pack, heater element
spa pack, heater element, flow sensors: Peter, The LF error usually is a warning sign that either the spa is low on water and is getting air in the system or that the filters may be dirty. So you could have seen if this code went away simply by removing the filters and running the spa. If you get...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay proshield, electrical schematics, induction motors
electrical schematics, induction motors, micro start: Mark down both connections to the board on each motor/pump then disconnect the pump that doesn t come on from the board then hook up the working pump to its board connections and try if the pump works then the board is ok and the pump is the problem.BEFORE...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay spa, bay spa, leisure bay
bay spa, leisure bay, turbo motor: I had one that had water inside the GFCI plug where the reset is. You check that the seal may be bad letting water in. Another famous breaker culprit is the turbo motor. They get moisture in easily and have brushes that wear out. Disable the turbo and try....

Hot Tubs: Motor smoking on high speed, high speed motor, water chemistry
high speed motor, water chemistry, smith motors: Well the fact that the motor smoked and started to smell indicates the motor is shot you can put it back on high speed and see if it keeps smoking. And unless you literally sprayed water into the motor it may have ben a start switch problem common on 56 frame...

Hot Tubs: Nemco Spa, contactor relay, copper line
contactor relay, copper line, spa model: See the box with the little red button in upper right measure the voltage across it if its 110 or 220 press red button and measure again it should read zero if not replace it (its a high limit switch with a copper tube and bulb) remove it from heater tube...

Hot Tubs: Nordic Bella, gecko lizard, filtration cycle
gecko lizard, filtration cycle, 3 dots: If you have 3 flashing dots it is most likely Gecko electronics controller their icon is a gecko lizard. In which case the pressure switch is out of calibration. It threads into the steel heater tube has two wires and either an adjustment screw or a thumbwheel....

Hot Tubs: Overheat message on my Roto/Dreammaker Odyssey spa, spa guy, lx10
spa guy, lx10, water temp: I am not familiar wuth that particular spa but I would say your water temperature sensor is bad. Locate the sensor wire it goes into the shell of the spa and make sure its in all the way first before you change it. Here is what is happening you set the temperature...

Hot Tubs: overheating hot tub, pressure switch, water temperature
pressure switch, water temperature, different reasons: Tammy, It is hard to say what the problem could be as there are a few different reasons a spa can overheat. Most all spas have an overheat protection that will shut off either the heater or the whole spa if the water temperature in the heater tube or in the...

Hot Tubs: Proshield Leisure Bay Spa, bay spa, control boxes
bay spa, control boxes, leisure bay: Philippe, You should still be able to get all the parts for that spa. Some parts are generic which you can get at any major spa parts outlet and other parts such as pillows and complete control boxes may have to be purchased directly from Leisure Bay. Hope...

Hot Tubs: Pump does not automatically come on, cal spa, two speeds
cal spa, two speeds, mother board: Denise, It would sound it either not hooked up right or the wrong type pump was installed. Some pumps will wire up different so you wold really have to check the schematic on the motor and compare it to the wires as if it was a different brand motor than...

Hot Tubs: plug-in control box, jetted bathtub, puff of air
jetted bathtub, puff of air, waterproof cable: Ok if your mechanically inclined you can make your own this is a jetted bathtub without its own heater. The on/off is a pushbutton called an air button that sends a puff of air through the air line connected to it and sends this air to an air switch. Imagine...

Hot Tubs: proshield hot tub, 220 volt, coil assembly
220 volt, coil assembly, power relay: Dell, The part you refer to that is buzzing is most likely the main power relay. This relay or contactor most likely tries to engage as soon as the power is turned on to the spa and it will engage to allow power to go to all the component. So if none of the...

Hot Tubs: Replacing temp sensor, spa water, filter area
spa water, filter area, wet area: If you can see the silver end in the spa water side then you pull the sensor out from the dry side which will soon be wet too if the new sensor isn t beside you ready to go in cause water will pour out when you remove the old one unless its in a thermal well...

Hot Tubs: Spa Filter Cycle, circulation pump, jet pumps
circulation pump, jet pumps, spa filter: Try making the stop for filter 1 the same time as Start for filter 2 and Stop for Filter 2 same as Start for Filter 1. Also put the spa in Standard mode. On some spas if the start time and stop time are the same it runs continuously. Raise the spa temperature...

