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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...

Hot Tubs: 2001 hot spring classic, ozone generators, heater element
ozone generators, heater element, ozonator: Ozone generators run during filter cycles and normally shut down when spa is used or if water gets into them they trip the breaker. A bad heater either is burnt out or has a ground fault short which also trips the breaker. Replace the heater element and try...

Hot Tubs: Balboa VS500 board issue, continuity issues, continuity test
continuity issues, continuity test, spa pack: You did everything except dissconnect the heater, Put it all back together and remove heater connections and try. Sounds like you have a bad heater element as in element to ground fault tripping breaker which can only be tested with more expensive meg meters....

Hot Tubs: bad impeller, water wheels, hp motor
water wheels, hp motor, impeller: A broken impeller is only about $50 and thats a standard Sundance, Jacuzzi part that you need to get from a dealer. Reqires draining the spa which probably drained when impeller broke and you have to remove the pump to do and take apart and unthread the bad...

Hot Tubs: balboa icon15 erratic heating, stainless steel teflon, zero ohms
stainless steel teflon, zero ohms, water chemistry: You need to clamp an ammeter around one leg of your supply hot line and monitor it as the spa runs it should be about 20 amps if the heater is good. Check the reading periodically and note when and why it drops to a lower pump draw reading. The thermistor...

Hot Tubs: balboa suv m-7 control - no heat, heater element, heating element
heater element, heating element, new element: Kevin, If the heat light is on on the keypad then you should be getting voltage at the heater element. So if you have a new element installed and you do not get voltage at the element then it would have to be a bad relay or solder joint on the PC board. So...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa over heats, cal spa, pressure switch
cal spa, pressure switch, high limit: If The heater relays are fused closed a new board probably Balboa thats what they used but don t rule out the sensors that may have caused it. Make sure the pressure switch is not closed when the pump stops. Having read your question several times now your...

Hot Tubs: Cal spa 2001 saftey suction problem, vacuum switches, zero volts
vacuum switches, zero volts, vacuum switch: I hope you replaced the suction switches with vacuum switches and not pressure switches as they are not the same unless its a dpdt pressure switch. Why they did that I ll never know and their dually pump. The vacuum switch should close when the pressure switch...

Hot Tubs: Catalina spa not working, vacuum effect, hot tub repair
vacuum effect, hot tub repair, spa systems: I would be willing to bet the jet pump is defective the main reason for the 20 amp fuse. The spa heats until it reaches the set point temperature then shuts off and on as needed. The hot air you speak of mat be a heated blower motor that makes too much noise....

Hot Tubs: CONTROL ID TROUBLE, correct temp, sleep mode
correct temp, sleep mode, hard time: Your spa is in the sleep mode SL and will not heat normally, you need to get it into the standard mode. As there are many variations of control panels you need to consult your owners manual on how to do this. If you don t have the manual visit the manufacturers...

Hot Tubs: Coast Spa / Gecko Over Heat, spa model, waterproof coating
spa model, waterproof coating, high limit: Usually on the SSPA the heater relays fuse close keeping power to the heater in spite of what the temperature sensor says and it stays on till it reaches the high limit separate sensor of 120 F. I don t advise board level repairs even though some do. One I...

Hot Tubs: Coleman drain valve, coleman drain, hose clamp
coleman drain, hose clamp, vinyl hose: More than likely if the drain valve is ribbed or barbed they are using a clear vinyl hose in the plumbing with a hose clamp. In which case if you have enough hose cut the old drain off then warm the vinyl hose with a hair dryer or hot water and then put glue...

Hot Tubs: Coleman spa, coleman spa, venturi effect
coleman spa, venturi effect, air ports: Some spas come with a blower motor that has it s own air ports that have nothing to do with the normal jets and do occassionaly blow off the line so reconnect it and put a screw through the pipe to hold it there no water flows through it just air. The normal...

Hot Tubs: coast spa jets, spa jets, white cone
spa jets, white cone, keri: If your jet came out it needs replacing especially if the white cone is thin and soft. There is a tab about 1/4 inch wide on the gray larger ring of the jet which you line up with the smooth slot on a ring usually black inside where you put the jet. If you...

Hot Tubs: coleman model 502 (2 man)- flo message, dirty filters, pressure switch
dirty filters, pressure switch, low speed: Kate, If you can run the spa on high speed and you only get the Flo message when it runs on the low speed, then that would mean that there is either a bad pressure switch or possibly just dirty filters. But make sure that the low speed pump does kick on...

Hot Tubs: control panel, detroit weather, jet motors
detroit weather, jet motors, spa pack: http://www.metapacks.com/pdf_mspa/mlow.pdf This is where you find exactly what you need. I hope this helps Pam. Sorry I took extra time to find this site. The whole tecnical manual is there as well but this is what you need. I have the whole...

Hot Tubs: Dakota spa question, switch problem, proper voltage
switch problem, proper voltage, pressure switch: Nate, The FLO error will also come up if the pump is not running when it is supposed to. So it would only be a pressure switch problem if the pump was running and you were getting this error. So I would have the pump checked out first to make sure it is getting...

Hot Tubs: determining if circ pump failed, spa control system, heater element
spa control system, heater element, jetsetter: Jim, If the breaker trips out immediately you can troubleshoot to find out which part may have a short by disconnecting each component one by one until you can reset the breaker. So maybe start by unplugging the circ pump, try turning on the breaker if it...

Hot Tubs: dewatering styroforam, losing battle, plastic wrap
losing battle, plastic wrap, styrofoam: Chris, Getting all the water out of a Styrofoam cover may be a losing battle. You can try taking it out of the vinyl and leaving it out n the sun for a few days but even if you were to get it all dried out it would most likely happen again being that the...

Hot Tubs: electric relay to pneumatic control, jet controls, adam moore
jet controls, adam moore, air button: In order to accurately answer the question a wiring diagram is needed. The low speed of the pump should be running when powered up and when the jet button is pressed it goes to high speed. The relay is mainly used to turn the heater off and on. The heater...

Hot Tubs: error codes, cal spa, pressure switch
cal spa, pressure switch, good water: Becky, The Fl code generally means that there is a problem with the pressure switch in the heater not sensing enough water going through the heater tube. This can also be caused by a dirty filter, low water or some kind of obstruction in the lines that prevents...

Hot Tubs: Finding GFCI plug for my Jacuzzi Select Series Whirlpool, jacuzzi spa, screw terminals
jacuzzi spa, screw terminals, hottub: Jacuzzi spa s do not come with a built in GFCI as the wiring is up to the homeowner or certified electrician there must be one installed by law. Perhaps this homeowner did not install one. If the wire you speak of goes directly into the breaker panel to a...

Hot Tubs: replacing a water temperature sensor, teflon tape, sensor probe
Hot Tubs: replacing a water temperature sensor, teflon tape, sensor probe, new sensor

Hot Tubs: spa won't turn on, fuse, hot tub
Hot Tubs: spa won't turn on, fuse, hot tub

Hot Tubs: Gecko M Class problem with control, spa heater, happy camper
spa heater, happy camper, exact url: Do a web search for m class gecko all I have is PDF files. If you look upsome of my past replies you will find a happy camper whom i gave the exact url for what they need on m class s class all Gecko stuff. The main purpose of this place is to help others...

Hot Tubs: gecko spa pack temp problem, spa pack, therapeutic spa
spa pack, therapeutic spa, new spa: My question is does the pump stay on all this time trying to heat? How many pumps and accessories like ozonator? I would say this is a board problem in which case I recommend a new spa pack for the price minus pumps it comes with a new heater and board you...

Hot Tubs: HL Error code, oem board, pressure switch
oem board, pressure switch, day water: Was the water actually high limit temperature? Is there a red led lite on the board? Find the flying saucer pressure switch on the silver heater tube and remove the two black wires with power off and test continuity on the prongs if it is shorted adjust it...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Flo question, voyager model, spa company
voyager model, spa company, pool and spa: If you can get it out you can get it in. What I suggest is you take it out and make a note of what wires you take off and where they go and take to a pool/spa company and have it tested and if its bad get a replacement of that same pump as there are so many...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Leak Near Motor/Impellor, motor shaft, impellor
motor shaft, impellor, wet end: Don t really need a video but I will check it out gotta see that first 30 seconds. Your pump seal is bad also called a mechanical seal by some. It s purpose is to keep water in the wet end part and out of the electrical part and requires removing the pump...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub circuit breaker blows periodically, weather environment, temperature sensors
weather environment, temperature sensors, ozonator: Good old Sundance a great spa one of the best have faith, its good they are working with you we are trained to solve. Sundance requires official extensive training so take their words to heart. Ozonators and circ pumps trip breakers, temperature sensors send...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub heating element replacement., element replacement, master spa
element replacement, master spa, heating element: The pressure switch is that flying saucer like objrct with two wires threaded into the heater tube. The main purpose of a pressure switch for you and all others. When the pump is off so is the switch and so is the heater. This is a safety feature to keep...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub leak, hydro spa, circular piece
hydro spa, circular piece, droping: Simply put you have a pump seal leak take it in and have it fixed cause if you never done it before you will never do again as the impeller may break, the shaft may break its a real chore for me sometimes. It s worth every cent to have it fixed right...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub leaks and noisy, hot tub leaks, broken shaft
hot tub leaks, broken shaft, wet end: Since the spa drained and was noisy, your impeller is broken inside the wet end of the pump. Replace or have the impeller and pump seal replaced. It is also possible the front shaft of the motor broke off in which case get a new pump. To remove a broken shaft...

Hot Tubs: Hydro Spa (heat problem), digital spa, hydro spa
digital spa, hydro spa, heating element: If yhis is a non digital spa the relay coil is controlled by a high limit switch, a pressure switch and a mechanical thermostat one of which is open and not working. If it is a digital spa it gives error messages. So follow the relay coil wiring to each device....

Hot Tubs: Hydro spa filters/owners manual, spa hot tub, hydro spa
spa hot tub, hydro spa, spa company: You need to remove the panel where the motors are and find out what Balboa controller system you have or other name on the box where all the wires go to and see if you can get a model number. With this info a pool and spa company can get one or may have one....

Hot Tubs: hot tub ignorance.. don't know how to turn on, friction heat, water chemistry
friction heat, water chemistry, electrical panel: When a spa is winterized or even shutdown for any length of time the heater tends to corrode and cause it to trip the breaker, replacing the element will fix that problem. The pump could also be the cause if it is seized. To test this either unplug it or disconnect...

Hot Tubs: hot tub panel not working, tiny bubbles, economy mode
tiny bubbles, economy mode, light button: noEc stands for normal economy mode. Have you programmed filter times. Ok you may have locked the panel. To do a full panel lock hold the light button for 10 seconds you should see LocP if it says LocF the panel is locked and nothing works. To disable LocF...

Hot Tubs: hot tub power is off, miniature electronic circuits, gfci breaker
miniature electronic circuits, gfci breaker, heater element: Disconnect the wires going to the heater element and try the power now if it works you need a new heater element or heater tube. For warranty purposes the heater tube must be replaced completely. It could be something else but heaters are my first suspect...

Hot Tubs: hot tub walls, bromine tablets, grade sandpaper
bromine tablets, grade sandpaper, spa line: Sounds like a build of calcium in the lines try a spa line flush product where you remove the filter and run then drain as per instructions. Thenewer tablets may have a higher PH creating more calcium then usual. Check water chemistry for Alkalinity and PH....

Hot Tubs: hotsprings jetsetter, electrical circuitry, ground faults
electrical circuitry, ground faults, heater element: All indications point to a bad heater element they develope ground faults sometimes overnight, sometimes when the spa is left dry for a period of time or they can gradually develope a fault. A note regarding breakers, the more often a breaker tips the weaker...

Hot Tubs: Infinity Cascade Spa, building a deck, skimmer
building a deck, skimmer, costco: If it is threaded on in any way it is a pressurized lid, if the filters are in a skimmer you can use the spa or if the filters themselves thread in you can use. You wil know if you need when you fill with water and start, if you wear it you need it. Good luc...

Hot Tubs: Jaccuzi, gfci breaker, great shape
gfci breaker, great shape, test button: Make sure the spa is on a GFCI breaker with a test button you use regularly there is no exception to this rule period. So many spa users assume they are protected and never test their GFCI and don t have an outside shutoff. So when I am called to repair a...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi hot tub flashing FL error, jacuzzi hot tub, amp fuse
jacuzzi hot tub, amp fuse, circulation pump: There is a FLO temerature FLO error which indicates the circulation pump isn t on or the flow switch is bad if the pump is on. But this condition would still allow the other pumps to work. The other FLO is a solid FLO and shuts off all pumps as if the keypad...

Hot Tubs: jacuzzi hot tub model h240000 Z145 / 345, jacuzzi hot tub, zero volts
jacuzzi hot tub, zero volts, heater element: Measure the voltage at the heater element and if its not there check back through the pressure switch and thermostat or measure voltage across each you should read zero volts any switch showing a voltage is open or bad. To test for a bad element that has the...

Hot Tubs: jumper setting, spa pack, spa packs
spa pack, spa packs, c degrees: In the case of S class spa packs when you purchase a new pack without the keypad the replacement may not be an exact of the original and the light becomes the blower and blower becomes temperature to best solve your problem contact the people you got the spa...

Hot Tubs: jumper setting, spa builders, model number
spa builders, model number, gecko: First off spa builders usually tape a folded diagram inside the panel or on the back of the panel. Second I don t know what equipment you have that needs configuring, one pump, two pumps or even what spa you have. These things I need to know please. Is this...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Hot Tub Heater Switch, hot tub heater, toggle switch
hot tub heater, toggle switch, leisure bay: Laura, I am not really sure about the controls you are referring to so you may have to send a picture of those so that I can see how it is set up. But generally if the spa is not heating there would have a pump running first and if it was running and there...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay older hot tub, fractional horsepower, diana hall
fractional horsepower, diana hall, jet pumps: All spas have at least one two speed pump that heats the water and feeds the jets on low speed. The second high speed just increases the power to the same jets. On the older manual non digital spas the low speed usually runs 24/7 until the high speed jet button...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay spa with Balboa control, bay spa, leisure bay
bay spa, leisure bay, pressure switch: The pressure switch would be my first choice is this an LX 10 controller. Turn the pressure switch all the way in making sure its open and rest the breaker the pump should start but won t heat. Slowly turn the pressure switch out 1/2 turn and stop then repeat...

Hot Tubs: Leisure bay ECN on display, economy mode, leisure bay
economy mode, leisure bay, ram drive: ECN is economy mode. This mode is used when you don t use the spa often and varies on so many spas it is hard to keep up but in essence it keeps the spa from freezing in Alaska and keeps the spa from overheating in Arizona. In Canada the economy mode allows...

Hot Tubs: leaking hot tub, wood slats, foam insulation
wood slats, foam insulation, cement blocks: In order to save the skirt you would have to access the leaks by tipping the spa on its side and removing foam insulation. We usually start by putting the spa on cement blocks to locate the leak area and then dig out the insulation to locate the leaks. If...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay eclipse hot tub, leisure bay, hot tub
leisure bay, hot tub, eclipse: This is an LX 10 keypad that tends to get water in it so pry the keypad up and look for rusty contacts or rusty looking water inside it if so replace with an alpha lx 10 keypad. Take the keypad out and take to aspa supllier of parts and get exact replacement...

Hot Tubs: lesiure bay s2, pvc pipes, pvc pipe
pvc pipes, pvc pipe, grey dial: Melissa, It sounds like what you are referring to is a diverter valve and if it popped off it is most likely broken or there are threads that are stripped on it which would require replacement of the complete valve or at the least the top part with the guts....

Hot Tubs: lightning strike, lightning strike, controller c
lightning strike, controller c, pressure switch: Don t know who checked your board how can they say its ok when it goes to 118 way over high limit. It sounds like a fused heater relay i.e. the contacts are welded closed keeping heater on all the time. But before you listen to me make sure the pressure switch...

Hot Tubs: Marquis spa only heats water when jets are on high, marquis spa, hhmm
marquis spa, hhmm, there were wires: I am a spa technician required to fix all brands of spa s I have never seen, and deal with people I sometimes dislike but I have a job to please and solve. So I am in the middle of all things where I don t know is not an option. So lets solve the dilemmas...

