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Balboa VS500z F4 blows with all motors and heater disconnected

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I had to wire mine the same - found this on their website - check the bottom left corner - you should be all set. Good luck!

http://service.balboa-instruments.com/appnotes/VS5xx_Config_Guide.pdf

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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The Balboa VS500Z supports one two speed pump, an ozone, and 12v spa light and an optional circulation pump.

Whereas the VS501Z will support a two speed pump, a single speed pump or blower, an ozone, a 12v spa light and an optional circulation pump.

Basically the two are very similar except that the 501Z will support an additional one speed pump or blower.

The best suggestion if you are doing a replacement is to purchase one of the Value Pack Retrofit Kits available through Balboa. You basically get everything you need for the replacement, including the topside, cables, and overlay.

You can find everything you need to know about making the replacement on the following page:

BALBOA VALUE PACK VS RETROFIT KIT

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Hope that helps!

Posted on Sep 09, 2011

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SOURCE: I have a Balboa VS500Z . The circuit board burned up where the heater buses are located . I replaced the board and the heater . Know when I start the Spa it primes at low speed for about a minute . Th

Hi,

DR code - Inadequate water detected in heater.
HL code - Hi Limit, Spa over heat. In your case the Hi Limit is preventing the element from burning out.

This means there is no water or not enough water flowing through the heater.
Common causes:
Hi Limit sensor failure.
Blocked suction, skimmer.
Are the gate valves all the way open/up?
Pump is not functioning correctly, impeller/wet end failure.
These are the most common, but there are also other causes.

I hope that helps

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I have a Balboa VS500Z . The circuit board burned up where the heater buses are located . I replaced the board and the heater . Know when I start the Spa it primes at low speed for about a minute . Then...


Hi,

DR code - Inadequate water detected in heater.
HL code - Hi Limit, Spa over heat. In your case the Hi Limit is preventing the element from burning out.

This means there is no water or not enough water flowing through the heater.
Common causes:
Hi Limit sensor failure.
Blocked suction, skimmer.
Are the gate valves all the way open/up?
Pump is not functioning correctly, impeller/wet end failure.
These are the most common, but there are also other causes.

I hope that helps

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What is the difference between a Balboa VS500Z and a VS501Z


The Balboa VS500Z supports one two speed pump, an ozone, and 12v spa light and an optional circulation pump.

Whereas the VS501Z will support a two speed pump, a single speed pump or blower, an ozone, a 12v spa light and an optional circulation pump.

Basically the two are very similar except that the 501Z will support an additional one speed pump or blower.

The best suggestion if you are doing a replacement is to purchase one of the Value Pack Retrofit Kits available through Balboa. You basically get everything you need for the replacement, including the topside, cables, and overlay.

You can find everything you need to know about making the replacement on the following page:

BALBOA VALUE PACK VS RETROFIT KIT

balboadirect.png

Hope that helps!

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I have a balboa board #55098 and nothing works. I have disconnected everything and then tried powering up and it only clicks until the breaker trips any suggestions?


As with any troubleshooting over the Internet, this is like giving a haircut over the phone. So, that being said, this problem could be any number of reasons.

Here are some things you should have a spa technician look at (not in any specific order):

  • Power connections
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  • Whether the transformer is seated properly
  • Whether there are loose wires
Disconnected all the components and see if it still does the same thing. If not, then one by one, reconnect the components until you isolate the problem. If the problem persists, then you might have a larger problem like a blown circuit board, etc.


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Understand that this information isbeing provided as-is and without warranty or guarantee. As with allelectrical components and devices, all work should be performed by a licensedspa or pool technician. Serious injury or death can occur if a component isimproperly repaired or installed. This islikely an issue with the GFCI breaker not being able to handle the load or aproblem with the high speed of the pump.

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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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I had to wire mine the same - found this on their website - check the bottom left corner - you should be all set. Good luck!

http://service.balboa-instruments.com/appnotes/VS5xx_Config_Guide.pdf

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