View Full Version : Frequent, Short cycling
02-02-2010, 08:22 PM
I just got my Catalina spa up and running with a new pump & motor from this site. It had been down for all of last winter (I only run it in the winter). Everything seems fine as far as heat and all goes, it maintains 100* constantly, but it seems like it is cycling on a lot more often than it used to. Now, the circulation pump turns on every 5 minutes for about 40 seconds (I timed it). It seems to me that it used to come on for a few minutes at a time, maybe 3 or 4 times/hour. I don't know what type of controler I have and I can't find the instruction manual that came with it. Do you think this is some sort of programming/resetting issue or is something else causing it to only cycle for short periods?
It should come on every 30 minutes and run for a couple of minutes. They use this function to monitor the water temperature. The new pump (http://www.hottubworks.com/SpaParts/PumpsSideCenterDischarge.php) should not be causing this, it is only running due to being supplied power from the circuit board (http://www.hottubworks.com/SpaParts/ElectricalCircuitBoards.php). It sounds more like a programming or circuit board (http://www.hottubworks.com/SpaParts/ElectricalCircuitBoards.php) problem. Are there any messages on the control panel (http://www.hottubworks.com/SpaParts/CabinetSides.php) display?
02-03-2010, 09:11 PM
Yeah, that's pretty much what I remember, on 2 or 3 times/hour for a few minutes each time. I never suspected the new motor/pump was causing it, I just wanted to mention that it was just replaced. The digital desplay is showing the temp, no error codes. I need to dig around in my files and find that manual. Maybe there's a reset sequence I can try or a series of entries to display any error codes. Thanks for confirming my suspicions. I'll keep you posted as I learn more.
sounds good, I did find a manual but wasn't sure what year or model you own. I will include a link in case you cannot locate your manual.