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  1. Hi Rotorua. Thanks for the input. I do think I was given poor (local) advice on much of this diagnosis. I first checked the sensors and found one faulty and replaced it; same problem but no flipping of the breaker now, so I then thought it was the thermal cutoff. I did test the pump with the wet end submerged so there was a load and cooling for that end, and it ran without shutdown ( it still works now). The heating element (old and new) both tested the same with the Ohm meter and did not fix the problem with the new one in. I'm not sure why this escapade seems so off, but I do know that the spa is working just fine now so I must have done something right. The last thing I did was to use the reset procedure... Thanks to all of you for your help and support :0)
  2. I followed these instruction and it has worked well since then. The temperature sensor went out and must have caused the tub to throw the breaker. I replaced the sensor and the breaker has not flipped since. This of course is when the poor thing started running for only one minute and then turning it self off for about four minutes, then start again. I checked the sensors, motor, relays, circuit board, transformer, etcetera. I finally called the local shop and was told it is definitely the heater element, so I bought one from them and replaced it...That is when I took the motor in to be checked and again followed the advice of the experts... Then I found this and tried it, wonderful.
  3. Hello. Thank you so much for the help. I checked the motor, it seemed good, so I took it to a motor shop to double check. They said is was no good so I bought a new one and put it in, ... same problem. I then figured out how to reset the control panel / computer and it works fine now. I have since made a bench grinder / buffer out of the old motor and it works... Thanks again.
  4. Hi RD. Thanks so much for the response and help. I understand the thought of it being the thermal switch in the motor, so I tested it. I took the motor out and created a test bucket to run the water through. With the green, red, and white wires hooked up to an extension cord the motor ran for 20 minutes with no fail. I did not hook up the black wire. If I had, would it have connected to the red in the motor and failed? Is this a short, or is the centrifugal switch bad? If it were the Start switch it should not start, is this correct? I can disconnect the motor again while still in the spa and test it. Should I use two 120 outlets and wire up both the red and black wires ( along with the green and white of course) to have them run simultaneously? or should I test only the red wire, and then the black wire separately?
  5. Here are pics of the LEDs, 164 is power to tub but no jets turned on, 165 is jet low turned on, 166 is with jet low turned on and heater is receiving power.
  6. Hello Again. I have edited this picture to show what wires and what results I obtained. 0 volts to white, red, and black wires going to the pump. Single pump with two speeds. With all wires attached and power on: Pump (jet low), White to Red - 240 V White to Black - 240 V Pump (jet high), White to Red - 240 V White to Black - 240 V Unplugged Red and Black wires, tested output connectors on the Circuit Board: Pump (jet low) , White to Red - 240 V White to Black - 0 V Pump (jet high), White to Red - 0 V White to Black - 240 V For all of the small red wires to the pressure switch, thermal switch, and high-limit switch I am reading 50 volts when using the green ground wire, and when using the white wire to the pump, I am getting a reading of 120 volts; is this normal? the picture has a white circle for the white wire (to the pump), a yellow circle for the black wire (to the pump) , a red circle for the red wire (to the pump), pink circles for the small red wires (to the switches), and green circles for the blue wire (to the transformer board). When all wires are plugged in, should I have 240 V to only the red wire for pump low and 240 V to the black wire for pump high?
  7. Hi. I have a 2018 Hot Springs (Hot Spot) Stride. 240V Singe pump with two speeds. I turn on the jets and it runs for about 45 seconds and stops for 4 minutes, then repeats this pattern. It does not trip the breaker. A few times I see the red light indicating the heater is on and I checked the voltage of 120 per leg. I have replaced the heater element since then, because a professional told me that was the problem. Not true. I also bench tested the motor with water flowing through it, and it ran 20 minutes with no problem. I just replaced the hi-limit sensor and the temperature sensor. I also tried jumping the pressure switch lines to bypass it. What else is there to check? Kenny
  8. Hi. I have a 2018 Hot Springs (Hot Spot) Stride. 240V Singe pump with two speeds. I turn on the jets and it runs for about 45 seconds and stops for 4 minutes, then repeats this pattern. It does not trip the breaker. A few times I see the red light indicating the heater is on and I checked the voltage of 120 per leg. I have replaced the heater element since then, because a professional told me that was the problem. Not true. I also bench tested the motor with water flowing through it, and it ran 20 minutes with no problem. I just replaced the hi-limit sensor and the temperature sensor. I also tried jumping the pressure switch lines to bypass it. What else is there to check? Kenny
  9. Hi. I have a 2018 Hot Springs (Hot Spot) Stride. 240V Singe pump with two speeds. I turn on the jets and it runs for about 45 seconds and stops for 4 minutes, then repeats this pattern. It does not trip the breaker. A few times I see the red light indicating the heater is on and I checked the voltage of 120 per leg. I have replaced the heater element since then, because a professional told me that was the problem. Not true. I also bench tested the motor with water flowing through it, and it ran 20 minutes with no problem. I just replaced the hi-limit sensor and the temperature sensor. I also tried jumping the pressure switch lines to bypass it. What else is there to check? Kenny
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