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Thread: Watkins Solana SX Tripping GRCI
04-14-2013, 07:17 PM #1
I have a Watkins Solana SX and it is tripping the GFCI. Several years ago I had a heater go out and swapped that. This time however, it doesn't seem to be the heater. I've disconnected all of the components (heater, pump, control, connector for the ozone I don't have) and yet it still trips.
The only time it won't trip is when I remove the 25 AMP bridge fuse. But then nothing works.
Other things. We have it hooked up to a 30 amp breaker. When it trips, a little red light flickers on the circuit board.
Please help! Do I need a new circuit board (crossing my finers NO)? Is the power too much (30 amp breaker at the breaker box, then a 30 amp GFCI outside, using 10 guage wire)? Ghost in the machine?
04-15-2013, 10:54 AM #2
When you disconnected the pump did you also disconnect the small little circulation pump? When you disconnected the heater did you disconnect both power leads to it and then run your pump or pumps?
04-15-2013, 11:47 AM #3
Thank you for responding Mary, I appreciate it! Yes, I believe I disconnected the circulation pump as well. I disconnected every lead in the board. When I first thought it was the heater I did disconnect both leads, ground, and pressure switch (in fact, I just took the whole heater out and made sure the leads weren't touching anything) and the breaker still tripped.
p.s. If you see a second post please delete/disregard. I thought my first post didn't go through last night.
04-15-2013, 11:57 AM #4
Did you just install the breaker and 10 gauge wire? It does seem a little small. Are you running 120V or 240V to spa?
04-15-2013, 12:02 PM #5
Yes, we used 10 guage with 30 amp breaker on 120V. In fact, we used the exact same setup from our previous house.
04-16-2013, 07:03 AM #6
Mary, what do you recommend as a replacement. I see your site doesn't have OEM, which doesn't bother me, just confused on which one to choose.
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