Hot Tubs: Stuck in low, dial thermometer, initial cause
dial thermometer, initial cause, blinking red light: In this type of induction motor there is a start winding with the switch you speak of. If the start windings do not engage the motor won t start unless you mechanically spun it to governor speed and simply would burn the run windings or the board. The run...

Hot Tubs: Sun Ray Spa, spa pumps, discharge pipe
spa pumps, discharge pipe, setting 1: Most jets have an on off position, by turning them about a quarter turn you can open or close them. If this don t work you can always change the pump to a higher horsepower. Spa pumps are usually two speed with the lower speed mainly for heating and filtering....

Hot Tubs: Sweetwater Spa, flat head screwdriver, putty knife
flat head screwdriver, putty knife, problem thanks: Try resetting the breaker, that don t work ? right. Follow the keypad cable back to control box unplug it several times to clean contacts. now to high tech stuff with power on carefully unplug the transformer it is a white plug usually around center of the...

Hot Tubs: soft tub, backwash hose, pool store
backwash hose, pool store, soft tub: The best is a submersible with a 1 1/2 inch discharge. Go to a pool store and buy a 1 1/2 thread to 1 1/2 barb fitting get some backwash hose and a clamp then thread the fitting into you pump hook up the backwash to the barb and clamp and run the hose where...

Hot Tubs: Tripping the breaker, loose wire, jets
loose wire, jets, legacy: Sue, It is hard to say, there could be a short in the pump or possibly a problem with the breaker as the spa is under its greatest power load when the high pump is on. So you may want to take the pump to a pump repair shop to have it tested but other than...

Hot Tubs: three dots pdc spa, pdc spas, 3 dots
pdc spas, 3 dots, gfci trips: Make sure pressure switch is closed when pump is running and opens when pump is off.Pull wires off pressure switch turn off power. Turn on power pump should start now put a jumper wire between the two pressure switch wires and test power to heater. If there...

Hot Tubs: tripping hot tub, heater element, air button
heater element, air button, ozonator: Tracie, If you were able to turn the spa on without water in it and it only trips out the breaker now when it has water in it, I would suspect it may have a bad heater element. This is a common scenario as the heater element most likely has a short to ground...

Hot Tubs: trouble code, silicone sealer, temperature sensors
silicone sealer, temperature sensors, leisure bay: Both sensors are on same plug four wires out both high and low temperature sensors together. Follow both sensor gray cables from start to finish for any mouse chew holes in cable if found cut out bad section and resplice wires together best to solder wires...

Hot Tubs: water goes above set temp, catalina spa, degree difference
catalina spa, degree difference, water temperature: Rob, It may be a bad sensor if the actual water temperature differs from the readout. So check this by putting a thermometer in the water to see if the readout is accurate or not and if there is more than a 2 degree difference, replace the sensors. A tub...

Hot Tubs: wiring diagram for hercules spa pack, spa pack, air switch
spa pack, air switch, speed wire: Bob, It would sound like something is wired wrong if both speeds of the pump try to come on at the same time. It is either that or a bad air switch. The only Hercules diagram I have is posted on my manuals and schematic site at http://sparepair.freeservers.com/schematics.htm...

Hot Tubs: won't run, blown fuse, dream maker
blown fuse, dream maker, indicator light: Shelley, If the indicator light for the jets is and the pump does not come on it could only really be one of 3 things: Either there is a blown fuse for the pump inside of the main control box, a bad relay on the PC board or a loose or bad wire connection...

Hot Tubs: 110 vs 220, vita spa, 220 volt
vita spa, 220 volt, pool pump: If the spa is now 220 volts and the spa pump is 220 it can t be converted to 110 like a pool pump can but you can use a Hayward 2 HP Super 2 or similar on 110. Without the heater if its digital the pump will run continuos and if the board is setup for 220...

Hot Tubs: 1992 Sundance Maxxus 800 series, sundance spas, circulation pump
sundance spas, circulation pump, jet pumps: Maxxus Spa is the largest spa Sundance makes and has 3 jet pumps and a circulation pump probably about $15000 new. A 1999 would be nicer. My opinion of Sundance spas the 800 series Altamar, Optima, Maxxus is that they are one of the best spas ever made being...

Hot Tubs: 2 speed circulation pump, heater element, circulation pump
heater element, circulation pump, shannon: Shannon, I would think that the problem would be more with the heater element first than being the pump, especially since you say the breaker seems to hold when there is no water in it, which would be consistent with a bad heater element. So I would try to...

