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Mold on your jets can come from a variety of places but due mostly to the bacteria in the tub.
There are several kinds of cleaners to use in the meantime once you get your trim clean so you can prevent what you are experiencing.
Take the trim off and clean them in your sink. DO NOT put them in the dishwasher as it is too hot and will ruin your trim.
Here is a link to our site that has different options for cleaning the pipes and keeping the jets from getting yucky.
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SOURCE: Kohler K1338 spa tub controls messing up

no it is not damaged. that is the way it is operated. it always resets to the bottom jets first.

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I have brown gunk sticking to the walls appearing to come from the pipes in my Spa


You have one of four possible issues in your hot tub.

  1. Mold
  2. Algae
  3. Hard water
  4. Calcium
The first thing you want to establish is if the problem is organic or non-organic, because the solution to the issue is different for both. If it is organic mold or algae then you need to drain clean and sanitize everything, tub, filter, hot tub cover etc.. and it may take more then one refilling depending on what it is. You could try and take a sample in a clear jar and put bleach in the jar. If the substance in the water disappears you know its organic.

If the issue is water hardness or calcium then you will need the corresponding chemicals to deal with these issue. We have a chemical called spa control that deals with water hardness. You may also want to use a a pre-filter when filling your hot tub to rid yourself of high content minerals in your water.

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I want to clean the jets in my tub they look mouldy


Cleaning your Tub
There are several options for cleaning the piping on a jetted bathtub.
The reason you have a residue on the bathtub surface when you are done bathing is because there is bacteria built up in the plumbing of the jetted tub. In order to remove that and reduce the amount of "yucky stuff" coming into the tub when using it, we recommend a regular usage of a jet cleaning product about once every couple of months
Here is a link at the bottom to the cleaning products I can find right now. There may be others out there that I am not aware of but I do know these products work well in all jetted bathtubs.

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I have a walk-in jacuzzi-type bathroom tub. When the automatic blower comes on it sends out a mildew smell. How can I get rid of it?


First of all, after each use, refill the tub with warm water and run the jets for about 10 minutes to clear out any excess debris etc.

To eliminate the smell/mildew/mold. :
-Fill the tub to above the jet level with HOT (over 140deg.) water
-Add two tablespoons of low sudsing dishwasher detergent and five cups of distilled white vinegar
-Run the jets for 20 minutes
-Drain the tub and use a tooth brush or any small brush to gently clean inside and around all of the jets and nozzles, remove all foreign material you can from the areas inside (disassemble the outter rings to do so) and around the outlets. Be as thorough as possible.
-Rinse and refill the tub with CLEAN COLD water and run the jets for another 20 minutes.
-Drain the water and the smell and mildew should be eliminated.

To prevent future mildew build up/odors once a month fill the tub with HOT water (again) and four to five cups of vinegar (no detergent) and run the jets for 20 minutes. Drain and fill with clean cold water running jets another 20 minutes. If the tub is used very often you can increase the scheduled flushing of the system to every two to three weeks. The mildew/mold flourishes in the warm wet areas inside the jet tubing and nozzles. Diligent maitenance is the best way to make sure you're not bathing with any unwanted guests in your bathwater!

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This is sounding like a relay not working on the circuit board inside the control box. You will want to have a Kohler service center send someone out to have it checked. You most likely need a new control box.

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Particles coming out of the jets.


This is caused by bacteria build up inside the pipes of the tub. You should use a product like System Flush, Jet Fresh, Jet Clean, Whirlout or similar to clean the tubing.
You can prevent that just as easy by using the tub 4 + times a week.

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Where can I find the directions on how to clean my new jetted royal bathtub?


Here is a place you can go, the link is to Kohler however it dont really matter what brand you may have. The link will take you to the cleaning of an Acrylic Jetted Tub and there is also a link once there how to flush out your jetted tub and how often it should be done. Please give a 4 THUMBS UP if this free answer was helpful in any way. Good Luck and have a nice day.
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The Fantasy has a drain located in the toekick of the spa. You have to first remove the drain cap, attach a hose if you wish, spin the outer black ring counter clockwise to start the water flow, then pull the outer ring out away from the tub to increase the drain to full flow.
I understand that a screw driver is often needed to pull the outer ring out to achieve full flow. Therefore, I suggest another method. Take a garden hose and place it in front of the jet while the spa jets are on. This will force water flow thru the hose and prime the hose. Once you see water running from the other end of the hose, drop the hose in front of the spa jet into the footwell and as long as the loose end is lower than the end in the footwell, a siphon will drain the spa as fast as the spa drain will. Remember to turn off electric to the spa once you have established a siphon. You may have to bucket the last bit of water in the footwell. Goodluck.

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Kohler K1338 spa tub controls messing up


no it is not damaged. that is the way it is operated. it always resets to the bottom jets first.

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