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Heater element has a good test,gfi trips ,instantly but remove one leg and it stays on

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2) Insulation and cover not put back over thermostat. Thermostat exposed to cool air, misreads temperature causing element to continue heating.

3) Thermostat sticking in ON position. I usually replace both thermostats at same time to save another trip.
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4) Shorted wire or loose wire at or near upper thermostat. Check that screws are very tight against copper wire.
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this should be simple ...
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if it still trips unplug all the cables from the pumps blower ozonators and see if it runs now,,,, if so plug each cable back (one at a time) until it trips again.if it trips that the problem pump etc.

99 percent of the the time its not the gfi its a device that is wet or shorted out ..Try everything else before replacing the gfi

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Hope this helps, and thank you.

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