Hot Tubs: mother board, bearer of bad news, spa pack
bearer of bad news, spa pack, puff of smoke: The whole thing needs to be replaced sending 120 volts through the ground terminal of a motherboard will fry it. As you didn t specify what board if its Gecko buy a new spa pack cw heater and keypad. Your beyond sensors unfortunately since you compromised...

Hot Tubs: name brand of spa, cal spa, leisure bay
cal spa, leisure bay, jacuzzi: Tiffany, It may be very difficult to find the brand name of the tub just by those numbers. You will have to look on the keypad or on the main control box to see if there is a brand name on one of those such as Jacuzzi, Leisure Bay, Cal Spa etc. But if you...

Hot Tubs: OH on Jacuzzi Pinnacle, flow switch, sensor assembly
flow switch, sensor assembly, high limit: The high limit, flow and temperature sensor are all on the same plug and would require each connected separetly. The temperature sensor threads into the shell, the flow switch threads into a T and the high limit is a probe that goes into the heater tube. You...

Hot Tubs: Overheating hot tub, temperature sensors, hot tub
temperature sensors, hot tub, coleman: Kim, If you are getting the OHH code immediately when you turn on the power to the spa, then I would guess that there is a problem with one of the temperature sensors on the heater or a problem with the PC board itself. So I would first try replacing both...

Hot Tubs: overheating hot tub, proper flow, cool button
proper flow, cool button, ohmmeter: Make sure jets are not closed, filter is clean and the pump/pumps are working and that there is proper flow from the jets. The OHH comes on when water temperature in the spa or heater reaches 118 F and can only be reset when the temperature is below 108 F...

Hot Tubs: PHT1000 amperage, horsepower rating, amp breaker
horsepower rating, amp breaker, heater element: The pumps in general have a HP (horsepower) rating and the motors have a label that shows the current draw. A 4K4 watt heater element draws 19 amps. Add the pump amp draw. So say we have a 1.5 Hp pump that draws 7 amps and a 4K4 heater at 19 amps the total...

Hot Tubs: pacific hot tub, bench test, spa pack
bench test, spa pack, circulation pump: If I came to this service call I would want to power the tub up to see if low speed works, the pressure switch works and the heater doesn t trip the breaker and has continuity then try the jets and then if motor dies since it s a pacific, drain the water,...

Hot Tubs: power switch on balboa controller, power switch, volts
power switch, volts, covert: There should be a wiring diagram on the back of the cover of the controller that shows this info. There is a jumper that needs changing. You can go to the Balboa web site for info as well. You need this diagram to covert it over. Let me know if you can t find...

Hot Tubs: pump motor, paint marker, emerson motor
paint marker, emerson motor, low speed: Yes more than likely you have high and low speed switched as some spa s will not heat on high speed in which case you are trying to reach temperature without a heater and the spa will run forever. On a 56 frame A.O. Smith the common wire normally white is...

Hot Tubs: refilling tub, floor drain, exact location
floor drain, exact location, leaks: Sounds to me like the floor drain isn t closed see if you can locate the leak as you fill a drain cap my be off or call the previous owners re draining they may have the cap. Another thing you can do if its not that is send me a picture of the exact location...

Hot Tubs: removal of jet front wall fitting, jet tool, gasket
jet tool, gasket, screwdriver: If the tub isn t losing water leave it alone. But if you must slowly tap the slots with a screwdriver to loosen then use the tool. Remember there is a body behind the shell that if not held in by insulation will require access to. If you are successful throw...

Hot Tubs: replacing a water temperature sensor, water loss, temperature sensor
water loss, temperature sensor, water temperature: Find the sensor wire at the board and follow it carefully back to the spa looking for cuts in the wire for some reason critters like these wires. I don t know what nutritional value they have but they seems to like them, also check for clean contacts on board...

Hot Tubs: Spa in ICE mode in summer, tech savvy person, temperature sensors
tech savvy person, temperature sensors, heating element: Kevin, The ICE mode should only come up if the water temperature is under about 50 degrees so obviously this must not be the case and there is a problem with either the temperature sensors or a malfunction within the PC board. So your best bet would be to...

Hot Tubs: Spa pak humming, brett aqualine, spa pack
brett aqualine, spa pack, pool company: Spa pack humming or motor humming? No don t spray things into a motor if it s flammable it will catch fire when it starts been there done that. The best way to get a seal fixed is bring it to me otherwise rely on the pool company you are loyal to if you have...

Hot Tubs: Spa trips circuit breaker - please help, spa trips, fuse panel
spa trips, fuse panel, bay spa: Gene, If a fuse is blowing then there is a definite short in some component. So if you say the fuse does not blow when you disconnect the pump, then that would lead me to believe the problem is in that pump. the motor may still spin freely but I have had...

Hot Tubs: Spa water not staying heated, power interruptions, spa water
power interruptions, spa water, board hope: Billy, What sounds like may be happening is somehow the temperature is getting reset to a default setting as if the power is getting interrupted. If you can raise the temperature to like 100 degrees and the heat kicks on and you come out the next day and...

Hot Tubs: Sundance Hottub flow will not shut off, fever thermometer, flow cycle
fever thermometer, flow cycle, constant heat: What you need to do is get an accurate fever thermometer and compare it to the reading on the keypad and if the spa doesn t show the same temperature then the plastic sensor by the filter needs replscing.http://www.sundancespas.com/Communications/InstructionManuals/03850Man.pdf...

Hot Tubs: spa modes, economy mode, sure what type
economy mode, sure what type, f number: Without the make of spa its hard to be sure. Try a two key sequence like jets then temp within 5 seconds if ecn flashes press jet button again to select std mode then temp to confirm. Or try temp then jets or light and jets, try several two key combinations....

Hot Tubs: spa won't heat on its own, jacuzzi spa, circulation pump
jacuzzi spa, circulation pump, dip switch: Rich, If your neighbor replaced the panel underneath the spa that has a circuit board in it, then most likely it is not set up properly to run the heater. It would depend on whether your spa has a 24 hour circulation pump or not to how it would be configured....

Hot Tubs: spa won't turn on, control panel buttons, spa hot tub
control panel buttons, spa hot tub, boss system: Brian, What might have happened is that if you had tried turning the tub on before it was filled all the way it possibly tried to kicking on the heater and if there was not enough water in the spa it would have overheated and tripped out the hi limit reset...

Hot Tubs: Takes a long time to heat, heating element, schematic diagram
heating element, schematic diagram, long time: What reason did you change the element? Not heating or tripping the breaker ( very important). Is this a digital or manual spa? What controller does it use as in brand or model and is their a wiring schematic diagram you can supply. It sounds like a control...

Hot Tubs: Temp Sensors, heater element, stainless tube
heater element, stainless tube, proper water: Eric, The hi limit sensor is the one that connects on to the side of the heater tube and if you are getting the OH error and are sure you have proper water flow, then that would be the sensor to try replacing first. There could be a problem with the other...

Hot Tubs: Thermistor values, heater element, 1k ohms
heater element, 1k ohms, dirty filters: Bill, If the spa keeps tripping out on hi limit and actual water is not getting hot, then that would either mean that the tube is getting too hot, possibly air in the tube or the heater element touching up against the tube, lack of water flow through the...

Hot Tubs: Tub only runs at high speed, circulation pump, temperature sensors
circulation pump, temperature sensors, level configuration: Assuming no pumps have been changed and all wired correctly for high/low speed connections and no dedicated circulation pump perhaps the configuration settings have changed or the temperature sensors are bad. Go to http://www.balboainstruments.com/page120.html...

Hot Tubs: temp sensor sundance cayman, spa shell, temperature sensors
spa shell, temperature sensors, temperature sensor: Temperature sensors are usually located either in the filter/skimmer well or near the light and are threaded into a fitting through the spa shell. Remove the cover off the electrical controller inside the spa and locate temperature sensor via the schematic...

Hot Tubs: watkins highlife leak detection, unidentified source, highlife
unidentified source, highlife, leak detection: Andrew, I am not sure how your cabinet is built, but most spas you should be able to remove all the siding so that you can inspect the fittings for leaks. So check carefully for any screws that may be hold the sides on as very rarely have I seen siding that...

Hot Tubs: 2005 CalSpa displaying SF, rain soaks, rain storms
rain soaks, rain storms, spa pack: I don t know why Calspa got so carried away with suction and pressure switches and their magnetic filters. Personally I would replace the whole spa pack,, try shorting out each sensor till it works then replace or eliminate the sensor as it is probably a...

Hot Tubs: 220 Controller to 110 pump., neutral wire, volt systems
neutral wire, volt systems, class act: Lonnie, Most 220 volt systems can be converted to where you can have a 110 volt pump simply by moving the white neutral wire of the pump plug from a 220 slot to a slot where it has a white neutral feed. So look on the inside of the pack and follow the white...

Hot Tubs: 65000 Elite Series Leisure Bay Hot Tub, elite series, leisure bay
elite series, leisure bay, rodents: Karrie, If the rodents just chewed through the cords of one or more of the components such as the pump or blower, you can either get an electrician to come out and cut and spice the damaged wires or you can most likely just find the complete cords themselves...

Hot Tubs: '97 HotSprings Soverieng, hotsprings, soveriegn
hotsprings, soveriegn, hot springs: Bill, Unfortunately you may be out of luck. The only ones that would have a manual that old would be Hot Springs themselves. You may have to call them directly or contact a local Hot Springs dealer to see if they can dig one up for you as I do not know of...

Hot Tubs: 99 sundance 750/850 hot tub, new sensor, temperature sensor
new sensor, temperature sensor, hot tub: The most common cause for this is a bad temperature sensor located in the filter well and requires replacing. If you seach my past replies you should find a detailed description on how to change this sensor. You will need to locate a Sundance dealer in your...

Hot Tubs: Balboa hot tub, couple questions, private owner
couple questions, private owner, hot tub: You should run the spa in standard mode and start at 100 F degrees and let it run there. A picture of the jets would help me and the age of the spa. Older Balboa s used that seized open or closed so any info you can give would help feel free to reply back...

Hot Tubs: Balboa suv-m7, heater assembly, heating element
heater assembly, heating element, original board: First thing you must do on all Balboa boards is make sure all switch positions and jumpers match the original board settings and then there are configuration settings to make sure it works right. you need to go to http://www.balboainstruments.com/page120.html...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber hot tub board fault, motor windings, eprom chip
motor windings, eprom chip, beachcomber hot tub: You need a D, E or F chip. Another solution is to drill an hole in the side of the cabinet and install a toggle switch to interrupt the high speed wire between the board and the pump until the spa heats up. Why this happens is the spa is designed when a freeze...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber hot tub problem, beachcomber hot tub, correct positions
beachcomber hot tub, correct positions, control buttons: Jim, It would sound like there is a malfunction with the keypad. Either the keypad has moisture in it to where it has shorted out or there is moisture in on the plug receptacle where the keypad plugs into the main circuit board that will cause these problems....

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber Model 580, power outage, number 9
power outage, number 9, dashes: The Beachcomber is one of my favourate tubs, the first I ever had training on and a factory authorized technician for them. It s a great tub and every make and models of spa s have problems. In your case I would say the keypad needs replacing. The easiest...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber Motherboard, spa wars, service oriented company
spa wars, service oriented company, kick in the ass: Well you can give Beachcomber a kick in the ass by switching to a Gecko pack and we end up with spa wars here. Hmm the 740 has LCD display 2 pumps plus the hush. The LCD display gets warm because of the backlights are they using LED s yet. Is this not warranty...

Hot Tubs: Breaker tripped after 20 min, heater element, best guess
heater element, best guess, loose wire: Shawn, If the breaker trips after 20 minutes or so it will be kind of difficult to troubleshoot. You will have to try start eliminating components one by one even including your new heater element. So maybe I would start with that by disconnecting the 2 wire...

Hot Tubs: Breaker trips, spa pack, heater element
spa pack, heater element, electrical circuits: The board is bad if you have dissconnected everything and it trips. You are better to replace the complete spa pack c/w new heater than the aggravation of replacing a board. Make sure it s an S class Gecko pack. I just recently changed one and had to do some...

Hot Tubs: balboa 2000 le / icon31, laser guided missles, test mode
laser guided missles, test mode, toaster: http://service.balboa-instruments.com/SpaPanelMessages/ go here to do this as its too complex to describe here even I have to refer to this daily. Balboa is so software driven now you can have six pumps, laser guided missles and lighting as well as a...

Hot Tubs: balboa pro lite leader (dead?), workbench, fuses
workbench, fuses, hot tub: I would start with a keypad you know is good. Without water you would nave a Fl flow erroe on the display, without the sensors an SN erroe message. Without the heater just a cold tub. Check the glass on board soldered fuse if it is bad so is the board that...

Hot Tubs: balboa system, level configuration, test mode
level configuration, test mode, befor: The - F indicates that the temperature hasn t been detected yet. If rhe board got wet it may have shorted out some ICs permanently. It is also possible the low level configuration is messed up. The sensors in the heater tube may be bad also. Since you know...

Hot Tubs: breaker keeps kicking off, spa service, pool and spa
spa service, pool and spa, leisure bay: The usual cause of a breaker tripping is heater related but can be caused by a bad pump or blower motor. To start remove element wires and run the spa if it still trips unplug everything and try all one at a time it s a very simple process you can do it and...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa 1998 not starting, cal spa, electrical supply
cal spa, electrical supply, lovely ladies: All these lovely ladies message me where is my dream tech girl to assist me/ Anyhow make sure all electrical supply wires are good and tight and firmly seated in the terminal block on or near the board. Also check all fuses. It sounds like one of the power...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa Leak, pvc fitting, cal spa
pvc fitting, cal spa, spa model: If it s leaks caused by freezing you may have many leaks and digging foam is like digging dirt. Fixing spa leaks requires draining filling draining filling, testing, fixing and can take forever and costly water bills unless you have a pool to drain back and...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spas 2100 pressure switch setting, thumb wheel, dc volts
thumb wheel, dc volts, zero volts: Voltmeter method: Connect a multimeter on DC volts 5 volt area range with the spa running adjust the switch for 0 volts DC. Now lower the temperature below set point when the pump stops you should see 5 volts. Now raise the temperature till the pump turns...

Hot Tubs: Coast Spa - 50 Amp Breaker won't reset, amp breaker, spa pack
amp breaker, spa pack, heater element: The problem is either the ozonator (red box) or the heater element in the steel tube. Start by unplugging the ozonator the disconnect the heater the two copper bars. I think you will find the heater element is bad. The only thinks I will repair on a Coast...

Hot Tubs: circulation pump shuts off, circulation pump, heater element
circulation pump, heater element, errorcode: It sounds like the circulation pump and pump 1 are trying to compete with one another so I shall give you a site to navigate and choose error codes for dr which is a dry heater warning and you need to check the configuration settings for the circ pump and...

Hot Tubs: constant 67, 3 dots, ac supply
3 dots, ac supply, proper voltage: Make sure you got an S class sensor and not M class they look the same. Assuming the sensor is good how do you know the heater is working ? Have you measured the voltage at the heater for the proper voltage 240 volts? Until you measure the current on one leg...

Hot Tubs: Diamante Spa in Sl (sleep) mode...., spa problem, sleep mode
spa problem, sleep mode, button keypad: Michael, To get the spa out of SL or Sleep mode you have to push a combination of buttons on your keypad. Generally it is the TEMP and then the LIGHT button if you have a 4 button keypad or WARM and MODE buttons if you have a 7 - button keypad. So which ever...

Hot Tubs: digital lights not working, fiber optic lighting, light fuse
fiber optic lighting, light fuse, colour wheel: What Gecko spa pack do you have? S class, M class or other. Measure the voltage at the light output terminals on the board for 12 VAC. If it s there you may have fiber optic lighting with a halogen light and colour wheel with a bad bulb. This fiber optic light...

Hot Tubs: display panel locked, sundance spa, dallas semiconductor
sundance spa, dallas semiconductor, chip number: You must press this sequence within 5 seconds. There is no reset button. You can try unplugging the blue and yellow transformer connection on the board to restart the board this is how I restart from a watchdog condition. The panel lock will probably still...

