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Mel Thomas

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  1. Is a stuck heater really something that could be repaired?
  2. I’ve had some help on here previously. We have a 2002 beachcomber hottub and following a few issues had had it working perfectly for many weeks but recently it has developed an OH fault. We have changed the filter and tried it without a Filter and it is the same problem. What is strange is that when it reaches the set temperature Say 38 degrees) the heat light on the display goes out but the heater still seems to be making a hissing/gurgling noise and the temperature continues to increase until It reaches 42 then switches off And displays OH. Even with the pump not on The water in the system Gets very very hot and when the pump is switched on a burst of really hot water comes through. Not really sure what this could be? Wondering if you can provide any advice?
  3. I had huge success from a couple of very helpful guys on my first post so I thought I’d try get some help on my next problem! Our beachcomber 160 / Digital 1000 has a factory preset filter cycle of 6 hours. We want to change it to 2 hours. It cannot be changed on the control panel (it’s factory preset). We think it’s moving the ‘Peg’ on the circuit board labelled J7. It’s Currently on ‘B’ but we think that moving it to ‘A’ will change it from 6 hours to 2 hours filter cycle? It’s a balboa 52019 board. Any ideas?😁
  4. ***Update*** We did what you suggested and removed the flow switch, connected the 2 pins on the circuit board with a screwdriver and started up the hot tub - it started!!!! It reverted to a flashing 'FL' code (when the screwdriver was removed) which we assume because the flow switch was removed. How can that be if it tested positive on a multimeter? Actually my hubby did not connect the two pins on the circuit board until AFTER it was powered on - and it worked. When he held the screwdriver on the pins BEFORE it was turned on it did not work - it was the same problem as when the flow switch is plugged in (constant FL error). But then when he removed the screwdriver, pump comes on but no heater light and he had a flashing FL. Touched the screwdirver again and FL error disappears and heater light comes on.
  5. We did what you suggested and removed the flow switch, connected the 2 pins on the circuit board with a screwdriver and started up the hot tub - it started!!!! It reverted to a flashing 'FL' code (when the screwdriver was removed) which we assume because the flow switch was removed. How can that be if it tested positive on a multimeter? What we can't understand is if it is the flow switch, how can the constant FL error be overridden by pressing the display panel. This is how we have been using it to get over the FL code - power it on - wait for '21' '03' 'temp' and then press the display panel button and the low speed pump comes on. Thanks you RDspaguy for your reply, please see below the circuit board
  6. Thanks for the message. it was tested by an electrician and He confirmed it worked when pressed together. We took the switch out and he tested that there was continuity when the switch was pressed close. It’s a constant FL error - not a flashing one. the problem seems to be the pump is not activating when it is powered on. We can only get the pump to work when we physically press the control panel before the FL errors comes up. It then works fine without any error, and heats Up until it Reaches temperature and then turns off. It does not then restart for its cleaning cycle so has to be powered off and restarted. whatever makes the pump activate atomically is not happening - The pump is not getting the signal to fire up which is why we thought it was the Capacitor but that has not fixed the problem.
  7. I'm completely new to this forum and to forums in general but it seems there are a lot of people on here with a lot of experience so I'm hoping someone can help... We moved into a new home which has a Beachcomber 160 / Digital 1000 management system hot tub that was installed in 2002/2003. It was working when we first moved in but over time there have been a few problems - OH errors, leaking knife valve, FL errors etc so it has been sitting unused for 18 months. We've recently managed to replace the valve and fix the leak and refilled the hot tub. When we power it on it goes through a set up where the display panel shows '21' then '03' then displays the temperature and after a couple of seconds shows a constant 'FL' code. The pump does not activate. We turned it off at the mains and back on again. This time , it went through the ‘21’, ‘03’ Etc and When it showed the Temperature on the display we pressed the on/off (function switch) on the control panel and the pump started up?? Conclusion is that the Low speed pump only comes on if manually pressed before the ‘FL’ errors shows. So it’s working but with some fault. Our concern is that when it reaches temperature it turns off. Then when it is supposed to come on for the cleaning cycle it does not automatically come on. Pump does not come on automatically. We have had the flow switch (paddle type) tested and it works so we assumed it was the capacitor - we have now replaced this and it is the same problem. We're really not sure what else to try? Any suggestions?
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