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Hot tub stuck in PR mode.

My hot tub is stuck in PR mode. I have tried resetting at breaker, draining and letting sit a few days disconnected but still can not get out of PR mode. Can you suggest a resolution?

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Very simple...
Pr is only a brief "timeout" upon powering up the hot tub control system. Pr means - "Priming" Mode. That's it!
it will be in this mode for about 6 minutes.
Then system will revert to normal operation mode.

If if it doesn't start up and start moving water, you may have an airlock in the main pump. Remove the airlock: 1st turn power off, then by closing any discharge side isolation valve, usually found immediately after the heater.and then opening the highest union nut. Usually found on discharge side of the pump or entering the heater. You will hear air hissing, and then water squirting out. Allow the water to continue to squirt out for approximately five seconds. Then tighten the nut, and then open the closed valve, if you closed one.
now turn the power back on, and try again.
Good luck.

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Are the pumps primed, the code represents that the pumps are being primed and should only stay on 2 - 5 minutes. If the pumps are not primed then you may have an air lock or dirty filters. You need to release the air or clean or replace the filters and your pumps will prime.

Posted on Apr 13, 2014

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Is there anything else on the same breaker? Is that the proper amperage for the pump? How long has the pump been in service? It may need to be cleaned as possible obstruction causing too much strain.

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In all liklihood, your problem is a breakdown in the insulation of the heating element. The elements tend to be mineral insulated then metal jacketed. Once you get a bit of corrosion on the jacket and a little water gets into the mineral powder, it's insulation properties fall off sharply, shorting out the power supply.

There are two practical ways of testing this:

The pro way of doing it is to borrow a high voltage insulation tester, disconnect the power leads from the element and check the resistance between one of the elements terminals and the jacket. Treat anything less than a megohm as a failure requiring replacement of the element. (nb. This is one of those rare cases where you need to use a proper insulation tester - an ordinary multimeter often fails to find this problem)

The alternative is just to replace the element and see how much difference it makes.

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Posted on May 25, 2009

SOURCE: Running a 220 volt 40amp service for my hot tub.

By code, this would require underground cable to a breaker panel with a double pole GFI (maybe that's what you were planning). Then from the breaker panel to outlets, pumps, etc.

40 amp breaker will require 8 AWG cable.


More info, let me know...

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SOURCE: hot tub pump flo-master hp suddenly wont start.

The fault is most likely to be the condensor. They can and do fail at an early age.

You don't need to dismantle the pump, on the rear of the pump you'll find a slot on the motor shaft which can be turned with a screwdriver.

If you've only just reffiled the hot tub it could also be an airlock.

Regards,
Ian.
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Posted on Apr 20, 2010

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