Hot Tubs: 5f error, spa safety, cal spa
spa safety, cal spa, suction lines: Barry, The SF error is most likely being caused by a fault in the Cal Spa safety suction switch. This piece is located in the plumbing coming from one of the suction lines that run to the filter and it supposed to sense if there is a clog in the suction line...

Hot Tubs: Blinking OHH message, pumps and blowers, dc volts
pumps and blowers, dc volts, zero volts: Having reviewed your spa make sure sensors are making good contact with the board and the water temperature is correct. Also make sure the pressure switch is working. ? is blue their only colour The pressure switch should have zero volts when pump is on and...

Hot Tubs: balboa m1 hot tub, hot tub, volts
hot tub, volts, jets: The fact that the lights and panel works but not the jets indicates to me it may be wired wrong. Here is how to check: measure the voltage between the red and black it has to be 220 or higher if not measure between red and white or ground it should be 110...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa 2003 Atlantic model., speed jets, spa pack
speed jets, spa pack, cal spa: I would suggest you switch connections at the board end as pump removal is quite involved. If you take the cover off there should be a wiring diagram, the common which may be the blue will plug onto the board next to several other prongs, The black and red...

Hot Tubs: Cayman spa heater trips circuit, isolation valves, spa heater
isolation valves, spa heater, heater element: Susan, The heater element should be located inside of the metal tube that runs along the top of the box that has the flow switch on it. Most of the time the element is replaceable inside of the tube so hopefully you will be able to just unbolt it and put...

Hot Tubs: Cracked Liner, warranty issues, repair person
warranty issues, repair person, flow switch: I wouldn t say the hot water cracked it. The high limit should have shut it down at 110 F unless the relays on the board were welded closed. At any rate contact Beachcomber re warranty issues if they won t replace at least find a good well experienced shell...

Hot Tubs: cal spa 5900, cal spa, hose thread
cal spa, hose thread, male pipe: The cause is an air lock condition and the easiest way is the messiest also. You loosen the large union ay the front of the pump just enough to let the air out but water also comes out so towels are needed. What I myself would do is find a good quality water...

Hot Tubs: calspa 2100 will not power up, blown fuse, board hope
blown fuse, board hope, flow switch: Anthony, If there is no power at all to anything (no readout, no pumps working etc.) then there would have to be a power issue such as a blown fuse, bad breaker, loose wire connection or possibly a bad PC board. It would be recommended to have an electrician...

Hot Tubs: calspa/no low speed motor, phase induction motor, single phase induction motor
phase induction motor, single phase induction motor, cal spa: It s inside the motor by the windings. If you have never done before pay someone to fix i.e. take it somewhere for testing and repair. The first motor I ever tried to repair took me 6 hours and when I was done, although I was well educated by then the motor...

Hot Tubs: calspas tripping breaker/burning wire, screw terminals, terminal block
screw terminals, terminal block, loose connection: Chelle, The breaker most likely tripped due to the burnt wire. The wires going into the terminal block have to be tight or a loose connection will cause the wire to burn up at the terminal over time which apparently is the case here. You will need to get...

Hot Tubs: chemicals, ph checks, chemcials
ph checks, chemcials, clarifier: Tina, The most important thing to watch for when doing the chemicals is mainly the clarity of the water which is done though the usage of bromine, the shock or the natural clarifier. The hardness of the water should not be much of a concern as long as it...

Hot Tubs: connecting a new safety switch on a 1999 Cal Spa, cal spa, safety switch
cal spa, safety switch, switch one: Dennis, To wire up the switch, one wire would go on the silver prong and the other wire would go on the copper prong that is closest to the silver prong leaving the farthest away copper prong blank. It does not matter which wire goes where since the switch...

Hot Tubs: Darining my leisure bay hot tub, drain spout, pool store
drain spout, pool store, leisure bay: Simply put if its a garden hose drain it takes ions to drain. See if the hose attachment turns or pulls out. The best way to drain a spa is a 1 1/2 inch NPT discharge submersible pump with a pool backwash hose hooked to it draining down the driveway or yard...

Hot Tubs: Daybreak 615, info thanks, daybreak
info thanks, daybreak, spa: For me to best help you I need the spa make and any other info written on controller, keypad and other parts. As Balboa makes controllers usually written on the panel you removed I need that info and there is nothing inside there I want to put my hands on...

