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Dr. Spa

Member Since 21 Sep 2005
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In Topic: Arctic Spa Frontier - Pump 1 High Speed Only

10 August 2016 - 07:47 AM

First thing would be to determine if in fact it's a problem with the motor. More than likely it's not, and you'd be wasting $500 on a new one.

In Topic: Tripping Breaker - Gecko In.xm1 (Morgan Spa)

10 August 2016 - 07:45 AM

"I have the control unit completely removed from the the spa and am reading continuity between 1 and 2, so the heating element doesn't come into play."


This is not correct. Sorry, not even close, as the two have almost nothing in common. Not only is it possible, but in most cases normal, for a heater element to have the correct amount of resistance (ohm reading), but STILL short out to the water, causing the GFCI to trip. Once the remove water as a factor, the GFI wont trip.

Having continuity between 1 and 2 is also completely normal and really doesn't tell you much. There's a transformer in the system and as long as the line side of it is intact, this will give you a continuity reading.

In Topic: Spafrom Milano Sf273 Balboa New Pumps Yet Still Trips Pcb Help Fix Repair

10 August 2016 - 07:36 AM

Most likely you have a bad heater element. You can get the correct ohm reading, but it can still be shorting out to the water. Try disconnecting BOTH wires from the element and see what happens then.

In Topic: Aging Spa Repairs, Starting With Pump

10 August 2016 - 07:34 AM

Old school. NICE! I have a similar set up. My recommendation for a more modern controller would be an Intermatic Multiwave;



In Topic: Tripping Breaker - Gecko In.xm1 (Morgan Spa)

09 August 2016 - 08:37 AM

" There was continuity between line 1 and 2, but nothing between the legs and the neutral/ground."

Yeah, removed from the spa and empty of water, it would NEVER show the short.


Most likely you have a bad heating element.