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Power switch for whirlpool tub

Is is possible to replace the old power switch/timer on our whirlpool tub with one that has a remote control? Our tub is 21 years old and the switch is on the wall across the room. If so, where would you buy it?

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  • just-m Jan 21, 2009

    I have a Kohler vintage 1985with the same problem. After much reasearch I came up dry and built an override which allows me to turn on the tub when the water level is correct and keeps it on until switched off or the water level drops.


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The easiest thing (maybe) is to install an air switch kit on the side of your tub. Here is a link to the part. Basically you install an air button on the side of the tub, install the air tubing from the nipple on the underside of the air button to the nipple on the box that plugs into an outlet under the tub. The pump plugs into that same box and the air tubing from the air button pushing onto the nipple on the box. When you push the button on the tub it will turn the pump on/off. Air Switch Kit

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Yes because its electrical and live .. doh the air switch is similar to the button some depress to start their garbage disposal the only thing that your hand touches is a button that's not live it moves air thru a tube that actually flips the switch on so to speak cannot get shocked meets electrical code and you don't get out of whirlpool top to restart another session dee dah

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SOURCE: I have a 21 year

The switch is located there to comply with the electrical code. I recommend that you leave it as is.

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