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  1. I turn to the best source of help available as to solving unique pool issues. Members have helped me greatly in the past and here I am again. A 2 year renovation on our 1400 gal redwood, vinyl lined, in deck hot tub is drawing to a close. It's been one long battle and for the time being we are down to one significant problem. My system shuts down about half the time when the in tub sensor calls for heat. This holds true whether in filtration or idle but seems less likely to occur if the jets are turned on first. When operating normally, I have hi-lo jets on my 2 spd pump, and heat functioning normally. When it faults, both indicator lights on my topside show jets and heat working but they are not. I have also noticed quite a variance in the temp of the pump motor at various times which is a puzzler... sometimes cool and sometimes too hot to hold your hand on. Equipment, all new : United Spas C5 controller w/ T7 topside, stand alone Raypak 11kw heater, Waterway 1.5 hp, 2spd pump, Our supplier guru (John at poolspahelp.com) coached our electrician on the use of a contactor box and the proper way to wire the system. At this point having replaced the C5 and T7 and sensor and pump, I'm figuring it's a contactor issue and/or the result of mismatched equipment from the gitgo although our tub DID operate flawlessly for some weeks. We are living with it for now worn down with one thing after another. If anyone has knowledge about how this system would be wired and whether or not a contactor could cause our problems, I would appreciate any input as to what may be the problem.
  2. I have a Down East D3000 purchased in 2000 I believe. It has a Balboa 51999/mas25 control board and basic 2 button control panel. A year ago it froze and I just finally had the time to fix it. We assumed either the pressure switch or heater went out. I tested both, heater works fine and pressure switch seems to be ok. After reassembling it we tested it. When first started (breaker flipped) it runs through its flashing 0 then shows the water temp. After the five seconds it errors out with Fl with out starting the pump which I am assuming the heater shutting down due to no flow. If the light/jet button is pushed in those first five seconds it runs and heats. When reaching temp on low speed it shuts down, but won't start the pump when calling for heat again and errors out with Fl again. When on high it doesn't seem to be shutting down to low on its own after 30 minutes either like it should. I am trying to narrow down if it is the controls or the control board bad before buying anything since each is around $200. Is there an OHM test I can do at the board to check if the panel is sending the signal at start up to start the pump, which wires and reading? The water temp seems to be about 5-10 degrees higher than what the panel reads also, but I don't see a bad thermostat causing my issues but could see a bad panel or board giving me a bad reading.
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