Hot Tubs: dreammaker eclipse, jets air, plumbing pipe
jets air, plumbing pipe, size measures: Try Poolandspa.com they would be the best one to try. As most jets, air controls,valves and other plumbing parts are made by Waterway for various brands of spa s they will have something under waterfall valves. So I would say go to pool and spa and look for...

Hot Tubs: electrical schematics, ribbon cables, electrical schematics
ribbon cables, electrical schematics, spa packs: Is the dog still alive or was the spa off. I think the dog should fix it. Here is what I can do you need to get me a high quality closeup picture of the circuit board and a description of what you think wires that are off. Hope it isn t ribbon cables. Start...

Hot Tubs: FLO error on Sundance 2000 Cameo, circulation pump, filter flow
circulation pump, filter flow, flow switch: You need a new circ pump the old one is 4 years old, time to replace. The 6500=035 is replaced with what you want a 6000=125. This should solve the problem. Jet 1 shares some plumbing with the circ pump and closes the flow switch. The second pump gets water...

Hot Tubs: Coast Spa - 50 Amp Breaker won't reset, ozonator, boxing day
Hot Tubs: Coast Spa - 50 Amp Breaker won't reset, ozonator, boxing day, perfect solution

Hot Tubs: Great Lakes Tub Jet 1 not working, slow speed, capacitors
Hot Tubs: Great Lakes Tub Jet 1 not working, slow speed, capacitors, pumps

Hot Tubs: Gecko Programming Problem, spa questions, new spa
spa questions, new spa, light button: I trully appologize for my answers and reactions. It is not that I can t get you the answer I need a day or too to get the info for you as I need to pull the info up helping with so many brands of spa questions it gets overwhelming at times. Once again I apoligize...

Hot Tubs: Great Lakes Tub Jet 1 not working, spa pumps, turbo pumps
spa pumps, turbo pumps, pool and spa: Because this pump controle the heater and filter cycles, it starts and stops many times in its life the start switch tab gets bent so as the switch no longer closes when the pump shuts off and the run windings just hum without the kick of the start winding...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub gets to hot, screen porch, sky lights
screen porch, sky lights, philadelphia pa: The friction alone of three pumps on high speed for several hours could boil water. Try running your spa without water and see how long it takes for the seals to meltdown, maybe 5 minutes. Never heard of this spa how many real HP are the pumps to run 72 jets?...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub heat, 3 dots, spa pack
3 dots, spa pack, adjustment screw: Marty, My best guess that there is a problem with the pressure switch and it sounds like it may be sticking closed once the spa gets up to temperature and the pump shuts off. This will cause the 3-dots to flash and cut off the heater. What you try is to adjust...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub heater, spa heater elements, hot water heaters
spa heater elements, hot water heaters, zero ohms: Resistance is measured in ohms with any multimeter. A resistance of zero ohms would indicate an ideal conductor and a resistance of infinity (the reading shown with leads not connected) would indicate an open circuit. Since the electrician said no resistance...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub tripping breaker, gfci breaker, heater elements
gfci breaker, heater elements, heater element: You need to replace the heater element but it is easier to replace the heater tube for a warranty point of view and need one of the same length and type. To help inform youself do a web search on why heater elements fail. Yours has a ground fault issue and...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub wont get hot, heating element, pressure switch
heating element, pressure switch, contactor: Most likely the thermostat or pressure switch is not working. Being early 90 s it s probably not digital so the contactor is not closing to send power to the heater. You would have to check the voltage at the heater. If there is a wiring diagram inside the...

Hot Tubs: Howto find replacement, better pump., plastic glue, chassis size
plastic glue, chassis size, strong suspicion: A spa/ pool PUMP consists of an electrical motor and the separate plastic wet end where water comes and goes. To simplify your dilemma get the complete pump or mess with removing the impeller and replacing the seal which is all new in a complete pumps unless...

Hot Tubs: Hydro Spa Jets, spa jets, flat screwdriver
spa jets, flat screwdriver, hydro spa: Try pool and spa,com they have lots of this stuff ok you want numbers let me see. Insert waterway numbers most spa 212 0850 waterway number I guess you struck gold these are waterway parts and any smart spa company would have. Its a common waterway jet. ...

Hot Tubs: halfmoonbay / leisurscape hottub, plumbing materials, filter heads
plumbing materials, filter heads, spa supply: The reason most people break diverters is turning them when the jets are on high speed failing to reduce the jets to low speed breaks handles and gates. The same goes for filter heads on pools. If your in ontario contact Central Spa Supply in Midland, On....

Hot Tubs: heater problem, board relays, heater element
board relays, heater element, new element: A heater element is never a waste of money as in the dead of winter you may need it. Make sure the jets have full pressure on high speed. Make sure the pressure switch is closed when pump is on low and off when it is static. Measure the voltage on the heater...

Hot Tubs: hot springs heater meltdown, digital spa, spa pack
digital spa, spa pack, new spa: Well first fix the melted plug then put in a new heater or buy a new spa. The meltdown was caused by bad contacts on the plug. Imagine if it was a 240 volt arc you would have seen stars. I would consider converting to a digital spa pack if you like the tub...

Hot Tubs: hot tub fault, spa pack, economy mode
spa pack, economy mode, digital software: I would like to know what spa pack it has. The spa may be in economy mode or a board jumper may be LC low current position that allows it to heat only when jet are off high speed i.e. Pump two is off and pump one is in low speed only. If you have two manually...

Hot Tubs: hot tub pump#2 not working, pin connections, m series
pin connections, m series, low speed: You have an M Class Gecko like the lizard with pump 1 a 2 speed pump as well as pump 2 a 2 speed pump. Did it work before you bought it. Locate the pin connections via the circuit diagram on the panel cover and measure the common to high and to low speeds...

Hot Tubs: Infinity Oceanside Water Fall Knob, red sox logo, guide rails
red sox logo, guide rails, oem applications: Most spa parts are manufactured by Waterway for specific OEM applications and while the look may change the actual parts are the same and interchangeable. A T shirt is a T shirt whether it has a Red Wing logo or Maple Leaf it is still a T shirt. So study the...

Hot Tubs: Infinity Paradise Manual, infinity, error messages
infinity, error messages: http://www.geckoalliance.com/?lang=en if you go here and find the S class or M class they have all the info you need. Infinity usually is an S class like SSPA-P.... etc. Hope this helps you also with how to program filter cycles and error messages...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi j325 waterfall light replacement, light assembly, learning curve
light assembly, learning curve, led light: I think on that model you have to replace the whole waterfall/ light assembly. Part number 6560 422 is a whole light/ waterfall assembly using a phone jack connector. This would require replacing the whole waterfall light assembly which requires removing the...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi spa jet, jacuzzi spa, ball bearings
jacuzzi spa, ball bearings, water chemistry: The bearing cage inside the jet has disintegrated. If it s the larger jet we have many people with the same problem. If the spa is under warranty contact an authorized dealer and call Jacuzzi. At any rate the jet needs replacing. Rotate the jet fully clockwise...

Hot Tubs: Jet's work on low only, spa model, jet pumps
spa model, jet pumps, jet press: I would start by clicking the jets on low speed then click to high if there is no click to a dead high speed on the spa just goes from on to off with no dead high speed zone it is a software problem. If you hit a high speed dead zone then an off on low speed...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay, temperature sensors, leisure bay
temperature sensors, leisure bay, circulating pump: Mark, If you are getting the OH code almost immediately when you turn on the power to the spa, then I would guess that there is a problem with one of the temperature sensors on the heater or a problem with the PC board itself. First see if there is any water...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Lighting problems, ribbon cables, lighting issues
ribbon cables, lighting issues, lighting problems: Are the lights colour LED that change colours and was the cable a ribbon type. Your noard is probably ok that runs the spa. There is a seperate controller box for LED lighting that several ribbon cables plug into and since mice chewed the wires it may have...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay problem, thinkpad t series, bay spa
thinkpad t series, bay spa, gb drive: Since you mentioned a GFCI plug I assume this is a 110 volt spa. Is the display red LED or LCD? Crack it open and get me board info if you can send me pictures of the keyboard and control panel it would help me more. We shall stay in contact as I have a question...

Hot Tubs: lens replacement, needle nose pliers, type lenses
needle nose pliers, type lenses, lens replacement: There are rear and front access bulb type replacement type lenses. The front access has two small hole indents using needle nose pliers or the useless tool you can unthread the lens and if the threads break silicone it back in. On rear access a nut holds the...

Hot Tubs: Marquis Spa controller problem, flat ribbon cables, marquis spa
flat ribbon cables, marquis spa, spas hot tubs: From the figures you give me the IN.XE is cheaper since it includes a new keypad, a new heater and the new board, hook the hydro, add new wires and it is there. What do you want over 500 or 600, I think Balboa is probably 200 more. Gecko includes 1 2 speed...

Hot Tubs: marquis spa model year?, marquis spa, spa model
marquis spa, spa model, moth: Mike, Most spas have some kind of serial number written on them, usually on the shell of the tub behind where the equipment is. The ones that I have seen usually have a serial number that incorporates the year and the moth the spa was built, for example if...

Hot Tubs: marquis spas, marquis spas, marquis spa
marquis spas, marquis spa, hot spa: Due too the euphoria of a hot spa 20 minutes can seem like 10. Most spas are timed for 20 minute high speed cycles. I wish they made a keypad jets high jets low thing. Yes the jets on high speed are set to time out every 20 minutes or less you can worry when...

Hot Tubs: new pump instal, spa side, limit switch
spa side, limit switch, sta rite: The line connection wire on the old pump goes to common pin of the new pump and the other wires to their respective spots on the motor. And since the other motor runs fine in both slots the board connections are fine. Try the new motor in both slots if it...

Hot Tubs: nordic hot tub, 220 volt, voltage wires
220 volt, voltage wires, flow condition: When the pump shuts will it restart by itself and is there any error message? Will it restart when you reset the breaker. If the pump was replaced and the breaker isn t tripping off. This sounds to me like the pressure switch is always staying closed causing...

Hot Tubs: overheating, temperature sensors, dial type
temperature sensors, dial type, set temperature: Shawn, If the spa is overheating it could be caused by may things. There may be a problem with the thermostat or temperature sensors, a relay sticking or possible that you have the filter cycles set to run too long and the spa is over heating just with the...

Hot Tubs: Parts for 1992 Sundance Maxxum, jet pumps, circulation pump
jet pumps, circulation pump, web thanks: The Maxxum is the largest spa they have and has a blower motor usually on the left side front panel and three jet pumps, an ozonator and a small circulation pump. The best solution to an O ring problem is bring it to an O ring supplier to replace it. I would...

Hot Tubs: PDC Hot tub error code, spa pack, new spa
spa pack, new spa, switch problem: Personally I am a strong advocate of replacing older junk with newer electronic spa pack short of buying a new spa as i am not familiar never heard of this I can t help. This is the digital age time to advance. Probably a pressure switch problem. Read past...

Hot Tubs: Portable hot tub settings, portable hot tub, thermostat control
portable hot tub, thermostat control, timer switch: Lisa, Depending how your box is set up, the timer may or may not control the heating. Look closely at the main control box to see if there is a rocker switch somewhere on it that may be designated as an auto heat/timer switch. If your box has that switch...

Hot Tubs: pacific marquis snuggler model, pacific marquis, wet side
pacific marquis, wet side, control dial: If you have a leaking pump seal it requires almost total dissassembly of pump and motor and can run into complications when removing the impeller requiring a vice. As the impeller sometimes breaks a new one is required and sometimes the motor shaft needs rethreading...

Hot Tubs: paradise spings hottub, spa repair, pool and spa
spa repair, pool and spa, electrical circuits: The transformer controls all low level voltages to the IC s and power to drive the relays and lights and electronics. The high voltage electrical circuits have their own paths. The fact you have an OH message is the sensor may be partially out reading air...

Hot Tubs: portable aero spa, digital thermostat, lifesmart
digital thermostat, lifesmart, resistors: Check to see that the actual temeperature sensor is connected and not loose. Most didgtal sensors are thermistors or thermal resistors which if not connected will cause problems and simply not show the temperature. The Op Amp needs that resistor to compare...

Hot Tubs: No power to control panel, board hope, leisure bay
board hope, leisure bay, interested check: It could be a bad keypad itself. If you read a reply I just made to another it tells how to check the transformer. I would try a keypad first then you would know its the board. Hope this helps. I advise those interested check my past replies for answers to...

Hot Tubs: No power to heater, hydro spa, printed circuit board
hydro spa, printed circuit board, terminal strip: A pictureof theboard would help but Hydro Spa s appear to be using Gecko electronics. There are two main causes for not heating, a bad or misadjusted pressure switch or an onboard heater relay failure. If you can send me a picture that would be nice thanks...

Hot Tubs: pump priming, pump priming, spa pack
pump priming, spa pack, balboa: Because of the spa pack you have this condition will result in a dy or dry condition. You need to loosen the union at the front of the pump till air is gone andwater only comes out with pump on high speed then tighten union. Fill spa through skimmer next time...

Hot Tubs: pump won't shut off, point temperature, correct settings
point temperature, correct settings, error codes: It takes 24 hours for setting to take affect sometimes. Lower the set point temperature ten degrees below actual temperature and see if pump shuts off and if not you may have to edit the configuration settings. http://www.balboainstruments.com/page120.html...

Hot Tubs: recirculating pump turns on and off..., great lakes spa, first hope
great lakes spa, first hope, hot tub: Rick, I would have the pump checked out fully first before replacing the PC board as if the pump is kicking on and off may be caused by a bad motor, possibly damaged by water from the leaky seal. So unless you had a qualified tech come out and verify that...

Hot Tubs: relay switch?, relay switch, priming
relay switch, priming, error messages: Try loosening the front pump union till you have water with no air sound. It sounds like you have an air lock in the pump not letting water to flow through the heater. Some spa s go through a heater priming mode when they start and if there is not enough water...

Hot Tubs: repairing leak hot springs spa 1993 classic (?) model, hot springs spa, hairline cracks
hot springs spa, hairline cracks, sundance spa: Well to start with get the fiberglass cloth and the liquid resin then drill a small hole at each end of the cracks to keep them from spreading then put about a 12 inch square piece of cloth and paint on the resin or even start with a 6 inch piece and when...

Hot Tubs: Sn light on hot tub, new sensor, temperature sensor
new sensor, temperature sensor, hot tub: Anthony, The Sn error usually means there is a problem with the spa temperature sensor cord. This error will usually lock out the system to where nothing will operate. So the first thing to do is to try to reset the breaker and see if the code will come...

Hot Tubs: Spa with Balboa Controller, great lakes spa, flow switch
great lakes spa, flow switch, sensor inputs: I have been fixing spa s for eight or nine years and every day something new comes along to challenge even the best techs. And sometimes the easy solution is often over looked. Why did those rats eat my cables. Make sure they didn t eat your keypad cable....

Hot Tubs: Spa jets won't stay running, spa jets, digital spa
spa jets, digital spa, ladder diagrams: Here is what I advise old spa owners. Ask yourself these question: 1. Do I need a hot tub for medical reasons and theraphy. 2. Does my current spa work fine 3. Do we need a stereo and digital TV 4. Do I want more power 5. Do I want digital control. ...

Hot Tubs: Spa Motor Bearings, skf bearings, rear bearings
skf bearings, rear bearings, vita spa: Any industrial bearing supply company has them as they are common bearing. I use 6203-2RSH SKF bearings. But there two 6203 bearings, one has a 5/8 I.D. you want the standard not the 5/8. To be safe either take one with you or measure the I.D. You will need...

Hot Tubs: Sundance spa 400 series not working, sundance spa, grounding light
sundance spa, grounding light, finger board: Yes you have done well use the neutral as an extra green ground on both ends but make sure no load neutral is connected to the GFCI just its curly line neutral to whites neutral. Some people actually connect the load neutral to the breaker, screw terminal...

Hot Tubs: sunrise hot tub, board hope, key pad
board hope, key pad, full blast: Dan, The Balboa systems do have what is called an anti-stagnation cycle which causes all the pumps to come on full blast twice a day for about 5 minutes to blow out the lines. So that is normal but it should not last for more than 5 minutes or so unless there...

Hot Tubs: Test Heat Sensor, heater element, heat sensor
heater element, heat sensor, hot spring: How did you determine it was not the board? And how do we know it is not the heater element? And why do we suspect the sensor? Sensors have a certain resistance in Ohms for a certain temperature. The best test is to have a spare sensor in the same water same...

