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  1. The long screws that hold the wet end on.... are they tight? also the impeller on the shaft.... could it be cracked or is the wet end new too?
  2. See if you can find a gate valve like that.... the ones I have do not have screws.... but yeah a screw driver and a wire wheel on a drill will clear out the foam. Could be rebuildable..... maybe just gasket seal and an o-ring... but plan for cracks... you might disconnect one side from the pump.... then cut the pvc on the other side.... might need a coupler if you cut it...
  3. Are you sure it's the motor? Can you put a screw driver on it and listen to the "ringing"?
  4. Gecko Spa Side Error Codes FLO Pressure switch failure, switch open FLC Pressure switch failure, switch closed Prr Temp sensor failure Prh Hi-limit sensor failure HL Sensor measuring 119 degrees FrE Possible freeze condition detected
  5. Sounds more like during the pump replacement process, you must have loosened a plug or connector... Check any accessible plugs that may have been disturbed during the pump replacement. Do you have all the "T" valves open now? Usually they can be closed so you don't have to drain the entire spa.
  6. Caulk won't fix leak, but mask it.. Find the crack, prep and epoxy it.
  7. 220v spas heat and circulate when you are in them, wile 110v it's one or the other... so I would guess for your climate 220v is what you should look at... do you have a hook up, because a 50 or 60 amp 220v is not going to be cheap. The key is to keep warm water circulating all winter so you don't have pipes freeze, you can program the wamer warter temp when it's likely you will use it. A 6" cover with a a weather top canvas cover should minimize heat loss. I would assume any tub you are looking is full insulated (Blown foam). They key is to maintain the proper PH level... when i
  8. You know you should be running the correct impeller... other wise why make different impellers? If it's already installed... keep an eye on your flow and the motor heat... I think I saw a chart of 125-160 degrees is an operating temp for a 5hp pump motor.
  9. Not sure but I found this online.... Most residential pool pump motors have insulation ratings of Class B which is good to 130C or 266 F A marked increase in temp of an OEM motor is a sign of corrosion or bearing failure... but from the sampling I found when I googled "spa motor temps" you seem to be in the working range.
  10. I have an older Sundance (Cameo). I think mine heated when the filtering was running (220v).... the filtering was controlled by a mechanical timer switch that was user controlled for "how & when" in a 24 hour period... The timer switch went bad once, as I had replaced it. On the pump that you "freed up", is there rust between the pump and the motor on the shaft? You may have a leak there at the seal that caused the motor/shaft/bearings to wear. Also, have you checked the filter? when they clog up they can inhibit flow.
  11. A valve buried under foam would not be useful... but if you close the valves you can get to, maybe the water loss will be minimal to remove the collar. They make a 2 piece collar so you don't have to cut the PVC,
  12. Is your filter old? Can you remove it and get increased flow. Might be time to replace the filter. If I had the motor out and disassembled I would have at least had the bearings replaced. Maybe a new seal for the wet end? Did the wet test it? Confirm the impleller doe snot have broken or worn vanes? The start up capacitor at the end of the motor is relatively cheap as well. Most any electrical motor shop can change bearings and capacitor cheaper than replacing the motor.
  13. I would say you need to drain, and reseal the lens.... but likely not the only leak. I see the old broken ring that was replaced by a 2-piece ring... any other places where it has been disturbed?
  14. Sounds like you and your wife need to "wet test" (get in)..... look for a home show with demo hot tubs to try.... or go and try a few at a dealer..... petsonally as as a tall guy the longer is a waste on me... wife liked it... but at full whirlpool you can float off....if you wife is small you find that too.
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