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04-14-2009, 04:41 AM #1
we have an older spa with a timer control, it use to turn on my pump and heater but now nothing is happening, should i replace the timer ?
04-15-2009, 05:47 AM #2
That will depend on which control box your spa has. Most of the time the timer only controls the low speed pump - once its running the pressure switch will allow the heater to run if the t-stat says it needs to. You should also have a switch --Timer/thermostat -- , if you switch it over to thermostat control the low speed pump should kick on --if it doesnt the problem may be in the pump and not the timer.
Check this out and let me know what you find .
04-16-2009, 12:42 AM #3
I checked the system out a little closer and found that the pump does run if you flip the mode switch over to thermostat. So is my timer the problem ? should i even worry about it? Let me know what you think .
05-04-2009, 08:30 PM #4Administrator
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I am having the same problem. Was there ever a resolution?
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03-26-2010, 09:27 PM #5
Recently relocated 1995 CAL SPA trips the the GFI BREAKERS.
I have a few questions that I hope you can answer.
I want to do a quick test on the motors to see is they work.
Is there a protective device that prevents operation the spa if it has no water in it and
if so would it trip the GFCI breakers.
Is the CALZONE ozone generator a fragile piece of equipment that could break when the spa
is moved to another location?
While checking the wiring in the control box, I found the wires to the heating element had
rust away and prevented water heating. I removed the two wires that supplied the heating
element because it could have made an electric path that triggers a ground fault.
The 2 motors and other equipment should work without the heating element connected.
I going to try to spin the motors with a screwdriver and see if the impellers are jammed.
And I am going to unplug the ozone generator to see it that is causing the breakers to trip.
Any other suggestions would be welcome.
Thank you in advance.
03-30-2010, 03:44 PM #6
There is a pressure or flow switch that would prevent the spa heater from coming on if there is no or little water flow going through it. It would not cause the breaker to trip. Usually if the breaker is tripping it could be the heater, pumps, blower motor, or ozone. You basically need to do a process of elimination to determine which component is causing the problem. If your spa has a blower and since it was recently moved I would disconnect that. A lot of times it can get water to the blower motor if the spa was tipped on it's side. It very well could be the ozone as well, it could have gotten water to it while moving the spa.
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