Hot Tubs: Used Leisure Bay Spa won't turn on pumps, bay spa, amp breaker
bay spa, amp breaker, color modes: Wiring soumds good dp you have thr needed 240 volts. Measure the voltage on the board to the pumpd for 240 volts. Yws the curly neutral goes to panel neutral and the spa neutral goes to the third terminal you now have your electrical certificate. We still...

Hot Tubs: voyager2, ac volts, voyager 2
ac volts, voyager 2, connector block: If you have 220 volts going to the connector block and all fuses are good you need to test the transformer. If the transformer is onboard the easiest way to check is with the board powered and the pumps off and measure the pressure switch terminals for 5 volts...

Hot Tubs: 1987 Sundance, sundance spa, ozone generator
sundance spa, ozone generator, air circulation: Kevin, If the hose is smaller clear hose about the diameter of a fat pen that runs to the air portion of a jet, it is most likely a hose that goes to an ozone generator that you may or may not have. Look on the control box to see if you have a plug receptacle...

Hot Tubs: 1989 designer series hydroquip ds-1 system, hydro quip, best bet
hydro quip, best bet, hottub: Terri, With that spa being about 20 years old, I doubt you will be able to find anyone that has a manual for it. Your best bet would be to contact the manufacturer, Hydro Quip to see if they have any information left on it. Hydro Quip s phone number is 951-273-7575,...

Hot Tubs: 1996-97 Cal Spa Pressure Switch, cal spa, pressure switch
cal spa, pressure switch, low speed: Kody, It sounds more like your problem is that you downgraded your pump and the pressure switch is not engaging on the low speed pump. You can possibly remedy this just by adjusting the pressure switch screw counter clockwise a turn or two to make it take...

Hot Tubs: 1996 model 2000 cal spa, cal spa, temperature sensor
cal spa, temperature sensor, cables: Check the small gray wires from control box to the spa for chewed cables. SN message indicates a hi limit or temperature sensor both on a common plug on the circuit board try removing and inserting the plug a few times to clean contacts at the board. Inspect...

Hot Tubs: 1997 Cal Spa, cal spa, low speed
cal spa, low speed, well thanks: Derek, If the pump hums only when you turn on the high speed I would suspect that perhaps it was wired wrong on the back of the pump. Especially if you say the low speed relay is not sticking as that would be the only other thing that would cause that. So...

Hot Tubs: 1999 Caldera Sap, oasis spa, spa controls
oasis spa, spa controls, sensor error: The Sn indicates a sensor error. The thermistor or temperature sensor either isn t making good contact on the board or has a cut in the wiring, make sure it is plugged in the right spot securely. Sometimes mice chew the cable just splice the wires together...

Hot Tubs: 2000 Sundance Capri Operating Erratically, ribbon cable, panel connector
ribbon cable, panel connector, lm317: This is more than electrical engineering info shall we sell solar electric info. And as I said I would replace the board and never fix it and you didn t originally mention lightning but CMOS can be destroyed by fingers also. I enjoy this high tech conversation....

Hot Tubs: 2001 Sundance Altamar, ozone unit, ozone equipment
ozone unit, ozone equipment, altamar: You have in my opinion on of the best tubs ever made there is the few weak spots like circ pump and temperature sensor. Sundance was one of the first tubs I ever worked on and soon came to love their use of low HP with advanced theraphy. Good luck glad I solved...

Hot Tubs: Balboa 2000LE M-7, panel buttons, slim chance
panel buttons, slim chance, balboa: Roger, If you can hear a clicking when you push the Jets1 button but the pump does not come on then first thing to check would be the fuses. There should be a large fuse for the pump inside the control box on the circuit board. It should be either a SC25...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber, digital readout, temperature sensor
digital readout, temperature sensor, water temperature: I am wondering if you have moved the spa or had something fixed. The usual cause for overheat in this case is the temperature sensor somehow got pulled out and is sort of reading air rather than actual water temperature. Usually a broken cable results in an...

Hot Tubs: BLEEDING HOT TUB, hot tub
hot tub: The best way to bleed air from the lines is to loosen the discharge or outgoing union of pump while it is running until some air escapes. Loosen it slowly until you can get some air out and the water starts spraying out,but not to the point where the union...

Hot Tubs: Both pumps quit last night!, zero ohms, len gordon
zero ohms, len gordon, jet pumps: Do you have the schematic diagram for this usually on the back of the cover panel by the motors. I think it is probably a fuse that supplies a common to both jet pumps. One pump may be drawing more current than it should and sometimes fuses just get tired....

Hot Tubs: Breaker Blows Out, ground fault, power source
ground fault, power source, hot tub: Yes remove both heater wires and try if the breaker stays on the element has a ground fault and needs replacing. I would say the heater overheated and is the cause of the tripping. If you expect any kind of future warranty on it replace the whole heater tube...

Hot Tubs: my balboa hottub, jumper settings, low pitch
jumper settings, low pitch, awnsers: Did you get a higher horsepower pump and are you using a 20 Amp GFCI breaker. This spa was always used on 110 by previous owner. There is a jumper on the circuit board for high and low current selection. On 110 volts it must be on the low current selection....

Hot Tubs: beachcomber not heating/no light, insulation breakdown, heater element
insulation breakdown, heater element, heater elements: You mention big pump is there another pump? Short out the pressure switch wires to see if it solves the problem. Heater elements can show continuity and still be bad, most likely if the breaker isn t tripping the element is ok. Insulation breakdown is the...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa - Codes EC and SF, ec code, economy mode
ec code, economy mode, cal spa: Ron, The SF code that you get means that there is something either clogging the suctions at the bottom of the spa or there is a bad safety suction switch that is located in the plumbing line that is running to the bottom suction fitting. You will most likely...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa Heater won't turn on, cal spa, spa heater
cal spa, spa heater, belaire: Have you tried adjusting the pressure switch, turn the wheel counter clockwise 1/2 turn and check the light, also trying shorting the wires together if the heat light comes on continue adjusting the switch. Make you have it wired for 240 volt between red and...

Hot Tubs: Circuit board fault, peanut butter and jam, spa pack
peanut butter and jam, spa pack, barcode label: For starters supply wire is two small. The board is a Gecko M or S class spa pack. For the price of the board alone it is easier to change the spa with a new heater and control panel and compatible keypad. Don t even attempt to repair the board put peanut...

Hot Tubs: Coleman Spa several Problems, coleman spa, air switch
coleman spa, air switch, spdt: Look at the cam color the switch has green parts it is MTG311A, blue is MTB311A air switch and the spa parts suppliers should have them and when you change do one wire at a time switch over don t ask me if you don t. A blower motor sounds like a jet engine...

Hot Tubs: cal spa tripping gfci, amp breaker, cal spa
amp breaker, cal spa, heater element: Do you have the line neutral curly wire hooked to the panel neutral and the load neutral a seperate white wire you screw into the breaker going to the spa only and not the panel neutral. Line and load neutral must not be connected together. Keep the old element...

Hot Tubs: No circulating and no heating, thermo overload, jacuzzi spa
thermo overload, jacuzzi spa, induction motor: The motor/pump is either seized or the start switch on the motor needs repair. It is trying to turn on with the run windings but it needs that kick from the out of phase start winding like the starter motor in your car the induction motor needs that initial...

Hot Tubs: circulation jets, jets, bubbles
jets, bubbles, circulation: Jason, It is possible the pump is air locked being that the spa was not filled through the filters. To get out any air you will need to crack open one of the unions on either the pump or the heater while the pump is running to try to bleed some air out....

Hot Tubs: coleman cooperage fl error, needle nose pliers, blown fuse
needle nose pliers, blown fuse, pressure switch: Ric, IF the heat light is still not coming on it may be a bad pressure switch. Another test you can do is to short the two wires that go to the pressure switch together with needle nose pliers while the pumps are running, if the heater indicator light comes...

Hot Tubs: cover, corner radius, hydro spa
corner radius, hydro spa, stamina: Gary, I am unsure of the radius size of the Stamina cover but I have attached a diagram that shows how to measure it. You can also check the cover manufacturer for that spa, Prestige Spa Covers at 727-571-1142 and they may be able to help you as well. Chri...

Hot Tubs: cycle and heating problems, light button, sleep mode
light button, sleep mode, ec: Jacque, The SL you have on your display means that the spa is in Sleep mode in which case the heater does not come on. There are usually 3 modes of heating, the SL which is Sleep, EC which is Economy and ST which is standard. The spa will only heat up...

Hot Tubs: echo jacuzzi, multiplication table, economy mode
multiplication table, economy mode, spa owners: http://www.rhtubs.com/spa-owners-manuals.htm You will find a manual here as you will need it for error mesages and filter settings. As I don t memorize keypad buttons, I did memorize the multiplication table once 12 x 12 = 144. Let me know how you make out...

Hot Tubs: FL1 message after refilling 06 jacuzzi j 345, intake holes, flow switch
intake holes, flow switch, fl2: You need to remove the circuit board/ controller cover and on the back is a diagram for the TB that the pump goes to and can remove that pain wire restraint and put the wires in the TB or yes cut and splice make sure the old pump is 240 volt and not 120 cause...

Hot Tubs: FLO code on Leisure Bay Spa, blown fuse, bay spa
blown fuse, bay spa, leisure bay: Brad, If the pump that does the filtering is not running then you will get a FLO code as there would be no water running through the heater. So listen closely to hear if the pump is running or not. If it is running and no water is moving through the filter...

Hot Tubs: FLO on Jacuzzi brand, circulation pump, economy mode
circulation pump, economy mode, sensor error: The flow switch has a stationary post and a metal flag part which must face the heater tube. When there is flow it moves to touch the post and if not there is no flow. The circulation pump is about 3 inches in diameter and 6 inches long, the major cause of...

Hot Tubs: Flow Switch, flow switch, gold ends
flow switch, gold ends, force water: In this case the flow switch is bad, its staying closed when it should be open.If you look in the clear T when the pump is off the little metal flag inside should be on an angle and straight down when water flows. The flow switch from Jacuzzi comes installed...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay hot tub heating problem, europe
Hot Tubs: leisure bay hot tub heating problem, europe

Hot Tubs: Sundance Altamar Leak, t drain, inch hose
Hot Tubs: Sundance Altamar Leak, t drain, inch hose, electrical panel

Hot Tubs: Sundance Optima 850 spa --pumps, single speed, ribbon
Hot Tubs: Sundance Optima 850 spa --pumps, single speed, ribbon, convenience

Hot Tubs: filter not ciculating, bay spa, leisure bay
bay spa, leisure bay, low speed: Yes you have an air lock, loosen front pump union until water and air comes out. When you hear the pump start to run harder tighten the union back up. You can cycle high and low speed while doing this until you hear the water start to surge. Hope this was...

Hot Tubs: fuse for transformer on balboa ciricut board, top spa, slow burn
top spa, slow burn, pressure switch: Guy, The 1/2 amp system fuse is usually located in the middle of the board somewhere near the transformer. Sometimes it may be hidden by wires or in some cases behind the pressure switch at the bottom of the board. It is really hard to say without knowing...

Hot Tubs: Gecko sspa - 3 flashing lights - max temp 92F, 3 dots, pool problems
3 dots, pool problems, adjustment screw: Being involved with pool problems we sometimes overlook a lose drain plug on a pump that doesn t prime. The pressure switch is the major cause for most spas not heating up and I have wriiten many replies on this very topic. Thank you for having read them...

Hot Tubs: great lakes spa will not turn on, great lakes spa, internal fuse
great lakes spa, internal fuse, zero volts: It is called trouble shooting solutions to a problem. did you replace the sensors is there an error message do you even know how to test a fuse? what is a relay? and what doesit do? whatis the voltage across your fuses? The great lakes aren t so great after...

Hot Tubs: Heating slowly after replacing pump switch, dimension one spa, circulation pump
dimension one spa, circulation pump, heater element: If you have a flow message you have a pressure switch problem and the heater will never come on till the pressure switch closes. The reason the water is getting warmer is due to the heat generated by the pump seal that needs cooling as the element is probably...

Hot Tubs: High Limit switch, limit message, cool to the touch
limit message, cool to the touch, limit switch: Jim, If you are still getting the hi limit error even when the water and heater tube is cooled down, then I would suspect a bad hi limit sensor. So make sure you have reset the breaker for at least 10 seconds and turn it back on again and if you get the code...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Jets not working, rain spa, spa jets
rain spa, spa jets, tub jets: If one section of your spa jets has stopped working it is most likely due to an auxiliary pump that has went bad or it could be just a blown fuse in the spa pack. So first open up the spa pack and check all the fuses for continuity with a meter. If all of...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Won't shut off, rundell, taking a shower
rundell, taking a shower, hot tub: Verne, If the pump keeps running even with the keypad unplugged, it would be safe to assume there is a fault with a stuck relay in the main control box or if the relays are on a circuit board, it would most likely need replaced. So I would have a qualified...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub not heating properly, circulation pump, hot tub
circulation pump, hot tub, great lakes: Go and read previous replies and don t make me repeat myself when you have read previous replies then and only then message me as i am tired of repeat questions for the same thing I answered two months ago. Don t know the answer, can t help you, don t care...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub won't turn on after refilling, portable spa, heater element
portable spa, heater element, circuit breakers: If you turn the spa back on and the breaker trips it is usually the heater element. Since you don t want a career in thermodynamics or chemical engineering just a working hot tub remove the wires to the heater and see if pumps work now if so you need a new...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub won't power on (GFCI breaker keeps tripping), hex nuts, heater element
hex nuts, heater element, stainless tube: Kelly, If the spa keeps tripping the breaker immediately when you try to power it up, there is most likely a short in one of the components. The most common component to go bad is the heater element. So to see if that is the case you will need to open up...

Hot Tubs: Hydro Spa, circulation heater, hydro spa
circulation heater, hydro spa, lounge seat: The large tube is the water line and the small tubes are air lines which run up to an air manifold near the top of the water level and connect to the air controls. Water will get in them when you take the jets out or run the spa with missing jets, not to worry....

Hot Tubs: not heating, programming modes, proper water
programming modes, proper water, priming: I would say you have an air lock and there is not proper water flow when the spa goes through the priming mode causing a priming mode failure. When you drain your spa fill it through the skimmer/filter this allows air to escape while filling. The 2000 Le is...

Hot Tubs: No heating after replacing the pressure switch, dimension one spa, native english speaker
dimension one spa, native english speaker, circulation pump: Michele, It may be that you need to adjust the new pressure switch. It definitely is not a bad heater element if you are still getting the FL code flashing as that means the heater has been disabled due to the pressure switch not sensing enough water going...

Hot Tubs: hot springs leak, time dave, hot springs
time dave, hot springs, insulation: It s a tedious process. Use a 12 inch pry bar to carefully claw out the insulation and save it for reuse. Before you crowbar your spa make sure it s not a pump seal or equipment leak i.e. water under the pumps. If you can put the spa on blocks and fill with...

Hot Tubs: hot tub circ pump, hot spings, circulating pump
hot spings, circulating pump, heating water: Don, Basically if the circ pump is bad you will get no water flow going from the filters through the heater tube and therefore you will not get any heat. So check first to hear if the circulating pump is running or not. If it sounds like it is running then...

Hot Tubs: hot tub...round 2, electrical contactors, jets air
electrical contactors, jets air, spa pack: Hello neighbour from Detroit, Ontario Canada. Never buy a rebuilt spa pack from pirates come to canada and see me. Toledo, Cleveland , Sanduski ahh not Polish Sandusky. Take I75 north to Canada for the best spa pack can t advertise here. Send me around 3 so...

Hot Tubs: hydro air adjustable jets wont aerate, hydro air, good shape
hydro air, good shape, air lines: Make sure number 4 is there and in good shape. If they are FS replace them as they have gaskets inside you can t replace and make sure the jets are in tight or you won t get air. And number 4 gasket must be in first into the jet body. Thanks for the picture...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi Bath Tub, jacuzzi bath tub, spa pumps
jacuzzi bath tub, spa pumps, motor humming: No you don t need water as the testing is done. The pump/motor is in need of repair as it is either seized or the start switch is not engaging. Both are best done with the pump out. Spa pumps consist of a wet end (the pump) and the motor (the driver) and are...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi j360 flo flashing error code, direction arrow, circulation pump
direction arrow, circulation pump, test plug: You replaced flow switch is it in right with the proper flow direction arrow. The part you need to replace assuming circ pump is working is the main temperature sensor located in the filter area this is the main cause of the watchdog dashes. I have written...

