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Emerald Vantage Hot Tub Dead

Turned off spa and drained for winter. 50 amp GFCI will not turn on. With ohm meter found both heater element terminals appear to be shorted to ground. Is this possible? Does the heater have separate fuses so as to remove heater from ckt and see if that is really the problem?

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If your GFI trips soon after the spa goes through the purge cycle then you need a new heater.
Yes the heater can develop a dead short and it causes the GFI to trip when power is sent to the heater.
Rod @ US Parts Center .com

Posted on May 09, 2013

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The motor on this unit is sealed and not accessible for repair, only replacement.

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Still would go with Miswired.
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240 VAC, 50 Amp, then...
All of the following needs to be this way:
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    • 1 white Nuetral goes to Isolated nuetral bus bar
    • 1 green Ground goes to ground lug directly on the box
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    • Green Ground wire will be connected to ground lug, 2 wires are now connected there.
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If it's not wired in this manner, it is wired WRONG.

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Dead short on the heater element will need to be replaced.
You will need to get the model number off the silver sticker located on the stainless stell heater tube.
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Why hasn't the GFCI tripped.
If your spa is not protected by ground fault., then you are at serious personal risk.
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2) Replace the element.
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3) If element is cracked, it can continue heating to ground wire, causing runaway heating.
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There should be a flip flop circuit in your heater that switches between the two heaters. I don't think they both heat at the same time. Check the rating on the indivitual heat element then compare that with the data printed on the heater RE: maximum WATT rating.

Now then, what did you miss - I'm thinking you missed the ohm reading. You measured 220 Volts but you did not check to see if the element is burned out or not. Move your meter to OHM and take a measurement with the power turned off. If the reading is "open" the element is buned out. If you get some reading beside 'open' the element is probably able to carry current.

Have you drained the sediment from your heater recently?

All the way up is a dangerous setting by the way. I suspect you know this.

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