Hot Tubs: Eastern Spa 449B Hot tub from China-Direct.com, circulator, pressure switch
circulator, pressure switch, hot tub: Try resetting the main breaker. Your filter mat be dirty, your pressure switch may be out of adjustment or there may be an air lock. Try removing the filter and running. Is this a one pump system and what circulator are you referring to and what air is working...

Hot Tubs: electrical hook up, volt motor, hot ones
volt motor, hot ones, hook up: Most likely the board and since you didn t specify the brand of board maybe the transformer is gone. So simply put start with the $10 fuses and go from there, I wonder why the electrician didn;t test the fuses or the transformer. A pump not proming has nothing...

Hot Tubs: FL on alps spa, teflon tape, pressure switch
teflon tape, pressure switch, gate valves: Yes before you remove the old switch especially if its inside the circuit board area is to shut all gate valves those T handle things, then I would undoe a union on the pump to let excess water out and use channel locks or the right wrench to unthread the...

Hot Tubs: FL readout beachcomber 580, switch problem, pressure switch
switch problem, pressure switch, flashing: Behind the black box on portable and to the left side near the back on protect there is the pressure switch with a gear wheel on the stainless steel heater tube. Facing the spa spin the wheel toward you 1/2 turn wait 20 seconds spin again until pump kicks...

Hot Tubs: FL1, circulation pump, flow valve
circulation pump, flow valve, visual access: Is that flow switch in a clear T if so power the spa down and gain visual access to it, now power up again and watch for water flowing through the switch and listen for the pump to start. If no water flows which I suspect the little circulation pump is bad...

Hot Tubs: FLO Readout, dc volts, spa down
dc volts, spa down, filter basket: The pressure switch is on most spas located on the steel heater tube and has a gear type wheel on it that adjusts the pressure to open and close a micro switch. To adjust properly I use a multimeter on DC volts to the switch connections. 5 volts the switch...

Hot Tubs: 5f error, caps
Hot Tubs: 5f error, caps

Hot Tubs: Eastern Spa 449B Hot tub from China-Direct.com, control panel
Hot Tubs: Eastern Spa 449B Hot tub from China-Direct.com, control panel

Hot Tubs: Hot Springs Leak, grade silicone, light lens
Hot Tubs: Hot Springs Leak, grade silicone, light lens, highlife

Hot Tubs: Marquis FLO error, vapor lock
Hot Tubs: Marquis FLO error, vapor lock

Hot Tubs: faults, flow switch, cause water
flow switch, cause water, turn on the heat: Lets say we did a water change and the water is at 50 degrees and we set it for 100. The pump comes on to heat and we get what you see as a flow message, did we get the air out of the pump? is there a strong flow on high speed like normal? if not run hi low...

Hot Tubs: floating pump, jumper setting, circulation pump
jumper setting, circulation pump, light button: Ludie, It would matter which pump you are referring to whether it is a 2 speed primary pump or a single speed circulating pump and that would determine how the system should operate. So there should be a circulation pump that runs all the time and the other...

Hot Tubs: GFCI Trips Out, vita spa, gfci trips
vita spa, gfci trips, insulation tester: One more idea, during he last minute of timeout a cam is starting to open the switch and during this transition from fully closed to fully open the switch opens to slow resulting in arcing,noise and drop in supply voltage to the pump and cause one of them...

Hot Tubs: Heater heats, shuts off, then doesn't turn back on, circulation pumps, economy mode
circulation pumps, economy mode, circulator pump: Since you found that menu make sure the spa is not in economy mode as it will only heat when that pump is on its filter cycle which you have set for 24 hours. Once you have it in standard mode you could decrease the filter time. In economy mode the heater...

Hot Tubs: Heater Kicking Out, when I Start Jets, speed jets, ken ken
speed jets, ken ken, amperage: Ken, If your spa is hooked up for 110 volts, this is normal. A 110 volt spa cannot have the jets and the heater running at the same time because it would be too much amperage so the control box is configured to shut the heater off if you turn on the hi speed...

Hot Tubs: Hot Spring Tub, channel lock pliers, repair person
channel lock pliers, repair person, water lines: Sounds like an air lock in water lines. At the front of the pump is a union at the end of a pipe if you have a wrench or channel lock pliers unloosen it counter clock wise until water comes out and cycle the pump on high and low until you hear a rushing noise...