Hot Tubs: Jets not working, flow valves, ozonator
flow valves, ozonator, spout: Shannon, You did not mention whether you can hear the motor running or not. If the motor is not running then I would suspect a blown pump fuse or some kind of power issue within the control box. Also check the pump cord to make sure it is plugged in securely...

Hot Tubs: jacuzzi j-345 errorcode fl-1, e mail addresses, dirty filters
e mail addresses, dirty filters, flow switch: John, If you have replaced flow switch and you are still getting an error code then you either do not have enough flow coming out of the pump to activate it meaning it could be a pump problem, low water level or possibly dirty filters. It is possible the...

Hot Tubs: jacuzzi j360 flashing flo error code, circulation pump, test plug
circulation pump, test plug, code question: Use a fever thermometer and check the water and compare to the keypad if its off by more than 2 degrees its bad and will cause the watchdog. Try accessing the trouble log. As far as the test plug you could make one. I am not sure if you had brass box ends...

Hot Tubs: jacuzzi pumpheater quit, jacuzzi whirlpool, circulation pump
jacuzzi whirlpool, circulation pump, ladder diagram: What is it an ACER junktop laptop although it works when you modify all registry entries if you don t screw it up not for the novice or faint of heart. Back to the topic at hand. The wiring looks a disaster of relay logic, do we really wanna do this. Ok you...

Hot Tubs: jet pieces have come lose and blown out, chlorine levels, balls of steel
chlorine levels, balls of steel, bearing cages: Once the jets are broken they must be replaced. Jets with no moving parts last longer than rotating jets which have plastic bearing cages that decay and leave little balls of steel in the tub and the pieces of your jets. If your lucky the remaining parts will...

Hot Tubs: jets came out, spa model, warranty repairs
spa model, warranty repairs, ball bearings: I can only imagine what jet it is without the year and model so I could get its parts history. But if its a large jet that spins you will see an L shaped slot on the barrel of the jet. Orient the jet till it will go all the way then turn till it stops then...

Hot Tubs: keypad or temp sensor?, foam gasket, perfect shape
foam gasket, perfect shape, temperture: Before prying off the old keypad plug the new one in and try. The new keypad will come with the glue gasket on it peel and stick but it may be missing the overlay usually sold seperate. It shows what buttons are what. Yes it can be simple. Make sure the pressure...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay ProShield Difficulties, gauge wire, heater element
gauge wire, heater element, proshield: OK here is a fact since you are 110 volts the high speed pumps and heater are more current than 110 can supply and one must give up to the other. The maximum 110 volt breaker you can get is 20 amps wih 12 gauge wire. I get so many repetitive questions here...

Hot Tubs: Liesure Bay Controller, spa pack, leisure bay
spa pack, leisure bay, air connections: Kevin, If you are looking for an exact replacement for your controller, you would most likely have to go directly through Leisure Bay them selves as most of their spa pack are proprietary, meaning that you can only purchase it from them. Leisure Bays direct...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay hot tub not working right, rec warehouse, leisure bay
rec warehouse, leisure bay, pressure switch: Make sure the circ pump is actually working and not air locked with a revent water change you didn t fill through the skimmer thing. When you get an quick OH the pressure switch is out of adjustment you made it close without water flowing from a plugged or...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay hot tub heating problem, serial number label, spa pack
serial number label, spa pack, leisure bay: I have sent I think you a reply how to test heater just a minute ago if its the same mike. Hot tub models are not easily identified if no tag is on the control panel or serial number label which sometimes is irrelevant as long as one knows what the jets and...

Hot Tubs: Marquis 2001 spa, couple clicks, pressure switch
couple clicks, pressure switch, temperature sensor: Theresa, The Sn code generally means that there is a problem with the temperature sensor cord, not the pressure switch. The FL is the code that will come up if there is a problem with the pressure switch or if the spa does not sense enough water flowing...

Hot Tubs: motherboard, sensor electronics, filter cartridge
sensor electronics, filter cartridge, key pad: The heater relay on the board may have arced shut and since they are enclosed relays perhaps a new board is in your crystal ball or chop the top off the relay and release the demon that binds them. Have you measured both sensor resistances to be the same at...

Hot Tubs: NOTHING HAPPENS BUT DISPLAY IS ON, lock image, buttons work
lock image, buttons work, diverter valve: The device you speak of is a diverter valve similar to a 3 way pool valve this sends water to the whirlpool jet or the normal jets or both. If you remove the knob then unscrew the cap and remove the square post device called a gate you will see three holes...

Hot Tubs: Overheating?, air bubbles, heater element
air bubbles, heater element, warm location: If the spa is actually getting to over 104 degrees then the OH reading is supposed to come up. So what you first have to determine is if the ACTUAL temperature is that high by sticking a thermometer in the water and see if the readout is accurate or not. If...

Hot Tubs: oh message & hot tub wont run at all, cal spa, vacuum switch
cal spa, vacuum switch, wet dry vac: You turned off the tub, did you empty it then? Or did you just empty now and try to restart without being filled completely? The OH message is an overheat and will lock out the keypad. The vacuum switch error is from lack of water and suction. To clean a spa...

Hot Tubs: older leisure bay used hot tub heats slowly if at all, heater element, leisure bay
heater element, leisure bay, ammeter: You need to measure the voltage to the actual heater element which must have the 120 or 240 volts depending on you setup. That being the case you need a clamp on ammeter which you must purchase, borrow or have someone do. For those reading this who wish to...

Hot Tubs: Pump/motor for hydrabaths tub and timer, whirlpool tub, air switch
whirlpool tub, air switch, wet end: The timer is an optional waste of money unless you worried about falling asleep drunk in the spa in which case you will probably drown. The soft button is an air below with a 1/4 air hose which goes to an air switch you mount in a square plastic electrical...

Hot Tubs: possible heater issue, power pac, heater elements
power pac, heater elements, air tank: Disconnect the heater wires and try. If it has a skimmer on one side with controls and buttons next to it and 6 jets and on the bottom below the skimmer is a series of little holes its a Jacuzzi. If it has a bunch of small jets it is probably an Infinity....

Hot Tubs: power a jacuzzi tub, gfci receptacle, ladder diagrams
gfci receptacle, ladder diagrams, tub jacuzzi: The worst thing a non electrically oriented person can do is wire their own hot tub its like sitting in an electrical chair. The ground fault must be properly wired to code not to doubt your knowledge as I am not an electician and never want to be one and...

Hot Tubs: No pwr, thermal overload protection, spa model
thermal overload protection, spa model, protection switch: Next time you start the spa keep your hands off the jets and let it do it s thing by disrupting the prime and not filling through the skimmer you may have an air lock that causes the prime to fail loosen the union at front of pump till all air is gone then...

Hot Tubs: RE: leisure bay tub, speed jets, pressure switch
speed jets, pressure switch, leisure bay: Yes replace the pressure switch use a plastic one with easy adjustment. In relay logic the pressure switch directly controls the contactor coil of the heater relay in series with the thermostat and high limit which all must close to heat. In digital systems...

Hot Tubs: Regency Spa Control, spa control, temp board
spa control, temp board, dc control: John, I am familiar with those boxes as I used to build them from scratch. There are 3 boards that make up the whole control box, The AC board, which is the one with the transformer and relays on it is part #203008. The DC control board, the one with the...

Hot Tubs: Replacement Hot Tub pump, phase induction, spa motor
phase induction, spa motor, motor connections: The zero ohms you get doesn t indicate a short. To measure insulation shorts requires a megohmmeter. If you get zero ohms between one speed and ground on motor case you would have a direct short. No your on the right track. Had to reread original problem....

Hot Tubs: Replacement spa controller choices, canadian exchange rate, replacement spa
canadian exchange rate, replacement spa, quebec location: Ship me ten of those. Don t get me wrong Balboa is number 1 just more costly here. The old spa temperature sensor is not used or needed, leave it disconnected or remove it totally if it s in a well. The purpose of the two sensors is a good feature as you no...

Hot Tubs: Ring fell in Altamar Foot jet, joke question, foot jet
joke question, foot jet, best guess: This ring must be valuable would new vows and new rings not work. The ring is most likely still in the jet and you say you have given full power to those jets. The jet is removeable by turning CCW direction till it comes out. I would say the ring is close...

Hot Tubs: Roto Spas, roto spa, blown fuse
roto spa, blown fuse, extension cord: Kelly, Plugging in a spa to an extension cord should not ruin the spa or controls immediately. It can do damage to the wiring over prolonged use of running the spa on an extension cord as that is not electrically safe and can cause wires to melt. So if the...

Hot Tubs: radio to connect, spa pack, 220 volt
spa pack, 220 volt, 12 volt: Susanne, If your Balboa spa pack has an outlet for a CD/Auxillary component you will need a either 120 or 240 volt to 12 volt power supply that will plug into that outlet. Most of the time this outlet is convertible within the Balboa box so you can get either...

Hot Tubs: roto spa, roto spa, gfci outlet
roto spa, gfci outlet, motor windings: The main reason you can t use an extension cord on pool and spa equipment is the current draw or Amperage rating at the specified operating voltage. The longer the cord the more resistance and thus the lower current that can flow. A typical 14/2 house wire...

Hot Tubs: Spa heater will not run, resistance varies with temperature, spa heater
resistance varies with temperature, spa heater, sensor wires: I could not find an M1 just an M7 in which case the high limit, water temprature and the flow control are done by two sensors in the heater tube. Check to see if there are two grey sensor wires in either end of the heater tube other than the element. These...

Hot Tubs: Spa lights, ribbon cables, cal spa
ribbon cables, cal spa, hoses: I need the year of the spa and what kind of lights if it s LED multi colour the control unit may be bad or mice ate the cables. I don t know what mice find nutritional about wires and vinyl hoses perhaps us humans have the wrong diet. To fix you would have...

Hot Tubs: Spa Power Wiring, coleman spa, spa circuit
coleman spa, spa circuit, gfci protection: The spa light ia 12 Volts A.C. I certainly wouldn t want a 240 light in a spa or even a pool. The board is designed in such a way that the neutral is not needed on this spa BUT the Ground is. The GFCI breaker has two functions one is to trip on an overload...

Hot Tubs: Spa plumbing, pvc piping, degree corners
pvc piping, degree corners, flex pipe: It depends how close the pump is to the heater and the positioning. Flex pipe needs about 2 feet to sweep 90 degrees. The problem is the unions you glue on, if the pipe has an angular stress it will eventually let go there. You could take a piece of flex and...

Hot Tubs: Status light flashes after heat cycle and pump shuts off, heat cycle, flow switch
heat cycle, flow switch, light flashes: It is probably a pressure or flow switch that is staying closed when the controller shuts off and is considered a flow issue and this will disable the keypad. In previous replies I discuss in detail how to locate and adjust the pressure switch. Reset the unit...

Hot Tubs: Sundance Altamar Leak, plastic casing, viton seals
plastic casing, viton seals, jet pumps: You need to replace the whole heater assembly as it may be cracked keep the old one for the element. Did the spa freeze? Do you need a part number as access to Sundance is limited to dealers for the most part. I am not a dealer just the best spa tech for their...

Hot Tubs: Sundance Cameo, fever thermometer, sundance spas
fever thermometer, sundance spas, lighting strike: Lets try something else first having reread. Being a 2002 the temperature sensor could be bad use a fever thermometer to compare with the display if off by more than two degrees change the sensor which I describe in detail in past answers try this first. To...

Hot Tubs: Sundance Optima 850 spa --pumps, spa pumps, nice spa
spa pumps, nice spa, ribbon cable: The convenience panel will cause the main panel to malfunction. Locate the ribbon cable at the circuit board and follow it outside the box and you will see a connector where two ribbons join. Unplug the convenience panel forever, you can try using it again...

Hot Tubs: sunrise hot tub keypad, light jets, key pad
light jets, key pad, hot tub: Frank, It is possible it is a bad keypad however there is an equal chance it could be in the PC board. If the key pad was locked it wold most likely lock out the function as well. So really the best thing to do would either try a new keypad first or if you...

Hot Tubs: Temp sensor, shell type, spray machine
shell type, spray machine, calspa: An SN message indicates the temperature sensor is either out of range due to a broken wire or a high resistance contact to the board caused by dirty contacts. Try fixing a spa leak on that tub. Why did you have to drain for a temperature sensor ok I see sensor...

Hot Tubs: Troubleshooting Flowchart, troubleshooting flow chart, flow switch
troubleshooting flow chart, flow switch, electrical engineer: Is there a wire connected to TB2? This is a Sundance Spa. The circ pump should be a Laing and connected to the heater unless they are using pump 1 low speed to heat but the wiring diagram shows a seperate small circ pump 3/4 line. It s easy to change without...

Hot Tubs: temperature regulation, spa water, sensor ic
spa water, sensor ic, temperature regulation: If this is a Gecko controller the heater relays may have welded shut overiding the temperature setting, actually the same can happen on any controller or the sensor may be bad. There are occassional times when the temperature sensor IC on the board fails....

Hot Tubs: timer and soft switch for the pump = still need to know what to buy, timer switch, soft switch
timer switch, soft switch, air switch: http://www.poolandspa.com/catalog/product004503000385.cfm try this site as they have wall mounted timers and other timers to choose from with good pictures. Use your site as well and look at intermatic they mount in a normal electrical box. The timer with...

Hot Tubs: topside panel, hurricane katrina, winter spa
hurricane katrina, winter spa, spa pack: You have a VL 401 Keypad. The model number you gave me is on the outside doesn t count you need the actual board number off the board itself but if you visit the web site I send and view application notes you will find a keypad of a different irrelevant shape...

Hot Tubs: topside replacement ?, platinum series, board hope
platinum series, board hope, wd40: If the spa over filled and then the topside stopped working the first thing I would check would be the connection where the topside plugs into the circuit board. So locate the topside cord and follow where it plugs into the main control box and unplug it and...

Hot Tubs: Under Powered Pumps, moon alice, saturn rocket
moon alice, saturn rocket, discharge sizes: You can install a hemi if you like. Yes you can use more HP but the total current draw of those pumps plus heater must not exceed more than 80% of your GFCI breaker rating and of course wire size. When purchasing a new pump complete take note od the suction...

Hot Tubs: venturi, fox enterprises, water lines
fox enterprises, water lines, air lines: Depending on what jets you have, all jets have gasket to keep the air lines and water lines separate otherwise if water gets into the air lines from a bad or missing jet or gasket this is your problem. In order for me to accurately answer this question I need...

Hot Tubs: 1996 Cal Spas hot tub with the system 3000 control, beachcomberhottubs, jumper settings
beachcomberhottubs, jumper settings, cal spas: http://www.beachcomberhottubs.com/ Go to this site choose customer care/download manuals and scroll down to pre 2006 and look at the digital 3000 and see if it helps. The breaker is tripping from a bad heater or pump. But since you have a flo message I suspect...

Hot Tubs: 1996 hot spring classic model F and 120v, blinking red light, electronic thermostat, chris answer
electronic thermostat, chris answer, troubleshooting technique: The click you are accustomed to hearing is the heater relay engaging and supplying power to the heat element. This will only happen if the pump is already running or turns on simultaneously when you turn up the heat. If any of the control circuits (thermostat,...

Hot Tubs: 1999 sundance marin spa, hot tub blower, hot tub blower motor
hot tub blower, hot tub blower motor, hot tub blower location: The blower is most likely in the equipment area with the pump and heater but it is sometimes mounted in the corner out of the way. I often have to remove a corner or side panel of the cabinet to access a blower. It could also be mounted inside the cabinet...

Hot Tubs: 2001 Coast Spa Oasis, venturi effect, corona discharge
venturi effect, corona discharge, ozonator: http://www.coastspas.com/support/downloads.html here is the coast site to see the manual Is this a hole that is missing a cover if its in the floor its a drain. Try opening the air bleed plug where the filter is to remove air. The ozonator is a corona discharge...

