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Family Friend's gave my fiance and I a hot tub for free and we've been trying to get it to work. It worked for the previous owners last summer (2017) but since we've inherited it we cant get it to work. It is an Advanced Spas Model: DS404STD (year: 2000). We got the pump and jets working but the heater won't heat the water up and it seems to be tripping the breaker. We removed the heater and turned on the jets and it didn't trip. The minute the heater is added back into the mix the breaker trips. As well, still not heating up the water. We bought a replacement heating element for the tub, but it hasn't seemed to solve either problem. We had a local Spa Service come out and take a look but they took one look at the age of our tub and refused to get involved because of the age. We've already sunk $400 into this (moving it and hooking up the electricity) so we don't want to give up hope. Even if we can get one year out of it, it'll be worth it. But right now it's an expensive lawn ornament. Any thoughts or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated. We have NO idea what we're doing - neither of us have owned a hot tub before so we're flying a little blind here. We get married in November and it would be such a gift to get this thing running by then so we can relax after the wedding. Thank you in advance for any suggestions!
Long time lurker, first time poster. I have an odd problem, looking for advice. 10 year old Apollo Spa (Purchased used 4 years ago Board: 10 year old Gecko: MC-MP-P122-P222-B2-02-CP2-NE Options LS-HP-IR-T2-AMP-AP1 Pump 1 4 HP Waterway - filter, heater, continuous run two speed - New 4 years ago Pump 2 4 1/2 HP, old - two speed secondary jets, runs on speed 2 for a minute at 12 hour filter cycle Blower Ozone - not working, disconnected Problem: Two weeks ago, pump 2 stopped working. Just the click in the control panel. Last week, drained a little water from pump 2 to make sure no air block or something (running out of ideas), a small puddle of water accumulated under pump 1. My fiddling around did not help recover pump 2. 48 hours later, the breaker trips. Keeps tripping instantly when I turn it back on. If I unplug pump 1, breaker stays on. Pump 2 still won't work in Pump 2 power plug, but discovered it works just fine if I plug pump 2 into the pump 1 power plug. Breaker trips instantly if pump 1 is plugged into power plug for Pump 1 or Pump 2. Then yesterday, after a couple days of letting the interior dry out, I was able to turn on breaker with Pump 1 plugged in. It worked first speed 1, then I moved to speed 2. But breaker started tripping again as soon as Pump 1 is stepped back down to speed 1. Got it going again. first speed 1, then manually set to speed 2. When pump stepped itself back to speed 1 after 10 minutes or so, the breaker tripped again and now can't get breaker to stay on if Pump 1 is plugged in. Since pump 2 works fine if I plug it into pump 1 power, I'm thinking I have a board problem? Pump 2 runs well, smooth when plugged into pump 1 power. For the brief time I could get Pump 1 running without breaker tripping, it also sounds/runs fine. Are there other types of problems that could cause this behavior? Nothing else changed in the environment. The fuses on the board all look fine. Checked connections and looked for frayed wires several times. Are there components on the board I could replace rather than the board itself? Other ideas? I reached out to the hot tub repair shop just down the street but they are backed up with the summer rush for a few weeks. So thought I would check here since I was able to get the breaker to stop tripping briefly yesterday.