Hot Tubs: Hot Springs Leak, cedar siding, highlife spa
cedar siding, highlife spa, foam insulation: Griffin, The leak is most likely a plumbing leak somewhere at a jet or suction fitting, but depending on how the tub is insulated it may be very difficult to find. You would have to remove all the siding and start looking. If the tub is full foamed with the...

Hot Tubs: Hot Springs Vanguard No Heat, fault model, current meter
fault model, current meter, limit switch: In your case measure the voltage to the heater and if the 240 is there you need to measure the current with a clamp on current meter on one of the supply lines and you should read around 20 amps. If you only have around 5 you need an element. If you don t...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub on the fritz? Or broken?, vacuum switches, temp gauge
vacuum switches, temp gauge, pressure switches: There should be some kind of error message. The proper water level is half way up the skimmer or filter intake. What you need to do is remove the access panel to the pumps or have landlord do it and see if there is water leaking around the pumps. Some Calspas...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Heat, fever thermometer, bay spa
fever thermometer, bay spa, economy mode: On a spa wired for 120 volts the current draw with the pump on high speed to allow the heater to run at the same time would draw way to much current to operate on 120 v so as long as your in the tub with the jets on, the spa is loosing temperature. Since you...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Pump, spa pack, hp 1
spa pack, hp 1, century lasar: What you have is an older manual spa pack that runs on low speed continuos like a power source 1200 series. If your electrical/electronic and mechanically inclined you can do it yourself but allow about $1000. If you could run on 240 it would be better. The...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub drained, catalina spa, gate valves
catalina spa, gate valves, blowers: Amy, I would think if the spa was leaking quite rapidly it would be apparent where the water was coming from. So you may have to pull off all the side panels and see if you can locate where it is coming from. I doubt the leak would have been caused by someone...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub motor, motor bearings, frame type
motor bearings, frame type, windings: This is the motor bearings in need of replacing and if you smelled the the motor burning for any length of time the winding insulation is probably weakened or even ready to burn. When I rebuild a motor I look at the windings for burn, replace bearings and...

Hot Tubs: Hotsprings Solana RX, fever thermometer, spa pool
fever thermometer, spa pool, temperature sensors: Three things could be bad. The heater relay board may be keeping the heater on before the pump starts or the pump may not be working. The third thing may be your temperature sensors called thermistors. Use a fever thermometer to compare spa display to actual...

Hot Tubs: Hydrabaths Hyflo CD pump installation, gfci breaker, air switch
gfci breaker, air switch, bath tub: I am to assume this is a glorified bath tub with jets you are speaking of. So the front of the pump goes to the suction line at the bottom of the spa and the outlet at the top or side of pump goes to the jets. As far as the motor it goes to an air switch or...

Hot Tubs: Hydrabaths whirlpool tub: pump won't start, jumper wire, electric razor
jumper wire, electric razor, spa dealers: Locate the air switch if there is two wires unplug them and make a male jumper wire with a male prong on each end and jump across these two wires and plug in and see if it works and if it does replace the air switch available at most spa dealers and if not...

Hot Tubs: Hydro Quip heater is SLOWWWWW!!!!, hydro quip, heater element
hydro quip, heater element, indicator light: Jeff, If the heater indicator light is not on, then the spa is most likely not heating by the heater element but more from the heat of the motor which is most likely running all the time. So you most likely have a problem with either a pressure switch, hi...

Hot Tubs: Hydro Spa HS200VS circuit board, hydro spas, circulation heater
hydro spas, circulation heater, hydro spa: My advice in cases of board fries is to replace the spa pack, new heater, new electronics and new keypad with either a Balboa system or a Gecko system all others are just wannabees and junk. If you have a small circulation heater pump choose the S class Gecko...

Hot Tubs: HydroSpa Circulator motor wont start, flat head screwdriver, digital spa
flat head screwdriver, digital spa, pool pumps: Find pump 1 most likely a 56 frame remove the plug at the rear of the motor dead center and put a flat head screwdriver and try to turn the shaft. No the motor isn t shot yet but make it spin before using. Being in a cold, lots of snow climate most peoples...

Hot Tubs: heat, heater element, circulator pump
heater element, circulator pump, heat control: Gail, IF the spa will not hat up to the set temperature, you first have to determine whether the heater is getting power to it or not. If there is an indicator light some where on the main box or topside that indicates the heater is on and it does not heat...

