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  1. Nothing appears to be wet. The topside is a sealed unit, unless something happened that has allowed water in. All of the pumps engage, and it is filtering. I've disconnected the OZ, since that was tripping the breaker. The heater is not engaging however.
  2. Okay, I'll do that. No browning in my pool, but lots of ash settling to the bottom. I just wanted to make sure it was the ash affecting the chemistry and not some other issue that I wasn't aware of. I'll have to backwash the filter as soon as I get a chance. My automatic vacuum has been doing a decent job at getting it out, but I've been manually vacuuming every weekend.
  3. I'm guessing that something has gone wrong on the board in relation to the topside. It could also be the topside itself, however I just installed that new about 3 months ago. I've been trying to find some sort of troubleshooting guide for the topside aside from the user manual, but I've had no luck. This behavior should be symptomatic of something diagnosable I would guess.
  4. I live in SoCal and there is a ton of ash getting in my pool from the wildfires right now. I'm having to put about a gallon of chlorine in a day. Is this a normal affect of ash in the pool? Does the ash use up the chlorine?
  5. I left the breaker off all day, just flipped it back on and its doing the same thing. It never got wet as far as I remember.
  6. This is true. I have a flat main drain cover. I've looked into this before, but I don't really know how to pick the right retrofit cover for my setup. I suppose I could just bring in the cover to my local pool store.
  7. I don't know what the heck is going on now. The heater does not appear to be heating. It has power at the board and the unit itself, and now the topside is going crazy flashing all over the place. Resetting the breaker does nothing. I'm overwhelmed at this point. It's been working just fine until this issue popped up.
  8. My automatic pool vacuum gets stuck on the main drain constantly. It only works under supervision. I've tried the clip thing and that didn't work. What can I do?
  9. Okay, I was mistaken. I mislabeled the plugs to the cpu when I first messing with this thing. It is not the circ that is tripping the breaker, it is the OZ unit. Attached is a picture. Is this something that can be troubleshot and repaired, or does it need to be replaced? Also, is it okay to run the spa without the OZ?
  10. Oh, gotcha. Sorry. That will take me a bit to get to, but I'll work on that.
  11. Here you go. The pink CP plug on the bottom left is the one that if I plug in, the breaker trips. If left out, it does not trip.
  12. I disconnected the OZ and the Circ, then plugged in the OZ and nothing happened. Then I plugged in the circ and it tripped. I unplugged the circ the OZ and disconnected the heater (P20 & P21), then plugged back in the OZ, nothing, then the circ an then it tripped. I think its definitely something to do with the circ pump, just not sure what, or where to start looking. Thanks for the help again!
  13. Hello Again, My LA Spas HEET has been working great for the last couple of months. I've been keeping it running with the temp set at 84, and today I turned it up to 101 because its started cooling off and my wife wanted to get in tonight. About two hours after I turned up the heat the breaker tripped. I happened to be in earshot when this happened. Flipping it back on only saw the breaker trip again about two seconds later. After doing a little bit of troubleshooting I found that If I unplug the circulation pump from the board, the breaker does not trip. I checked the fuse and that is sti
  14. Okay, now this all makes sense. So this board will only work with either the TSC 44 or 19. Since I have 3 pumps, that means that only the TSC 44 will work. I'll have to return the K35 and order the right one. This should solve everything once and for all.
  15. Okay, I follow you. The schematic shows what the jumper settings are supposed to do. Is that going to be different now that I have an aftermarket topside? I guess its going to be a matter of trial and error to see if I can get the right configuration? I really appreciate the help by the way. Thanks very much.
  16. Thanks for the response. Here are the pictures of the board and the new topside controller. I don't see any dip switches anywhere. Is it on the board?
  17. So, I just got the new controller in. I plugged it in and it works, with a couple of issues. One, which I don't mind too much about, is that the functions of the buttons do not match the label on the graphic. No big deal. However, there is no button that sets the temperature down. I can turn on all the jets, and the lights, and I can adjust the temp up, but I cannot set the temp down. Not sure what I can do about this.
  18. Okay, cool. I ordered it. I'll let you know how it works out.
  19. Any idea if the one linked below will work? Mine has three pumps, a light and up and down buttons. This one is the same instead of pump 3, it has a blower button. Would that still function correctly? https://spacare.com/TSC-35GeckoTopsideControlBDLTSC35GE1.aspx
  20. Ya, I figured that would be the case. Bummer, but oh well. I got the thing for free so I cant really complain. I may reach out to see if the controller I pick out will work, since I will probably look into another Gecko controller and they dont have the same shape as the LA Spas one. Thanks for the insight!
  21. Yes, same thing if the stereo is unplugged at the harness. The controller was working for two days with the new stereo installed.
  22. Okay, now its been almost a week of perfect operation and all of a sudden the controller is stuck at 104 and none of the buttons work. I checked the wiring again and all looks good. The only thing that has changed is that I installed a new stereo unit to replace the old one that didn't work well. The wiring was like for like so I dont see how that could affect it. Do I just have a bad controller? I thought I was good to go once I spliced the wires and everything was working. I'm pretty bummed.
  23. Okay, I check on the connections. I think that a rat may have chewed though some of them. That what the problem was with my topside controller.
  24. Hi, I just got an LA Spas HEET working after asking some questions on here and I'm super happy with the help that got me to find the problem. I'm starting a new topic because this question has nothing to do with my first. I have a Super Vision International fiber optic lighting system and it looks like a lot of the branch fiber optic lines have broken because the light is very dim in the hot tub. I can see the bulb and color wheel are fine. Is it even worth trying to repair this? Thanks!
  25. Well, I checked my voltages on the board and the P3 terminal did not have power when I pushed the button. I removed the topside control and pulled the wire out, and there it was. a couple of wires were chewed right through. I cut some wire and spliced everything back together and checked her out. Everything works! Temp control and all three pumps. Thanks very much for all of the help. I really appreciate it!
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