Re: i've been told by a plumber that the tubing to the...
You could try Plumber's epoxy stick or paste if the leak is not to big! The stick has the resin & hardener already in it. The paste you would have to mix equal amount together. I would recommend the paste because it would probably stick to the surface better for you application! Available at Lowes.
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You can fix that with a small amount of "plumber's putty". You have to remove the jet from the tub first, then smear the plumber's putty around the junction where the two meet each other, then reassemble.
I would guess there could be one of two problems. First, open the access pannel so you have acces to the motor and air tubes. From your actuator that turns on the jets, there should be a small tube (probably clear) that goes from the actuator to the motor. this tube controls the jets, make sure it is connected, finding the small nipple that this tube connects to on the motor can be difficult and they are often not connected when you buy the tub or come loose during instalation. If that is OK, check to make sure the Air Inlet pipe is not blocked. there should be one (maybe 2 but usually 1) of the large tubes that circle the tub undernieth that is open on one end. It is probably the tube that is the highest off the ground. this should not be connected to anything, it almostt appears that the water would rush out if you don't connect it to something, but that is where the air comes in for the bubbles. good Luck
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.
Are the jets open? The center of the jets turn to adjust the pressure of the jets. If this is not the problem, there may be a problem with the impeller in the pump assembly. If you here the pump turning and not buzzing, it could be an air bubble in the suction tube. This tube is the one coming from the front of the pump, if the pump is higher than the tube coming from the tub, or if there is a high spot in the tube, an air bubble is a real possibility. If the tube is level with the pump, there should be no problem with air bubbles and the problem lies in the top part of this paragraph.
Use of plumber putty should do the trick. take it apart clean it well and apply the putty. For the light, use silicon glue. You can get a tube at any hardware store. There are many different kinds, just read the label and find one for bathroom use. clean around the light and apply. If your unit is white use white silicone, if it is a color use clear.
check behind the access door for a air tube that goes from motor switch to button if either side has come off you have to re attach it just cut off 1/4 inch of the tube before you do. that will make it fit tighter
Sorry, the tub will have to pulled out to find out what is leaking so it can be fixed. There is just no other way UNLESS you can open up the wall on the blind side of the tube. (but its probably and exterior wall...if the house is vinyl sided, it can be done. If brick, you'll have to pull the tub). If you just wanted to convert to a tub only, maybe Bathfitters has an insert solution...
This is a hard fix, The jets are glued on to the back of the tub with an epoxy type material. the jets should spin on and off from the inside of the tub. You need to determine if it is the hole where the jet is that's leaking or if it is the jet assembly and tubing that is leaking. If it is the jet hole that is leaking, spin the jet off and use aquarium grade silicone (Lowes carries it)
spread this around the piece sticking thru the tub and spin the jet back on. This is a hit or miss fix. No easy fix if it is the tubes or jet assembly, full access necessary for this repair.