Hot Tubs: 2001 sundance cameo hotub, temp sensor, two choices
temp sensor, two choices, resistances: The temp sensor can be tested for specific resistances at specific temps but you will never find that info on the net. Sundance keeps all info confidential to ensure the people that fix their spas are factory trained. Change the temp sensor no tests needed,...

Hot Tubs: 2003 Jacuzzi J-380 problem, digital thermometer, water temp
digital thermometer, water temp, high limit: You may have shut dowm spa while it was heating and tripeed the high limit sensor. Most likely the regular sensor is bad. You need to test water with digital thermometer and compare with spa reading. If its different the sensor needs changing which I deal...

Hot Tubs: 2003 Viking Supreme - stating OH, hot tub OH error, balboa OH error
hot tub OH error, balboa OH error, hot tub pump seized: It sounds like you have a bad motor or seized up pump. If the wet end froze or sucked in a chunk of ice you ll need to clear it or thaw it before the motor will run. If the pump is grinding, seized or the motor has electrically failed the motor may try...

Hot Tubs: 2005 Great Lakes Spa Overheating, overheats, HH error
overheats, HH error, www.calsparepair.com: Is the main body of water actually overheating to 110 degrees or is it just the control panel displaying 110 ? If the main body of water is actually overheating and you have already replaced the sensors you are likely looking at a bad circuit board but...

Hot Tubs: 2005 Jacuzzi J365 Spa, air buttons, control buttons
air buttons, control buttons, pushbutton: You have to replace the internal parts which you need to get from Jacuzzi. The caps on those buttons will pry off and you will see the rubber part that is bad. There are two types of air buttons one is a toggle the other is a pushbutton. If you want the air...

Hot Tubs: 3 person tango, ammeter, volts
ammeter, volts, hot tub: You need to replace the heater if the circ pump is working and no error messages but I would check the power at the heater first it may be the board. To test a heater requires measuring the voltage to it ahh have 240 volts to it hmm heater must be ok no the...

Hot Tubs: Balboa hot tub controller, hot tub EC mode, hot tub economy mode
hot tub EC mode, hot tub economy mode, hot tub ec error: In EC or Economy mode most Balboa tubs will only heat to the set temperature during the programmed filtration cycles. In cold weather, with short filtration cycles, the tub may lose more heat between filter cycles than it gains during filter cycles. In this...

Hot Tubs: Balboa Panel readings, sleep mode, what this means
sleep mode, what this means, serial numbers: SL sounds like a sleep mode. Serial numbers are no help to me. I always need to Balboa series info and not board numbers. The Balboa series is written on the outside of the electronic panel front face. Check your manual how to change the different modes. The...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber 550X Hot Tub, hp model, ozonator
hp model, ozonator, gate valves: What year is this spa is it a potable with the pumps inside or a protec with pumps under a step. The 550x only has one main pump unless it hs the hush pump option the smaller one. Tje bearings can be changed as long as windings are good there is no need to...

Hot Tubs: Blinking light, hot tub control panel dead, hot tub light blinking
hot tub control panel dead, hot tub light blinking, www.calsparepair.com: In most cases the only way to troubleshoot a problem between the topside control panel and the circuit board is to plug in a new or known good topside control panel. Is just the indicator on the control panel blinking or is the light in the spa actually...

Hot Tubs: is a balboa vs510 a DIY project, heater tubes, spa pack
heater tubes, spa pack, fuse box: You will have to change the keypad if you switch to Balboa. You could also use the Gecko IN.XE spa pack I have used both to replace the S or M class Gecko. The keypad has to be removed, it may be bolted on the underside os simply stuck on. The temperature...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa 5000, hot tub freeze damage, hot tub pump seized
hot tub freeze damage, hot tub pump seized, hot tub freezing: If the pump motor is straining, grinding or making more noise than normal you probably have a motor bearing starting to seize. If the pump motor is just making an electrical buzzing noise (and possibly a burning electrical smell) your motor may have electrically...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa Codes, cal spa f2 error, cal spa filtration cycle
cal spa f2 error, cal spa filtration cycle, cal spa filtration: What year and model of Cal Spa is showing these codes? I m not familiar with C1 on any Balboa control box. IC indicates a water temperature of 44 degrees or lower has been detected. F2 is a filtration cycle. It means the tub will filter for...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa jets running constantly, spa jets, cal spa
spa jets, cal spa, cold climate: It is Balboa electronics and if you live in a cold climate the water was cold which would cause it to see a potential freeze situation which would put the pump in high speed mode. But after a few minutes it should kick to low speed. On the board are two relays...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa pnuematic switch, hot tub air switch, hot tub air button
hot tub air switch, hot tub air button, hot tub pneumatic conrols: If the bellows in the push button on the panel has failed the entire button assembly is easily replaced. There is a nut underneath the control panel that holds the button assembly in place. To verify the air switch itself has failed disconnect the tube...

Hot Tubs: Cal spa heater, cal spa xl heater, cal spa heater amperage
cal spa xl heater, cal spa heater amperage, www.calsparepair.com: What year is this Cal Spa? Can you provide a serial number? Is the heat light on the control panel lit? Are there any error or information codes on the topside control panel? If the heat light is on, the best way to troubleshoot the heater is to test...

Hot Tubs: Cal spa shut down, hot tub pressure switch troubleshooting, hot tub pressure switch
hot tub pressure switch troubleshooting, hot tub pressure switch, calsparpeair.com: Try setting the filtration cycle to run on FC or continuous filtration. You can set this by pressing Temp + Jets which will display the current filter cycle duration. Press Temp again to cycle through the options until the display reads FC . Press Jets...

Hot Tubs: Caldera Paradise Plus spa filter cycle, hot tub filtration jumper, balboa filtration jumper
hot tub filtration jumper, balboa filtration jumper, calsparepair@gmail.com: FIRST: TURN OFF THE POWER Take the cover off the control box and you should see a wiring diagram on the inside of the cover. There may also be a table on the diagram that shows various options that can be set on the circuit board. There should be a jumper...

Hot Tubs: CalSpa EC Mode, ec mode, filtration cycle
ec mode, filtration cycle, light jets: A circuit breaker was never intended to be an on/off switch. If you are turning the breaker on and off every day you might easily exceed the duty cycle rating for the moving parts inside the breaker. Turning power on and off won t harm the tub. Wearing...

Hot Tubs: Calspa 5000 not heating, possible airlock, filtration cycle, suction side
filtration cycle, suction side, casements: The spa must be full of water you simply open the union to allow air out and cycle the pump through high and low speeds. This must be done via suction side not discharge. You dont let a lot of water out just air. nd buy a new filter, people tend to ignore...

Hot Tubs: Coast Spa - Manhattan Luxury (2006), contol panel, conector
contol panel, conector, couple times: Check the keypad cable for any breaks or chew marks. Then check the connector on the board for corrosion and if you see green corrosion pwer down and spray wd 40 on the conector unplug it a couple times and restart the spa. There is no programming for the...

Hot Tubs: Coleman Hot tub pump 2 comes on then goes off, motor shaft, ge motor
motor shaft, ge motor, broken pipe: Pump 2 may need replacing. The start switch system may have fallen apart. The pump may have a seized impeller as well. I would take it toa repair shop for test and service and repair if possible. What you can try is removing the back cover of the motor and...

Hot Tubs: catalina spa, control panel locked, economy mode
control panel locked, economy mode, www.calsparepair.com: You can download owner s manuals for Catalina Spas here: http://www.catalinaspas.com/SpaManual1.pdf If the tub uses the 8000 system: Locking the Panel Press “Time” “Jets 1” then “Warm” within 3 seconds. When locked, the PL indicator light will light....

Hot Tubs: caynan no heat, circulation pump, flow switch
circulation pump, flow switch, flo: Yes you need to replace the flow switch especially if you have run without the filter and it still gives you a flo message. There are two different flo messages on a Sundance one flashes and one stays on. The solid indicatesa shorted switch the flashing indicates...

Hot Tubs: celcius to farenheit, hot tub fahrenheit, hot tub celsius
hot tub fahrenheit, hot tub celsius, hot tub temperature display: The best I can do for you is this link: http://www.ecosmarte.com/onlinesupport.htm I keep getting an error when trying to access the information: Incorrect password, please call ECOsmarte 1-800-ION-SWIM to get your password On most tubs with Balboa...

Hot Tubs: center auxilliary jet, hot tub diverter valves, hot tub jet not working
hot tub diverter valves, hot tub jet not working, hot tub seat not working: Current specifications for the HydroSpa Omni show it has two 5 HP jet pumps: http://hydrospamail.com/spas/mark3_omni.html If both pumps work you don t have a pump problem. On most modern tubs, the pumps can not adequately supply water flow to all the...

Hot Tubs: circulation pump??, circulation pump, low speed
circulation pump, low speed, hot tub: The older mechanical spas without a timer use to run all the time on low speed to heat and you had to manually turn off the high speed. In the digital age yes its ok to run twice a day for an hour or two to filter and it will come on only to heat otherwise...

Hot Tubs: coleman hot tub, coleman spas, maax spas
coleman spas, maax spas, balboa m-7: What year is your tub? The Coleman brand hasn t been in production since early 2008. The brand will resume production sometime in 2010 and will be manufactured by Lloyd s Material Supply which also makes Cal Spa and OC Hot Tubs. Is there any way you could...

Hot Tubs: control pad, hot tub no display, hot tub control panel blank
hot tub no display, hot tub control panel blank, hot tub control panel: It sounds like the LED or LCD display has malfunctioned. If all the buttons still work and the tub filters and heats normally it is most certainly a control panel/display issue. The control panel is most likely connected to the control box with a standard...

Hot Tubs: Dakota Spa Ice problems, hot tub FLO error, hot tub Pump 1 seized
hot tub FLO error, hot tub Pump 1 seized, hot tub heat pump seized: If the tub is still holding water you may have avoided serious freeze damage. You ll need to be careful about adding hot water to a frozen tub - you can crack the acrylic surface. The FLO or FL error usually indicates water is not flowing through your heater....

Hot Tubs: Determining Model of Spa, hot tub model, hot tub identification
hot tub model, hot tub identification, hot tub part number: You will most likely find an identification plate somewhere on the tub. You will see part numbers, model numbers and even serial numbers on just about every piece of major equipment but there should be a single plate, placard or sticker that identifies the...

Hot Tubs: Dimension 1 SN 1 error, hot tub SN error, hot tub sensor error
hot tub SN error, hot tub sensor error, balboa controls SN error: Start by resetting the breaker: turn it off and then turn it back on (If you haven t already). If the SN error occurs again you will likely need a service call and will need to advise the technician to have a set of sensors at least for troubleshooting...

Hot Tubs: Early 90's Pacific Marquis Hot Tub, hot tub wiring, hot tub breaker
hot tub wiring, hot tub breaker, www.calsparepair.com: An empty tub will not cause the GFCI breaker to trip. You most likely have mis-wired the breaker itself. The Load Neutral from the tub should connect directly to the breaker NOT to the buss bar in the panel. If you pull the breaker out of the box you will...

Hot Tubs: Erorr Code on Cal Spa 2001 Model, cal spa sf error, cal spa safety suction
cal spa sf error, cal spa safety suction, calsparepair.com: The SF error on a Cal Spa usually means Safety Suction Failure. Check the bottom drains for blockage (i.e. paper, plastic, pine needles, leaves, etc.) If the bottom drains are clogged with debris it may be necessary to remove the covers and clean them. ...

Hot Tubs: Error Code, Sb error, sensor error
Sb error, sensor error, www.calsparepair.com: The Sb error is more than likely telling you Sensor B is malfunctioning. The display is normally SN1 or SN2 or SNA or SNB for most Balboa boxes but that s the closest guess I have without more information. TURN OFF THE POWER and open the control box cover....

Hot Tubs: Error Message, morgan spas, gecko
morgan spas, gecko, hot tub: Morgan Spas appear to use Gecko controls from Allied Innovations. I don t see any reference to an error code of eh or he . You can find Owner s manuals for Morgan Spas here: http://www.morganusa.com/spas/spa_manuals_06.htm You might be able to...

Hot Tubs: Flickering flood light, hot tub light, hot tub light flickers
hot tub light, hot tub light flickers, hot tub loose connection: It s difficult to say but I would start with the cleaning or replacing the rheostat. If the center tap connection is faulty or dirty the light will flicker no matter what position the post is in. This would be especially evident as you are turning the knob...

Hot Tubs: Frozen hot tub, garden hose, hot tub
garden hose, hot tub, avail: If the spa is pond frozen so r the pumps shut off the power put a heater inside the equipment. I doubt pond heater will help but sure try. If manifolds crack anew car is cheaper.Thaw it out the longer you wait the more damage may as well chuck it then...

Hot Tubs: 1999 sundance marin spa, fuse, sundance
Hot Tubs: 1999 sundance marin spa, fuse, sundance, failure

Hot Tubs: Caldera Paradise Plus spa filter cycle, tahitian paradise, jumper block
Hot Tubs: Caldera Paradise Plus spa filter cycle, tahitian paradise, jumper block, caldera spas

Hot Tubs: catalina spa
Hot Tubs: catalina spa

Hot Tubs: Erorr Code on Cal Spa 2001 Model
Hot Tubs: Erorr Code on Cal Spa 2001 Model

Hot Tubs: frozen hot tub ?, target practice, spa
Hot Tubs: frozen hot tub ?, target practice, spa

Hot Tubs: Hot Spring Grandee Model G Leak, faulty valve, mins max
Hot Tubs: Hot Spring Grandee Model G Leak, faulty valve, mins max, black pipe

Hot Tubs: heating hot tub, hot tubs
Hot Tubs: heating hot tub, hot tubs

Hot Tubs: Nordic Spa max temp bypass, boy scout, pansy
Hot Tubs: Nordic Spa max temp bypass, boy scout, pansy, parents

Hot Tubs: Spa won't heat properly, coil resistance, driver chip
Hot Tubs: Spa won't heat properly, coil resistance, driver chip, relays

Hot Tubs: stuck in econo mode, stealth systems, crystal waters
Hot Tubs: stuck in econo mode, stealth systems, crystal waters, topside

Hot Tubs: sundance tango spa, jets, high speed
Hot Tubs: sundance tango spa, jets, high speed

Hot Tubs: Turns on and off, circut board, clasp
Hot Tubs: Turns on and off, circut board, clasp, remote control

Hot Tubs: temp of hot tub, heat loss, half the time
Hot Tubs: temp of hot tub, heat loss, half the time, dependant

Hot Tubs: Cannot figure out how to set hot tub to Economy Mode, Economy Mode, EC
Economy Mode, EC, calsparepair: The 1500 series does not have the option for Economy Mode. You can change the filtration cycle from two hours to five hours by switching a jumper on the circuit board. The 1500 box is also convertible from 110V to 220V but it does not have the option...

Hot Tubs: Over filled!!, overfilled hot tub, flooded hot tub equipment
overfilled hot tub, flooded hot tub equipment, wet hot tub control box: You probably haven t done any permanent damage. Most tubs are designed for such mishaps. I had one customer leave town for three days only to come home and realize he forgot he was filling the tub right before he left. Ace Hardware sells those hose-end...

Hot Tubs: flow switch, sundance spa, spa model
sundance spa, spa model, flow switch: There are two ways to do it. The hard way is the right way but the easy way works fine too. There are three different flow switches, one threads into a white T, the other two thread into a clear T and both are the same switch just different T s. The one in...

Hot Tubs: frozen hot tub ?, frozen hot tub, hot tub freeze up
frozen hot tub, hot tub freeze up, hot tub freeze damage: If the tub is already frozen all you can do is thaw it out and hope for the best. First start by thawing the equipment area. You can use a portable electric heater to thaw the pump, heater and associated plumbing. Be certain to place the heater so it won...

Hot Tubs: Hercules hot tub, flow through heater, hercules heater manifold
flow through heater, hercules heater manifold, www.calsparepair.com: Any spa technician should be able to work on your tub. You don t need someone who specializes in the Hercules brand. Hercules heaters used standard screw-in heat elements just like most residential hot water heaters. You can buy a new 220V 4.0 kw element...