Hot Tubs: heat, plumbing modifications, spa store
plumbing modifications, spa store, 220 volt: Bruce, Yes this can be done. There are a few self contained heaters out there that can be used to replace a gas heater. You may have to do some plumbing modifications and would have to run a separate 220 volt power source to the heater, but it should be able...

Hot Tubs: Over heat (OHH error) and 6 inch water drop in 8 hr span, underground sprinkler system, inch water
underground sprinkler system, inch water, six inches: When you woke up this morning did you have a hangover and lots of guests last night ah sorry I missed it. You need to shut the sprinkler down for a few days and look for leaks as a spa that old could have a pump seal leak. If the spa has Gecko electronics...

Hot Tubs: heater on cal spa, zero volts, dc volts
zero volts, dc volts, cal spa: your new pressure switch needs adjusting but you need to buy and learn to use an ohmmeter and voltmeter and I am the teacher . measure dc volts on pressure switch pump off via lowering temperature you need 5 volts or around it now raise temperature till pump...

Hot Tubs: hi limit light, len gordon, copper lines
len gordon, copper lines, high limit: Ok now it makes sense to me. My question to you is the water actually 108 when the high limit trips? Where does the bulb end of temperature sensor go and where does the high limit go. I would suspect a bad high limit sensor if the water is cooler than 108...

Hot Tubs: hot tub, heater element, good shape
heater element, good shape, amount of money: If the spa is still wired I would have them power it up to see if the pumps start then power down right away. Expect to probably have to replace heater element around $ 70. The pump may be seized and that not a big issue. If the spa itself is in good shape...

Hot Tubs: hot tub running/heating, economy mode, couple degrees
economy mode, couple degrees, going to australia: My answer is no set your temperature at 100 and leave it there period. Once the spa reaches set temperature the pump shuts off and only starts when filtering or to heat a couple degrees this is the most efficient way. Raising and lowering the temperature makes...

Hot Tubs: hot tub tripping breaker, spa pack, heater element
spa pack, heater element, pressure switch: Chris, My first guess would be that you possibly have a bad heater element, but you say you disconnected it, but make sure that you disconnected BOTH leads off of the element posts as well as all other components that plug into the pack. If the breaker still...

Hot Tubs: hot tub wont turn on, worn bearings, professional electrician
worn bearings, professional electrician, pools and spas: On your spa the low speed is the filter and heat speed. If the high doesn t come on you may have a motor problem. To know for sure remove the small cover to expose the wire going into the motor and either measure or have someone measure the voltage on the...

Hot Tubs: hydro spa - stamina, speed jets, 3 dots
speed jets, 3 dots, three dots: When the spa needs heating it turns the pump on low speed there is a pressure switch that must close for the heater to come on. When the spa has reached temperature the heater turns off, the pump shuts down and the pressure switch must open. Either one of...

Hot Tubs: Infinty spa "flo" message, pressure switches, infinty
pressure switches, infinty, sure what this means: The flo message indicates there is not enough water pressure flowing through the heater to allow the heater to come on caused by a dirty filter or bad or misadjusted pressure switch. Run without the filter and see what happens. If you wish to adjust read some...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi heater acting up, fever thermometer, ac volts
fever thermometer, ac volts, speed jets: If you have an auto range meter put it on AC volts and carefuuly measure the voltage to the element it should be around 240 this is not an exact figure. If you have that voltage the board is probably good. Measure the voltage between one element terminal and...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi tub, jacuzzi tub, digital thermometer
jacuzzi tub, digital thermometer, offten: Most spas have a timeout on high speed usually 20 minutes and shut off. If it doesn t turn off it may be in a filter or heat cycle. I would start by checking all the keypad settings such as time and filter etc. Then check water temperature with a separate...

Hot Tubs: jacuzzi whirlpool magic touch control panel, whirlpool jacuzzi tub, jacuzzi whirlpool
whirlpool jacuzzi tub, jacuzzi whirlpool, puff of air: As some people here are so general I have to pick up on certain keywords to assume things like this is a fancy bath tub. Follow the air hose to the motor area and pull it off there then push the pushbutton and see if a puff of air is heard or felt if so locate...

Hot Tubs: jetted tubs, jetted tubs, bathtub
jetted tubs, bathtub, jets: Barbara, Unfortunately there is no way to really plug the jets off from the inside of the tub. If you wanted to just use the tub as a bathtub with out the jets you would have to get to the back side of them where the plumbing is and cut and cap off the fittings....

