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Hot tub breaker keeps tripping

The gfi circuitbreaker started tripping out of the blue; I disconnected the power from the motherboard and breaker did not trip,which indicates to me the powerfeed is ok.,reconnected it to the motherboard with all accessories unplugged and breaker tripped again.Does this mean the board went bad or am I barking up the wrong tree?Any help would be appreciated.

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You are exatly right. It's really not that uncommon for Older models to have faulty motherboards. Once you replace that, it should be working new.

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Coleman Hot tub


I hate to be the bearer of bad news but more than likely the spa pack is fried. I can't say this with 100% certainty without being on site, but if there was an electrical problem and the spa has no power more than likely you're up the creek.
To be sure I'm correct in this assumption, we need to check a couple things. Make sure that you have 220 going to the pack. Use a meter to make sure you have 110 going to both of the hot terminals. There should be a wiring diagram on the back side of the spa pack cover.
If you have the proper power to the pack check the fuses next. Typically there are 2 or 3 fuses on a spa pack. There will be a smaller glass fuse that if blown can create the illusion that the spa is dead. If all the fuses are in tact you're unfortunately done. Colman spas have been out of production for quite a while. If the pack is blown there will not be a readily available OEM replacement pack. I guess it's possible to install a newer pack and get it back up and running but it would be a major undertaking that would cost more than the spa is worth. More than likely your boss was aware of this, and that is why he gave you the spa for free. Sorry man!

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Electricity went out in 1 circuit while using my table saw w/washer going. I replaced the breaker & have 240 volts comming out of it but no electricity to receptacles or switches, So I replaced all...


In workshop areas, the NEC specifies GFCI (ground fault circuit interruptor) outlets.
If you replaced any GFCI outlets, there could be 2 possible problems:
(1) modern GFCI outlets will pass zero voltage if wired backwards (i.e. a load/feed reversal).
check the load/feed wiring of all GFCI outlets, to make sure its correct.
The feed side of the GFCI outlet is wired directly to the breaker, and the load side feeds power
to the remainder (the downstream side) of the circuit (therefore protecting the entire downstream
side of the circuit).
(2) older GFCI outlets could need to be reset if wired correctly - check the reset button(s) just to
make sure that they (and any downstream outlets) are receiving voltage.
Assuming that no GFCI outlets were part of the replacement process (or that your GFCI outlets
are correctly wired), your check for the presence of 240 VAC
should begin at the outlet/switch closest to the 240VAC double pole breaker, and proceed from there (looking for that 240VAC at each device with your 2-prong tester) along to the end
of the circuit until the problem is identified.
What this implies is that you have created (or will create) a schematic or circuit diagram of the
circuit involved - including switches, wires, and outlets (240V and 120V) - and then use that as a
resource to trace the possible sources of the problem from the breaker to the problem.
Here's the question I would want you to answer as you create your circuit diagram:
How did a 240V table saw get on the same circuit as a 120V washer and/or 120V switch(es)?
It seems like during the process of circuit tracing/diagram creation, you may find
that you're dealing with parts of more than 1 circuit, rather than just one. Check the breaker box
for any breakers that are in the "Tripped" position - and diagram those circuit(s) too.
What I would suspect is a wiring problem/mistake with the 1st device (switch or outlet) that is
supposed to feed power to the rest of the circuit, but fails to pass power on to the remainder of the circuit - or that that first device is actually wired to a second circuit with a tripped breaker.

Another thing to check is that your shop may be on its own sub-panel, with the table saw
on a 240VAC circuit, and the washer on its own 120VAC circuit. In this case, the
total curent draw may have tripped the MAIN breaker to this sub-panel in the MAIN breaker
panel (i.e. none of the breakers in the sub-panel were tripped, but the main breaker feeding the
ENTIRE sub-panel tripped, and this (double pole) breaker is located in the MAIN breaker panel).
In this case, the fix would be to reset the double pole breaker in the main panel that feeds the
shop sub-panel, bringing all the sub-panel circuits on line.

The last thing to suspect/check for is a fault in the wire itself, which is the most difficult problem to
diagnose. The fix to a bad wire would be re-fishing a new wire from the breaker box to the 1st
device box - no electrical inspector will require the removal of old wires from walls - so long as they
are not live.
What would make your life alot easier, and what helps electricians diagnose these problems so
quickly, is an electrical field tester (a.k.a. "chirper" tester), which would allow you to check
the wire as it leaves the breaker box to the point where the electrical field disappears.
At the point (point in the wire/outlet/switch) where the chirper stops chirping, you've found your
fault. At Home Depot/Lowe's/electrical supply store, a electrical field tester will set you back
about $8 to $20, depending on whether you opt for one that just lights an LED, or one that
lights and LED and also chirps.

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Looseness or discolorations of the prongs on the plug or the terminals in the wall or extension indicate a weak connection. A weak connection lowers the voltage to the treadmill and causes the motor to work harder. With low voltage the motor draws more amperage and causes the circuit breaker in the treadmill to trip.

Another cause for circuit breakers to trip is the belt needs lubrication. Check for belt lubrication and ease of movement. To test the walking belt lubrication, do not turn the treadmill motor on. Set the elevation to the highest level. Stand near the front of the walking belt. Push yourself firmly toward the rear of the treadmill. If the belt is properly lubricated the belt will take you to the rear edge of the treadmill and dump you off on the floor. If you move and stop, the belt needs lubricating.

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We bought a used hot tub. Basically have replaced everything under it including new spa pack and installed a 50 amp breaker for it. When we have both motors plugged in it will throw a breaker. Can someone...


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If this problem only occurs when both motors are up and running, it could be something between the two. Either way, the solution might be to take an ohmmeter to the motor. First check for continuity across the motor (there should be continutiy there) and then test to see if there is continuity from the motor to the water (there shouldn't be there).

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Hi I own the Horizon T605 Treadmill - The treadmill was working fine until we had a power surge and the treadmill stopped working after. My husband believes that it is a fuse. Do you think it could be...


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