Hot Tubs: Hot Spring Grandee Model G Leak, jet pumps, black pipe
jet pumps, black pipe, water hose: Is that black pipe a water hose it looks like it is a vent on the rear of the motor. See if there are screws holding the panels on otherwise you have to go from the bottom and dig out the insulation if it is insulated. Check that white T to see if its coming...

Hot Tubs: Hot Spring Spa jumper wire, hot tub relays, hot tub rewire
hot tub relays, hot tub rewire, hot tub crimp connector: You ll need to make your own replacement jumpers. I don t know of any tub manufacturer that sells just the wires. You can find 10 Gage wire at most hardware and auto parts stores. You ll also find the cripm-on spade terminals on the same isle. If you...

Hot Tubs: Hot Springs spa Classic leak, hot springs spa, spa shell
hot springs spa, spa shell, foot massage: If the light is above that jet start there first especially if it is the front access type. Replacing the jet itself won t solve a leak. And if the jet body is not cracked it doesn t need changing it may be the hose going to it or the gasket between the body...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub, fan blade, discharge side
fan blade, discharge side, dryer vent: Are you losing a lot of water. The vent you speak of is off the back of the motor where a cooling fan blade is and simply sends some hot air through the insulation. On the discharge side of pump 2 on the right side is a manifold buried in the insulation. Pump...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Problem, hot tub stuck on high speed, hot tub jets stuck on
hot tub stuck on high speed, hot tub jets stuck on, hot tub won't shut off: If you got the control box or circuit board wet while filling the tub it can do some pretty weird things. If there is any chance you got the box wet search this forum for overfilled and you ll find instructions for drying out a wet hot tub control box. ...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Won't Work!, hot tub pr error, hot tub pr display
hot tub pr error, hot tub pr display, hot tub control panel: Is there any chance the control box got wet? The light flashing on and off is a classic sign of a wet control box/circuit board. It s also possible the control panel has a small crack and has become wet or has otherwise malfunctioned. The PR display...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub went empty, loose union, hot tub
loose union, hot tub, ozone: You need to remove the panel below the keypad and check for leaks could be a pump seal or the ozone injector or a loose union. The last one I had this problem with was the ozone line corroded away. You may not even see water around the spa so check the pumps...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub not heating, light bulb filament, insulation tester
light bulb filament, insulation tester, heater element: Most likely it will be the left lower relay. Use something like an exacto knife to pry the contacts apart and clean them up a bit. The Balboa system you have goes through a priming mode when it starts and if a relay is stuck the water will start to boil so...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub jets, cal spa jet inserts, cal spa jets
cal spa jet inserts, cal spa jets, calsparepair@gmail.com: If you look closely at the jet inserts there will be plastic tabs that hold the jets in the jet body. You can sometimes bend these tabs out a little and get the insert to stay in (for a while). If you reinsert the jet into the jet body and turn clockwise...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub won't heat, heat element, electrical meter
heat element, electrical meter, control circuits: If the heat light indicates power is going to the heater but the tub is not heating it is most likely a bad heat element. The heat light on the panel or control box generally indicates all the control circuits are engaged (thermostat, high limit, flow or...

Hot Tubs: Hottub tripped and won't turn back on, gfci breaker, heat gun
gfci breaker, heat gun, drop of water: If the tub worked before the overflow it s likely something got wet and is tripping your GFCI breaker. It only takes a drop of water or a little moisture in the wrong place to trip the GFCI. You may just have to wait a day or two for things to dry out....

Hot Tubs: HT Kicking Out GF, gfci tripping, troubleshooting gfci
gfci tripping, troubleshooting gfci, www.calsparepair.com: Generally speaking a defective component will trip the GFCI immediately when power is applied. Sometimes, the problem you describe can be caused by a small leak. The tub works fine at first but after a few hours of operation water finally seeps into something...

Hot Tubs: heater, constantly running pump, spa pack, ingenious products
spa pack, ingenious products, indicator light: The heater is either not getting power or the element is bad. Since the spa is trying to reach your temperature it will run forever. You need to measure voltage to the heater and then current flow through it. My thoughts are the element is bad. ...

Hot Tubs: heating element, do it yourself hot tub repair, www.calsparepair.com
do it yourself hot tub repair, www.calsparepair.com, calsparepair@gmail.com: Without knowing what make and model of equipment you are working on I really can t help. J9 and J25 mean nothing without additional information. The outcome of your first DIY effort (sparks, smoke, breaker tripping) would suggest you need to schedule...

Hot Tubs: heating hot tub, go soak, hot tub heating cost
go soak, hot tub heating cost, www.calsparepair.com: First, you would have to determine how many watts per day your tub uses. The basic formula would be: P = I x E where P is power in watts, I is current in Amps and E is voltage. Let s assume your tub is wired for 220V and has a 5.5 kw heater. You already...

Hot Tubs: hot tub, 110V hot tub, hot tub plug
110V hot tub, hot tub plug, GFCI outlet: I would first verify the outlet you are plugging into has power. It s possible you blew the breaker the very first time you plugged the tub in and have been working with a dead outlet. A cheap volt meter would be the best way to verify you have power at...

Hot Tubs: hot tub, hot tub suction leak, hot tub pump surges
hot tub suction leak, hot tub pump surges, hot tub jets pulse: Assuming the water is at the proper level, pulsing and surging water flow is usually a sign of a suction leak. I assume from your description you have a top-loading filter on the suction side of the pump and the filter lid is above the water line. You...

Hot Tubs: hot tub cover, t square, hot tub
t square, hot tub, slope: You should be able to all you need are the dimensions and the thickness. Some covers have a slope and are thicker in the middle and slope to the outside like 5 eo 2. Also specify which dimension is the fold if the cover isn t square. Make a drawing with the...

Hot Tubs: hot tub motor, hot tub stops restarts, hot tub motor stops
hot tub stops restarts, hot tub motor stops, electric motor thermal cutout: The electrical motors in most hot tubs are equipped with an internal thermal cutout. If the motor is overheating due to low voltage, damaged windings, weak run capacitor, etc. it will overheat and trip the thermal cutout. When the thermal cutout cools...

Hot Tubs: ht shut off, quick responce, hot tub co
quick responce, hot tub co, eagle pool: If the wet end was rebuilt or replaced and the impeller is rubbing against the housing it could cause the motor to overheat. If too large an impeller was installed it could be overtaxing the motor and causing it to overheat. If an under-sized motor was...

Hot Tubs: JACUZZI 2000 PALIO UPGRADE, spa pack, manual states
spa pack, manual states, pressure switch: Is it possible to send a picture of the spa pack or keypad to best assist in the conversion. The main reason it won t heat on high speed is due to the combined current draw from the pump and heater exceeds the 120 volt limit. Your pump will always be 120 volt...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi J380 temp. sensor, fever thermometer, temperature sensor
fever thermometer, temperature sensor, water temperature: The best way to test a Jacuzzi or Sundance temperature sensor is to use a fever thermometer to compare water temperature to the displayed temp and any variation indicates a bad sensor. Look under Sundance replies on sensor change. The watchdog fools many techs,...

Hot Tubs: jets not coming on, tub jets, air buttons
tub jets, air buttons, good heat: From what I read you have an older manual spa so either the air lines are not hooked up, the sir buttons are bad or the air awitchs or the hoses came off. The air buttons are bellows that send air to an electrical switch Convert the spa to digital i sa...

Hot Tubs: jets won't work, hot tub air locked, hot tub lost prime
hot tub air locked, hot tub lost prime, priming a hot tub: If the pump turns on but the water doesn t flow you probably still have an air lock in the pump. FIRST: TURN OFF THE POWER Close the shutoff valve on the discharge side of the pump. The discharge of the pump will be the pipe coming out the side or top...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Eclipse spa, hot tub light, spa light
hot tub light, spa light, hot tub light bulb: You typically access the bulb from the back of the light (dry side). It is usually located in the equipment area and readily accessible but is sometimes behind the control box. On some tubs you may have to remove a side panel to access the back of the light....

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay s-2 6 person hot tub, hot tub GFCI, hot tub breaker tripping
hot tub GFCI, hot tub breaker tripping, hot tub tripping: Your tub is most likely tripping the breaker as soon as power is applied to the heat element. After resetting the breaker, the control panel should show a normal self-test sequence and then start a low speed heating and filtration cycle. If the pump...

Hot Tubs: Leisure bay G3 Hot tub, miswired hot tub, hot tub electrical connection
miswired hot tub, hot tub electrical connection, www.calsparepair.com: Depending on the control box it s quite likely the input power fuse has blown. On some control boxes this fuse is soldered to the circuit board and can not be easily replaced. It is also possible the start and run capacitors on the pump motor have blown. ...

Hot Tubs: Maax Spa - Overheating, point temp, control pad
point temp, control pad, support asp: Filter cycles usually take 24 hours before they start. You could try another temp sensor. Does it stop at 38 or continue to heat? Can you change the set point temp? Are you in heat wave? A one hour filter cycle is good twice a day. This is a Gecko system...

Hot Tubs: Marquis Spirit 2003, hot tub control panel, hot tub light blinking
hot tub control panel, hot tub light blinking, calsparepair: Without more information it s difficult to say. Try resetting the breaker. If the problem persists you likely need a new control panel. It may be possible to unplug the control panel as a troubleshooting method. Either way, you ll want to keep the water...

Hot Tubs: Marquis spa, hot tub venturi, spa system flush
hot tub venturi, spa system flush, hot tub biofilm: Without more information I can t tell you if your spa has more than one pump. Even tubs with multiple pumps usually have diverter valves that direct water flow to different seats or jets in the tub. Most diverter valves can be set to a middle position that...

Hot Tubs: Marquis Wish Spa Top-Side Control Light, putty knife, spa supply
putty knife, spa supply, gasket: What you have to do is pry the keypad away from the shell. Use a large flat scewdriver and putty knife to pry up the keypad which is glued on with a gasket. So pry between the keypad and the shell and lift it off, I did describe how to change, you can replace...

Hot Tubs: Motor Hums - No heat, california cooperage, tiny mite
california cooperage, tiny mite, thermal overload: You need to replace if its a tiny mite or laing circ pump otherwise it may be repairable. Judging from the fact you say its hot and humming it would have to be a small circ pump as the larger pumps will only hum a short time and trip the thermal overload....

Hot Tubs: Nordic Spa max temp bypass, maximum hot tub temperature, increase hot tub temperature
maximum hot tub temperature, increase hot tub temperature, turn up: On digital controls there is no adjustment. The maximum temperature is controlled by the temperature sensor (thermistor) and the firmware programmed into the circuit board. There is no set screw like on older, mechanical thermostats nor is there a potentiometer...

Hot Tubs: nordic crown 2, hot tub SN error, hot tub sensor error
hot tub SN error, hot tub sensor error, hot tub sensor: The SN error usually indicates a temperature sensor is malfunctioning. If the tub has the Balboa M7 control box there should be two sensors inserted into the stainless steel heat vessel. The sensors are typically connected to the lower right corner of...

Hot Tubs: nordic impulse - loss of power to the jets, hot tub venturi blocked, hot tub jet performance
hot tub venturi blocked, hot tub jet performance, hot tub jets power: If the jets are surging you may have a suction leak somewhere. This will be evident by a surge of water from the jets followed by a reduction in flow followed by air bubbles from the jets followed by another surge. If this is the symptom you are experiencing...

Hot Tubs: OH code 2003 sundance spa, www.calsparepair.com
www.calsparepair.com: If the flow switch is sticking you should definitely replace it. If the switch is engaged when the low speed pump stops the heater will stay on. Since the water is not moving the heat manifold will overheat and trip the OH error. A sticking flow switch...

Hot Tubs: old aqua spa pak evolution 240 temperature issue, aqua spa, spa shell
aqua spa, spa shell, heater element: Being a solid state thermostat is the probe in the heater element well or a water line. It would better to install a thermal well inside the spa shell to get a more accurate less sensitive reading. If the sensor wire is long enough try sticking it in the sap...

Hot Tubs: only heats when jets are on high, hot tub no heat on low speed, hot tub heat element amperage
hot tub no heat on low speed, hot tub heat element amperage, www.calsparepair.com: If the heat light is on during low speed pump operation that should indicate all the control circuits (pressure or flow switch, temperature sensors, high limit, etc.) are all functional. How fast does the tub heat when the tub is on high speed? Does it...

Hot Tubs: Portable hot tubs?, apartment patio, portable hot tub
apartment patio, portable hot tub, sondance: I am gonna give you a couple sites to check out and I can only recommend two spas I would buy. Sinne Sondance is in Chino that you can seen in person. I am gonna give you the Beachcomber and Bullfrog sites http://www.beachcomberhottubs.com/ http://www.bullfrogspas.com/...

Hot Tubs: Pro-Form control panel, hose bib, memory reset
hose bib, memory reset, led readout: How can you think the fuses are good remove and test them and know for sure. Does the panel show anything? Check the control panel cable for cuts and also the connection on the board. Try a memory reset with spa powered turn switch 12 on then power down turn...

Hot Tubs: pressure switch hot tub, hot tub pressure switch testing, hot tub pressure switch adjustment
hot tub pressure switch testing, hot tub pressure switch adjustment, calsparepair.com: Are you certain the pump is primed and not airlocked or blocked by ice? The FL error can be caused by dirty filters, blocked or dirty drains in the footwell (pine needles, leaves, an old sock, a towel, etc), an airlocked or blocked pump intake or a defective...

Hot Tubs: S-Class spabuilders 3 dots flashing, 3 dots, three dots
3 dots, three dots, spa controls: This probably not a high limit issue. More likely its the pressure switch. What hapens is when you shut the breaker off the pressure switch maybe opening up, when you turn the breaker on the pump starts and pressure switch closed and all runs normal until...

Hot Tubs: SN issue, heater element, board areas
heater element, board areas, blower motor: Why a breaker trips. The most common cause of a breaker tripping is a bad heater element easily determined by disconnecting it from the board. The next cause is spas with a blower motor that gets wet,not all spas have these. The next cause can be a bad circ...

Hot Tubs: Spa heats only to 80 degrees, fever thermometer, coffee pot
fever thermometer, coffee pot, water chemistry: A spa pump has a motor and a wet end. The wet end pushes water driven by a motor and between them is a mechanical seal that if not cooled by water would get so hot it would melt things like itself. This seal is what is heating the water. You have to test water...

Hot Tubs: Spa won't heat properly, catalina spa, instrument controller
catalina spa, instrument controller, heating element: Since you have no error messages, the pressure switch and sensors are ok. So yur are either not getting power to the relay coil which indicates a board problem or the coil itself is burnt indicating a bad relay. The coils are fed with low voltage DC. The fact...

Hot Tubs: SUV M-7: Diagnostic Message "dy", balboa m-7, dy error
balboa m-7, dy error, www.calsparepair.com: The DY error is one of many related to the flow of water through the heater manifold. The M-7 system uses two temperature sensors which measure the difference in water temperature from one side of the heater manifold to the other. Water exiting the heater...

Hot Tubs: Sundance Cameo Diverter Valve, cameo spa, pvc glue
cameo spa, pvc glue, glue line: Yes I have repaired them make sure its not just o ring leaks. You use PVC glue. No the sleeve keeps the gate unremoveable, The purpose of the sleeve is to cover the glue line you see when the cap is off if its not leaking there the sleeve wont help. Try new...

Hot Tubs: spa is tripping breaker, hot tub breaker trips, hot tub gfci breaker
hot tub breaker trips, hot tub gfci breaker, www.calsparepair.com: A connection that is simply loose will not trip a breaker even a GFCI breaker. The most common cause of a breaker tripping in a hot tub is a bad heat element. TURN OFF THE POWER then disconnect both leads to the heat element and try the breaker again....

Hot Tubs: spa won't stay full, phillips screws, spa type
phillips screws, spa type, heat element: If your spa and pool are in-ground you likely have a separate pump room for all the equipment. Such equipment would be field assembled rather than pre-fabricated or factory built so it s hard to say what might be going on. Since the spa spills over...

Hot Tubs: stuck in econo mode, hot tub EC mode, hot tub FLO error
hot tub EC mode, hot tub FLO error, hot tub pressure switch: Turning the wheel on the pressure switch clockwise will increase the sensitivity of the pressure switch - it will activate the heater with less water flow. You must be careful not to make the switch too sensitive. If you adjust it too far the switch may...