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay 102 breaker kicking, gfci breaker, circulation pump
gfci breaker, circulation pump, best guess: Dan, My best guess would be that it is a faulty breaker in the plug. It seems like you may have had a loose wire connection somewhere to have caused the wires to melt and this could have effected the GFCI breaker in the plug. It would even more sound like...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Hottub, centre shaft, leisure bay
centre shaft, leisure bay, bet: My bet this round is the pump is seized up. Depending what pump you have there may be a slot at the back in the center try turning this if it doesn t turn motor needs work. If the centre shaft turns free the start switch needs work. * Don t let it hum * It...

Hot Tubs: Locked control panel, spa side, first hope
spa side, first hope, display windows: Del, The LocF means that the keypad is fully locked. You are correct that by pushing the PUMP1 key for 5 seconds should unlock it. But if that don t work all I can suggest is to try powering down the spa for 5-10 minutes and then try turning the breaker back...

Hot Tubs: Low Flow, circulation pump, night today
circulation pump, night today, low flow: Burgess, If you still get the LF error even without the filters and the water seems to be flowing fine and there is plenty of water in the spa then the next thing I would be looking at would be the circulation pump. There could be some hair or debris caught...

Hot Tubs: Low pump keeps on turning after using the spa, limit message, light button
limit message, light button, light jet: I have found your board system is this a recent or day one problem. I have all the manuals for all hydrospas that I must study in more detail the fact you have a time button you need to set filter 1 start time and stop time in actual hours of the day i.e....

Hot Tubs: Low pump keeps on turning after using the spa, period time, mark iii
period time, mark iii, correct time: OK on your system there are two sensors in the steel heater tube at the bottom of the controller box ( look for black nuts at each end ) Here is what happens: the first sensor measures the water temperature and logs it in the computer, the second sensor measures...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay ap 1400, gfci works, home depot
gfci works, home depot, leisure bay: OK folks here is how a GFCI works and how to connect it I am going to start taking attendance in my classes. MOST out of the box GFCIs come with a white curly pigtail wire attached which goes to line neutral ( whites in electrical panel ) Now the GFCI has...

Hot Tubs: Marquis FLO error, marquis spa, electrican
marquis spa, electrican, runnung: By no power do you mean water flow or pump noise. Do the pumps come on like its runnung or is there nothing. Does the keypad work and display anything. If you hear motors turning but no pressure you have an air lock in the pumps best solved by loosening the...

Hot Tubs: Motor in our hot tub running constantly, warranty service center, cray supercomputer
warranty service center, cray supercomputer, hawkeye spas: There are so many different spas out there it s hard to stay up on all of them so that s why I need specifics, but in the least you knew the general situation and what to look for. I have come across so many spa dealers with a tech that either botched the...

Hot Tubs: Overheat Indicator (Marquis Spa), marquis spa, spa pumps
marquis spa, spa pumps, couple degrees: This can be caused by a dirty filter or by a pressure switch that takes to long to open when the pump stops letting the heater stay on 15 to 30 seconds longer than the water flow and boiling the water in the heater tub tripping the high limit sensor. Another...

Hot Tubs: older type jacuzzi hot tub, jacuzzi hot tub, filter element
jacuzzi hot tub, filter element, shut off valve: Simone, Unfortunately you picture does not show where the filter is. If there is no opening on top that you would have to remove a lock ring and basket to get to the filter, I would imagine it is a cannister type filter that is plumbed in underneath the cabinet...

Hot Tubs: overheat protection system, hydro quip, timer program
hydro quip, timer program, dirty filters: Erin, If the unit overheats when the pump is running on the lower speed, that would indicate that there is not enough water flow going through the heater tube which will cause the heater to overheat and trip out the hi limit. This can be caused by dirty filters...

Hot Tubs: overheat, len gordon, x spa dition
len gordon, x spa dition, temperature sensors: Brian, The sensors that plug into the board can be remove and replaced. If the temps sensor and the hi limit sensor wires (the black and gray wires you referred to)both go into the same female connector then you would most likely have to replace that whole...

Hot Tubs: Pacific Marquis, pacific marquis, air switches
pacific marquis, air switches, air button: De, If the spa is controlled by air buttons, there should be a tube that goes from each air button to the main control box. So the main control box should have air switches on the side of it for each component (pump, blower, light)and these switches have...

