Hot Tub Not Heating

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Old 06-12-03, 09:43 AM
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Hot Tub Not Heating

My Hot Tub is not heating, and not sure where the heating element is located

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Old 06-12-03, 05:25 PM
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The heater's in that stainless steel tube. However there's at least 8 things BESIDES a bad heater element that could be causing your problem.
 
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Old 06-12-03, 06:48 PM
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Thanks for the help Dr Spa,

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Plumbing forum? That's like letting a veterinarian perform heart surgery on a person :-)

"If the element is burnt out, will this cause the heat indicater light on the controls to not light up?"

If the indicator light doesn't go on, the element probably isn't getting power. Doesn't sound like a bad element.
 
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Old 06-12-03, 06:59 PM
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So it could be the circuit board? All the other indicator lights light up.
 
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That's one other posibility, at least 7 more to go.
 
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So with a volt meter, should I test those two terminals for power to them? When the doors are open can it be tested, walk me thou a few test to make.

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Alot of help you are

Dark here in 2 hrs, if you don't want to help me solve this then stop making the replies.
 
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Old 06-22-03, 11:12 PM
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Chance's are the heating element is burned out. Mine went out just recently ( for the 2nd time )and the heating lamp still came on. They can be buggers to get to and remove and replace with all the plumbing and wiring in the way.I had to completly remove all of my wiring to get to mine.
Once you get the heating tube out you;ll be able to look inside it and most likely be able to see the burned element inside.
Get out the check book, they are not cheap to replace.
Good luck
 
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Old 06-23-03, 08:09 AM
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plumber 2000-hot tub not heating

I always look for the most common problems first. The lights are on,but that could mean that you only have 120vac. #1 check the voltage off the breaker and make sure that each leg has 120volts output. One side of the breaker may have tripped or is bad. #2 check your voltage at the input to your tub to make sure power is getting there. #3 look for fuses on or around the circuit board, then check voltage to both sides of the fuse. #4 check voltage at the terminals to the heater, turn up the thermastat and push the heater on button. #5 gets a little complicated, find the sensors for the heater and short each one, one at a time, to see if the heater kicks on. there is also a high low sensor.#6 if you still don't have heat, then think about replacing the heater core or calling a tech! The first 5 steps are free and do not take much time. If you need further help you can e-mail me at [email protected] and I will talk you thru the tests. good luck,larry246 p.s. If the heater core is full of scale you may want to put a filter on the water to fill your tub.
 
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Old 06-23-03, 09:13 AM
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I was the heating relay switch that was out, have to install a new board.
 
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