Hot Tubs: sundance marin - around 2005, amp fuse, digital spa
amp fuse, digital spa, limit switch: This is a digital spa so no high limit reset. Was all gone or were there dashes on the display. When you reset the breaker does anything show up. So nothing shows on the diaplay could be a bad keypad or even a board or simply the temperature sensor. Measure...

Hot Tubs: sundance montego tub, blown fuse, heater element
blown fuse, heater element, electrical panel: The most likely cause is a blown fuse inside the electrical panel caused by frozen pumps. Simple emptying the spa does not drain water thats in the pumps which freezes and seizes the pump which then blows the fuse. Try putting a small heater inside the equipment...

Hot Tubs: sundance sorrento spa, hot spot sorrento, hot spot ---- error
hot spot sorrento, hot spot ---- error, hot tub high limit error: It s unlikely the cold weather produced this error. The Hot Spot manual indicates a high-limit thermostat has been tripped and should reset after allowing the water to cool and turning power off for 30 seconds. High limit errors rarely mean the water...

Hot Tubs: sundance tango spa 1996, hot tub no heat after drain refill, hot tub heat light
hot tub no heat after drain refill, hot tub heat light, hot tub heat element: It s possible you dry-fired the heat element and it will need to be replaced, however, it s also possible you have a much simpler problem. First: it appears the heater is not working at all and the residual heat from the pump motor is slowly warming the...

Hot Tubs: sundance tango spa, slow water, flow switch
slow water, flow switch, water pipe: What pump was running the small circ pump or the jets pump? Check the flow switch to see if its closing but you should have error messages. Does the jet pump run or hum? The union at the front is the one to lossen and tighten when running between high and...

Hot Tubs: Thermospa GFCI tripping, gfci breaker, spa pack
gfci breaker, spa pack, 240v transformer: Make sure the GFCI is wired right most electricians are good but the wannabees have no clue. A GFCI breaker has a load neutral and a line neutral as well as the normal 240 connects. Some morons tend to connect the line and load neutral together which will...

Hot Tubs: Tiger River Siberian Help its really cold out!, pump loses prime, pump suction leak
pump loses prime, pump suction leak, www.calsparepair.com: Various relays in the control box turn things on and off like the heater, pumps, light, etc. If the pump is sucking in air and losing prime the pressure switch or flow switch will drop out and disable the heater. This keeps the water in the heater manifold...

Hot Tubs: Turns on and off, sundance spa, hot tub repair
sundance spa, hot tub repair, hot tub control panel: Start by unplugging the topside control panel and resetting the breaker. The tub should go through it s normal self-test and then start a heating and filtration cycle at the default settings (Usually 100 degrees F and two hours of filtraion in every twelve...

Hot Tubs: taking too long to heat, hot tub heater performance, hot tub heating time
hot tub heater performance, hot tub heating time, calsparepair@gmail.com: If the heat light is on the High Limit should be OK. Assuming the element was 5.5kw the tub should heat about three to five degrees per hour if it s in Standard mode. This, of course, assumes the tub is covered with an insulating hard cover...It is covered...

Hot Tubs: temp of hot tub, hot tub heating cost, www.calsparepair.com
hot tub heating cost, www.calsparepair.com: If you are using the tub every day and reheating it to 104 anyway I don’t see how turning it down to 80 degrees will help. Think of it this way: if you turned the tub completely off and removed the cover every day until it dropped to 80 degrees you’ll still...

Hot Tubs: Used Hot Tub Comparison, bullfrog spas, leak sensors
bullfrog spas, leak sensors, best buy: The fact that your getting a warranty ensures the spa is in working order which is a good thing. The Sundance is in my opinion simply the best built spa as I have been repairing them since 2002. The dealer in our area had poor technicians and people had problems...

Hot Tubs: Viking Hot tub, hot tub F4 display, hot tub F4 error
hot tub F4 display, hot tub F4 error, hot tub filtration cycle: Press the Jets button. F4 is not a diagnostic message. It is the duration of your filtration cycle. It means the tub will filter for four hours when first turned on and again twelve hours later. See Preset Filter Cycles in your owner s manual...

Hot Tubs: Winterizing blower and lines with tub not running, winterize hot tub, frozen hot tub
winterize hot tub, frozen hot tub, hot tub freeze damage: It s nearly impossible to get all the water out of a portable hot tub without tipping it up on it s side. Most of the plumbing associated with the blower should be dry and does not require draining. Your tub is likely equipped with a one-way check valve...

Hot Tubs: Winterizing Cal Spa Hot Tub, spa hot tub, cal spa
spa hot tub, cal spa, drain plugs: If you search my history I do discuss this. You need a wet dry shop vac that has both blower and vacuum feature. Drain the spa. remove the filter and blow thru the opening at bottom of filter well, the go to every jet and suck as much water as you can get,...

Hot Tubs: wires, DIY hot tub wiring, hot tub heater wires
DIY hot tub wiring, hot tub heater wires, calsparepair.com: Sorry, Ben but if you have a schematic and still can t tell where the heater wires attach you should probably consider paying someone who does it for a living to figure it out for you. If you have the tub full of water and otherwise connected to main power...

Hot Tubs: 03 lagunas FL1 follow up, wire hook, simple logic
wire hook, simple logic, question board: Finally we are on the same page. OK yes the circ pump and the high speed pump must be 120 volts to work. Seems you should be the tech. Maybe trade it in for a Beachcomber. My sister made roast beef guess I have to wait for Xmas. You are right the both pumps...

Hot Tubs: 120v to 208v convertion, tuff tubs, hydro co
tuff tubs, hydro co, phase voltage: Why would you have 208 volts thats a three phase voltage is the 110 side only 104 if so contact hydro supplier as to why its their job to supply at least 220 volts. Try using another meter to test especially a digital one. I seen one of these spas at a Pool...

Hot Tubs: 1996 hot springs grande, fixing leaks, litre bottle
fixing leaks, litre bottle, light lens: Find a product called FIX A LEAK in Canada or equivalent in America for spas use the one litre bottle as per instructions and hope it works fixing leaks is no fun and the stuff works on small leaks try ywo bottles b4 alternative and remove filter and do follow...

Hot Tubs: 2002 Sundance Altamar spa, corner seat, altamar
corner seat, altamar, old picture: First off thanks for the picture. The pump motor needs new bearings and a pump seal and maybe an impeller. Have it fixed by someone who knows these pumps and state specifically what you want them to do as I told you make it sound like you know what you are...

Hot Tubs: 2004 Coleman Spas By MAAX, coleman spas, maax
coleman spas, maax, pressure switch: you purchased a 2004 spa in 2001 certainly ahead of their time. When you press jets button you activate the high speed winding of a 2 speed pump if the low speed of that pump is dead it will not heat and can cause an OH condition if the pressure switch keeps...

Hot Tubs: 2006 jetsetter diverter, water leaks, square peg
water leaks, square peg, jetsetter: Diverters have knobs you turn thses lift up and off revealing a square peg then there is the large outer ring that unthreads and comes off revealing a triangle shaped gate that lifts out sand it smooth if sand or grit makes it hard to turn and reassemble....

Hot Tubs: 3 blinking lights, gfci breaker, pool and spa
gfci breaker, pool and spa, voltage readings: Gecko was the word I wanted and you have 3 dots you need a new pressure switch and get one that looks the same it is threaded into the steel tube looks like a flying saucer with two wires replace it and try and rem water will come out when you remove. If the...

Hot Tubs: 3 blinking red lights, spa pack, morgan spa
spa pack, morgan spa, 3 dots: I wonder if it was a rebuilt unit they were famous for that we only use them when desperate all new spa packs are Balboa now What else do you expect from french men in Canada nothing good I am sure I am english need I say more to Montrewall. Yes the sp was...

Hot Tubs: Balboa Hot Tub Pack / Pump Problem, aqua flo, spa controls
aqua flo, spa controls, dip switches: Dont feel stupid feel educated and glad they helped I am the one feels stupid cause I didnt answer your Q. I cetainly hope their revolution is better than their other seies I think Balboa techs r on drugs now their electronics really suck worse than Gecko...

Hot Tubs: Balboa vs510sz 2 speed circulator pump, dip switch settings, dpdt relay
dip switch settings, dpdt relay, speed wire: I see the main problem. I would consider getting a 3/4 - 1 Hp pump like the older Beachcombers used. Turn A5 & A9 off. Your pump should have all wires on J23 2 speed pump 1. But the problem is you would need to connect the low speed wire from J23 to your 1/2...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber 530 Jets, ball bearings, power storm
ball bearings, power storm, ring pop: The spa may have several types, there are some the same as the neck jet that the front pops out and used asa tool to remove a threaded insert you should replace all inserts on those jets you can keep the same fronts. Then there are next larger jets if they...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber hottub, air bubbles, o ring
air bubbles, o ring, impeller: Take a look at the circ pump the seal may be leaking water around it and this will make air. I would have the pump seal and maybe bearings replaced depending on the noise they are a very easy pump to repair. I might consider a years wage it is the seal remove...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber light wrench, needle nose pliers, o ring
needle nose pliers, o ring, lightbulb: I use needle nose pliers. Those ones with longer ends or the bent ones may work better. There is a small O ring and a plastic thread in the housing that may break off when you take the lens out if so remove it completely. Change the bulb get rid of the O ring...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber power source 2400, amp fuse, volt version
amp fuse, volt version, fuse holder: If the pump has the wire on it actually 4 wires the green wire goes to ground. The white wire has a terminal on it that connects to a 20 Amp fuse holder. The red and black wires go to terminals on the air switch (micro switch with air hose) one of the terminals...

Hot Tubs: Brett Aqualine HT-1 hot tub spa heater
L1 and L2 from the house should go to the contactor as shown. The other side of the contactor both L1 and L2 got to the heater and the neon. The first contactor is not needed. A wire should go from left side L1 on the 20 amp contactor to the thermostat terminal...

Hot Tubs: balboa 500sz, aqua flow, spa model
aqua flow, spa model, hydro spa: I can give you a web site for the best water chemistry solution but that may not be your problem. What you need to do is look at all black pump/motor labels and give me the specs. An aqua flow 1/16 HP pump does not have enough flow to run this system. If it...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa 2100 - Sensor, circulation, lights.., circulation pump, cal spa
circulation pump, cal spa, failure test: My advice is to remove oh no dually have it tested and seals replaced make sure the motor is good test or have the heater tested for continuity and insulation GFCI failure. Test things like blower motors, heater and pumps before powering a new board. When...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa won't heat up or turn on jets, spa repairs, cal spa
spa repairs, cal spa, heater element: It could be the keypad the board the pump requires lots of troubleshooting. I would start by having the pumps tested for operation outside the spa. Then the heater element needs testing. Maybe the board needs drying. To be honest you need me to fix it but...

Hot Tubs: Cal spa dually pump reinstallation, vacuum switches, rubber washers
vacuum switches, rubber washers, cal spa: I wondered when I would get a Dually question once my biggest nightmare and dreaded pump and still is a pain to change bearings seals and impellers but I did it. These pumps must be totally labelled left and right parts. The word you want to call it is a union...

Hot Tubs: Cal spas 2006, hydro spas, cal spas
hydro spas, cal spas, spa pack: Well most cal spas used Balboa so we have a 50/50 situation and being 3 pumps my bet is the red simply unplug and see. Do you have anymore info on the spa pack is it M7, VS, GS or ES system. Where in SoCal Rwt in SWO. Hydro spas use 3 pumps as well and at...

Hot Tubs: Circuit Board Replacement, master spa, dip switches
master spa, dip switches, sensor wires: A Balboa board. The sphagetti wires on the new board must match the locations on the old board one end is soldered to the board the other end has a terminal that moves around they are labelled W#s. Their purpose is to decide whether the pumps etc are 120 or...

Hot Tubs: Coast Spa Lania SW "Big Red Pump", amp fuses, lania
amp fuses, lania, access panel: When they replaced I assume pump 1 they may have accidentally unplugged pump 2 which plugs in next to pump 1. Remove the access panel and check the plug. This is probably a TSPA pack and you will have to remove a black plastic cover to get to the board to...

Hot Tubs: Coleman Calfornia Cooperative circa 2003, circut breaker, heater element
circut breaker, heater element, calfornia: Well Harry here is a dilema you can volunteer for and pass on yes volunteer for something I love my spa people and hate them too. An element absorbs moisture and makes its own ground fault shorts that cure over time or oven drying. Try this remove the spa...

Hot Tubs: Coleman by Maxx spa pump one jams on slow speed, maxx spa, spa pumps
maxx spa, spa pumps, pool and spa: Almost all spa pumps use at least a capacitor start switched start winding via mechanical flywheel on the shaft that seizes or a badstart switch or capacitor. W ith knowledge in mind have the pump fixed via my instructions fix start switch and capacitor and...

Hot Tubs: Coleman Spa two speed pump won't start in low speed, coleman spa, circulation pump
coleman spa, circulation pump, motor shaft: Usually when this happens an internal mechanic start switch is not engaging due to a broken or seized centrifugal flywheel inside on the motor shaft and requires removing rear motor housing I did a detailed reply on that subject in the past couple days. There...

Hot Tubs: cal spa coming on full every 20 minutes, prong plug, cal spa
prong plug, cal spa, volt supply: Yes definetly check the wires as some systems used a red high speed and others used a black. Another thing was some systems only heat on low speed older Balbo systems had a jumper for high low current actually even the new systems do to. Make sure the common...

Hot Tubs: cal spa heater, ammeters, multimeters
ammeters, multimeters, clamponammeters: Sounds like a burnt out heater element so check voltage to it and current thru one hot supply line. If you have voltage at the heater and less than 12 plus amps you need a new element. Requires a clamp on digital ammeter/multimeter. For anyone not familiar...

Hot Tubs: coleman cooperage model 70, measure resistance, model 70
measure resistance, model 70, cooperage: Well if the heater light comes on I would assume the heater is getting power and if no heat the element needs replacing. To test a heater requires either an amp test on the supply line clamp on ammeter or removing wires to heater and measure resistance of...

Hot Tubs: control panel is acting up, morgan spa, solid state relay
morgan spa, solid state relay, spa 2000: When I look at all the keypads and boards I shake my head with their boards full of ICS and keypads and wonder at the lack of brains that designed them. Simply put a way to rob people legally. I hate all the controllers and boards out there. Do check all wires...

Hot Tubs: cycle program, aqua spa, digital multimeter
aqua spa, digital multimeter, 3 dots: This is a Gecko spa pack system. You should be getting 3 dots flashing at some time. This is an S class Gecko I can send you their home page scroll to lower left bottom and choose class system yours is an s class. http://www.geckoalliance.com/?lang=en at...

Hot Tubs: DREAMMAKER X500 TURNED OFF WILL NOT TURN ON, dreammaker spas, spa pack
dreammaker spas, spa pack, hp jet: The only help I got from Dreammaker was in Florida the customer has changed three keypads, two boards and a pump in 5 years. Here is what we need to make that spa rock a 240 supply near the spa, your pump will work if it does a new spa pack and some minor...

Hot Tubs: del sol hermosa hot tub, plastic overlay, buttom
plastic overlay, buttom, temp control: Ahh a Sundance you need to replace the RED LED keypad. Pry it off the shell and look at the buttom for rust anywhere and if so replace it then silicone around where it meets the shell and around the plastic overlay. The overlay is the label part and sticks...

Hot Tubs: drain hose mystery hose, spa hot tub, cal spa
spa hot tub, cal spa, drain tube: It is for sure connected to the drain why would the drain freeze when it is covered by 400 gallons of hot water. I have thought and wodered about this on spas with more than one pump they replace a drain plug on each pump with a small hose fitting that runs...

Hot Tubs: EM-190, monsoon season, spa motor
monsoon season, spa motor, gfci breaker: The fact of the matter is any water in a motor or on a circuit board will trip a GFCI its main purpose. A GFCI may save your life but you will surely feel it b4 it does. A monsoon in Arizona makes me laugh you had a thunderstorm that made everything wet hmm...

Hot Tubs: Emerald cygnus spa, cygnus, emerald
cygnus, emerald, spas: How do you make it standby. If the spa is not digital its mechanical. Most mechanical spas either had a timer to filter and heat or ran all the time and some could be triggered by temp and without a circuit diagram I would say only worry when pump doesnt come...