Troubleshooting a Hot Tub Circuit Board Troubleshooting a Hot Tub Circuit Board
A hot tub circuit board may begin to malfunction overtime. There are a number of reasons as to why this may happen. You will find that being able to troubleshoot the most common causes and obvious reasons will help you to be able to get your hot tub working again in no time. Remember, if you are doing anything technical on your hot tub, you should have somebody that is certified doing it as this equipment can be very dangerous if it is handled incorrectly.
If your hot tub is not heating, then you may find that there are a few things that could be wrong with it. There are several different types of hot tub models out there, depending on the one that you have you can approach this several different ways. The pressure switch may be something that you are going to have to adjust. If this is something that needs to be done you will need to make sure that you have turned off your electrical power and also that you know what is needed to do this depending on the model that you have. Getting out your manufacturer’s instructions will help you to understand exactly what type of model you have and how to fix the problem. You should also have the heater element checked for its continuity.
Even if you have already turned off your hot tub and it continues to run, then there are a few things that you can look at to fix this problem. One of these things is the heating element. This is something that could end up being defective. If at any time you find that your hot tub continues to run after you have turned it off, then you can also check to see if the water itself is below your minimum setting. If it is, then the pump may not be able to shut off.
If your hot tub is not operating at all, then you will need to see if your GFCI breaker is turned on or see if it has tripped. You will need to make sure that there are no other appliances that are on the same circuit as this one. If your power cord is damaged in any way then waste no time in replacing it. Make sure that you never use extension cords for any reason at all for your hot tub. This could end up being very dangerous.
Circuit Breaker Trips
If your circuit breaker happens to trip as the hot tub itself is operating, then you will need to make sure that you have the GFCI or the circuit breaker reset. If the breaker continues to trip, then there are a few things that may be causing this. Check your filter, if it is damaged in any way or dirty, then this could be causing it. Also check your air blower and the ozonator.