Hot Tubs: plug for hot tub, prongs, receptacle
prongs, receptacle, prong: This is most likely a 240 volt plug like a dryer or stove has but not the same. Special plugs require the same receptacle and wired properly. If it is only 2 prong it is most likely 120 volt. If you have the owners manual it will show the wiring diagram and...

Hot Tubs: power not getting to ozone plug on controller which is tripping my GFI, amp plug, button presses
amp plug, button presses, check valve: In order to test the power output on the connector to the ozonator you must be in a filter cycle naturally not induced by button presses. So what you must do with ozonator unplugged is wait for a filter cycle to start then measure the output voltage and make...

Hot Tubs: pumps do not start, just small click sound, cal spa, ge motors
cal spa, ge motors, click sound: The motors have an internal ground but I would hook them back up. Sounds like your not getting the full 240 volts. Start by measuring the power coming in for 240 on the hot lines then measure hot to neutral for 110v which you will find as the relays are clicking...

Hot Tubs: Replacing tubing, tiger river, access panel
tiger river, access panel, check valve: Will, Of the two tubes that run to the pump, one is an intake which goes into the front of the pump and the hose should lead to either a filter or suction fitting at the bottom of the tub. The other plumbing line goes to the discharge or the pump which is...

Hot Tubs: SERVICE message on display, service message, lack of knowledge
service message, lack of knowledge, those guys: As this sounds like a newer coast and since coast doesn t help anyone but themselves you must contact those guys directly or one of their distributors. Please forgive me if I sound rude would help you if I could. Coast made a good strong spa and thats all...

Hot Tubs: Spa heater, contactor relay, spa heater
contactor relay, spa heater, gfci breaker: What you need to do is measure the voltage at heater contacts if no 110/240 is present you have to trace back across each component like thermostat, pressure switch and high limits to see which one shows 110/220 across its contacts and this is the problem....

Hot Tubs: Spa goes from low speed to high, digital spa, wire connections
digital spa, wire connections, ammeter: Make sure you don t have an FL, FC reading and run without the filter for a day and the heater may need replacing but requires a clamp on ammeter to test which should be easy since you got this far. 12 degrees in 24 hours is pump seal heat. Stay in touch...

Hot Tubs: Sun Ray spa OH5 error code, fever thermometer, sun ray
fever thermometer, sun ray, balboa: Can you find out what control elctronics is used Like Balboa or Gecko found on the panel connected beside the motor. Fever thermometer the water as see if its hot. Does the code also shut things down. Looks like Overheat Sensor. I need more info on what you...

Hot Tubs: Sweetwater spa, flex pipe, filter drain
flex pipe, filter drain, flex tube: The temperature sensor goes through the foam flex pipe and the sensor is located near the filter. Drain spa below sensor, cut the wire at flex pipe and unthread sensor and remove put O ring on new sensor and thread in put a small pin in the sides of old sensor...

Hot Tubs: shutting down hot tub in the evening, hot tub, spa
hot tub, spa: Myrt, It is OK to shut the power off to the spa when not using it, the only draw back really is it may actually cost you more in electric to do this as it takes more energy to heat the spa up again then it would if you were to leave it running and set to...

Hot Tubs: 1992 royal spa leaking around jets, royal spa, meassage
royal spa, meassage, silver ring: The actual jet itself fits into a jet body which goes through the shell of the spa and a nut threads on the back to hold it tight against the wall. There is a gasket on the jet body on the tub side to seal it. If the gasket is bad or the body is loose or cracked...

Hot Tubs: 2" water leaking on Cal Spa, rubber coupling, metal clamps
rubber coupling, metal clamps, cal spa: Roni, I have seen some instances where that kind of repair would work. It would be mainly how it holds up under pressure. So it is not really not recommended to do this as it should just be glued with a PVC coupling, especially if the plumbing is on the pressure...

Hot Tubs: 2000 Jacuzzi Pinnacle Plus FLO & OH message, circulation pump, impellor
circulation pump, impellor, flow switch: The thing that delayed my answer was the union and screen you mentioned and only found it shown in the original 2001 owners manual and not in the parts history or STA manual. It s called a cycling valve for the 6 jet seat so now I see the union and screen...

Hot Tubs: 2001 Dynasty Spa - Gallant - Classic Series - Water leak, water leaks, leak water
water leaks, leak water, wet end: Between the actual motor and pump wet end where water goes through is a pump seal that on a 2001 definitely needs replacing and will show up on high speed more than low like someone flinging water or a drip between wet end and motor Also check all unions...