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Spa heater throws the reset switch in the outlet

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Old 05-13-05, 05:16 PM
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Spa heater throws the reset switch in the outlet

I have an old hot tub in the house that I recently moved into.The hot tub worked over the winter season. I did turn it off for the last couple of months because my power bill became extremely high. Is this normal ? this is my first time having a hot tub . I have recently cleaned and refilled and now the heater seems to be having a problem.
The spa has power, the jets work the light works, but when I turn the heater on it throws the reset switch in the power outlet.

Does anyone have any ideas. Help please!
 

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Old 05-13-05, 08:39 PM
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sounds like you lost prime on pump that supplies water to heater ? turn the heater off, turn the pump on after you see water moving , turn the heater on, re-set should re-set. if not post back and update us.


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Old 05-15-05, 05:31 AM
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the heater that pulls the water in, has to be on , theres no seperate pump that pulls the water through the heater, either the jets and the pump are on or the heater is on , there is water in the heater, but it has it's own little pump that pulls water through it. But in order for it to do that, the heater has to be on, and when it's on thats when it throws the switch.Does that make sense?
thanks for answering.
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Old 05-15-05, 06:30 AM
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Hello: Troy

Chances are the small pump motor that circulates water through the heater is shorted out. Remove that motor. Have it tested at the local pool and spa parts store. Most likely a new pump motor will resolve the problem. Cost should be reasonable enough to warrant replacement and easy enough to do.

If you have an ohm meter you can do a continuity test across the switch. Switch may be grounding or shorting out. Be sure the electrical power is turned off before doing the continuity test. All else fails, simply replace that switch. Another low cost part that is easy to replace as a diy task.

Another possible cause is a shorted out heating element. Element may be defective, damaged or shorting out. Remove the part, Take it to the local pool/spa parts store also. Replacement costs should warrant replacement.

All the above can be considered replacement parts due to wear, conditions and/or operations of normal usages and services.

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