Jetted tub switch name???


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Old 02-23-21, 11:33 AM
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Jetted tub switch name???

We have a jetted tub that the motor works, but between it and the switch got fried. Need to replace switch but cannot find comparable no matter how I search. It’s not an air sensor but has two components. One in the tub that must be submerged, and one on the deck that you just touch. Nothing about this anywhere on the web but this site and one mention. What is that called???



 

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Old 02-23-21, 11:40 AM
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I call them touch switches which to me is any switch that works electrically without anything physically moving. It might also be called a capacitance switch.
 
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Old 02-23-21, 04:13 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

There is a control box that those sensors plug into. See if there is any information on it.
I haven't seen the capacitive system in a tub in many years.
Most, if not all, use the air switch now.

I've located several companies that use those components. However they are all in Europe.

Spa capacitive switch
Try contacting - older spa parts
 
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Old 02-23-21, 05:13 PM
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My God Pete! In order to sell her condo after my Mother In law passed away, I had to demonstrate that the Jacuzzi tub to a prospective purchaser actually worked. Picture her, two real estate agents, my Brother in Law, my nephew, and me, all in a bathoom with a tub slowly filling up to cover water level sensor so the the "touch switch would activate the water jet pump! Thankfully it worked for me that day, and I didn't have to re engineer anything to do it to get the place sold!
 
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Old 02-23-21, 05:19 PM
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Thanks for stopping by. The OP had posted your reply so I figured maybe you were more familiar with the system. In reality.... you were there crossing your fingers it actually worked.

If this was a tub I was servicing..... I think I'd replace the top switch with an air switch.


 
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Yup, I quick had to learn HOW it was activated, and then waste a lot of water actually activating it without an audience, and then do the real thing, being basically clueless to the nuts and bolts etc.
 
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Old 03-01-21, 06:01 AM
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Thank you all!!! This is exactly the info I need
 
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Old 03-01-21, 07:42 AM
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Hey Jocelyn, If you can let us know what or how you fixed the problem!
 
 

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