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Gfi breaker tripping as tub tries to filter

Unplugged. water cooled. now can't start without tripping gfi breaker

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I have a spa berry 2 person hot tub. Tried resetting it but as soon as I let go of the reset button it trips the breaker. Can't get it to stay on. Tub is 4 yrs old. Where do we start?


Melisa, Breaker/GFI may be going bad. You may have to get an electrician to check for short or faulty motor/heater, etc. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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If everything is dead the first thing you have to establish is that the unit is receiving electrical power. It is far fetched for every component to go bad at the same time!!!!!!

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Sta-rite heater is about a year old. It worked well up until a week ago. It now trips the gfi breaker. I swapped out the breaker and it trips that too. If I disconnect the exhaust fan, the heater powe


Something in the electrical system supplied by the GFI breaker has a ground fault. The current to ground required to trip a GFI is very little such that dampness on any electrical connection can trip it. This is especially true with motors that have a lot of fine wires in the windings and are open to allow cooling.
Hard water and pool chemicals all are worse than condensation from the air because of their ionic nature.
If the same GFI powers the pump it is what I would suspect first. Your question got cut off before the result of the fan disconnect which if disconnected didn't trip the GFI, is probably the problem. But you should open whatever you can access containing electrical components and make sure everything is dry

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Will the heatpump on the Softub turn on without water in the tub? I drained the tub for the summer and tried to test the pump and it tripped the GFI


That is a safety feature that you don,t burn out the pump,There has to be water going though the pump.You can not run them dry.

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What's youI just wired in my J-300 Jacuzzi hot tub. The GFI trips every time I reset it. I took the GFI out of the equation and the tub runs fine, does not trip the breaker at the main breaker box


#1. DO NOT GET INTO TUB FULL OF WATER WITH A GROUND FAULT.
2. There is a short. You need to get multimeter and start checking each part for current running to ground wire.
3) Power is ON. Connect power without GFCI.
4) Tape tester leads to wood sticks to keep hands away from power.
5) Do not touch anything directly or you will become the ground rod.
6) Ground wire must be present, and bonded back to main panel box.
7) Do not sit or touch directly on cement or bare ground. Do not touch or lean into anything made of metal.
8) Body and parts must be on sheet of plywood, or similar non-conductive dry surface.
9) Test each part with spa, but also test electric line coming from main box.
10) GFCI will also trip with any fault detected on line. So the wire coming to spa may have the fault.
11) Add a new dedicated line from main box to spa.

http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-GFCI.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/See-inside-main-breaker-box.html

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I have a kohler bath jet tub. When I push the button the motor tries to start and then trips the gfi breaker. Thought maybe it was the gfi breaker and replaced it. Wasn't it. I took out the gfi breaker and...


Did you try an electric motor rebuilder? $500 seems too high to repair a motor. Motors have either a capacitor or dual windings to get them started and it sounds like yours has failed. Get the numbers off the MOTOR and call a motor rebuilder in your area for pricing.
Gary

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40 amp gfi on hot tub keeps tripping.I have a 50 amp.can I use?


Your hot tub needs GFI protection because it is electrical, and people sit inside water that could be exposed to electric current.
You have a fault to ground that needs to be fixed.

Size 8 wire for 50Amp breaker.
Size 6 if tub is 50-100' feet away
http://waterheatertimer.org/Color-codewire.html

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Unit is plugged into a GFI outlet.Work for a while,but now,when reach the hottest point pop the outlet. I tried different outlet and it does the same


If it is popping the GFI reset on the outlet, there may be a leak inside it. GFI's usually only trip in the presence of water creating a path to ground. It could be just starting to leak and shutting off before enough comes out to see. You could try plugging it in to a normal outlet, but you must BE CAREFUL! If there is a leak, don't touch it or unplug it until you kill the power to it by tripping the breaker, pulling the fuse, or unplugging an extension cored at a safe distance. Obviously, if you have a leak, take the necessary steps to fix it.

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Machine won't start- checked plug -didn't start- used yesterday and worked fine. tried unplugging and replugging but didn't help. Help!


Make sure that the AC receptacle has voltage by plugging in another device. If it is dead, the breaker servicing that outlet may have tripped (without reason, I've replaced a couple of failed breakers) or the outlet may be protected by a 'Ground Fault Interrupter' (GFI). If this is tripped it would be due to either a momentary imbalance of the line or possibly electrical leakage within the washer. This latter problem needs to be cured as it presents a safety hazard if the GFI fails to trip as it should.

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Hot tub breaker keeps tripping


You are exatly right. It's really not that uncommon for Older models to have faulty motherboards. Once you replace that, it should be working new.

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