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Gfci breaker keeps tripping

Hot tub was turned off for one while on vacation, came home and tried to turn it on. the breaker keeps tripping as soon as is turned on. i can hear a relay engaging. checked resistance on heater element no ground fault detected there. unplugged motor breaker still trips. unplugged ozone generator breaker still trips. bad relay?

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It may not relate to this problem but my exterior GFCI breaker kept tripping after a winter warm spell. Solved it by drying the breaker with a hair dryer for about 10 minutes. Warm wet air had condensed inside the breaker.

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Sometimes gfi outlets go bad and trip try testing with a heavy draw machine in it or just replace it and see if this fixes the problem

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Charbran, I have the exact same problem with a Diamondback spa, two years old. Spa was off while the house was in escrow. I try to reset the breaker, but willnot reset.I disconnected both pumps, ozone, and blower. still tripped. I then disconnected the lines from the terminal block (NO LOAD), the breaker stayed set. That didn't help me any. adirondacktr might be right, Ihave replaced several of those breakers, they're very exspensive, would like to be sure first. Please let me know what you found. Thanks, Doug

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    I had a GFCI breaker trip when we had a warm spell in the winter. Tub and breaker are outside. I fixed it by putting a hair dryer on the breaker for 10 minutes to dry out internal condensation.

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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?


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