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Maxi flow spa booster pump, buzzing...then cuts out

I have just bought a house with a spa in it. its a spa quip spa and when i turn it on the mode light flashes green and red. when i push the button the pump humms for about 15 seconds then stops. WHAT is the problem. a spa shop said it needs to be bleed but i have done that and still not working..????

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Hi the capacitor needs replacing in the pump connection box, this needs to be exactly the same uF value as the one you are taking out.

Good luck!

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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    Kathy Hughes May 03, 2014

    How do u tell the Uf and where is this located.. Can we do this ourselves or is it best to get someone out? Thanks

  • Kathy Hughes
    Kathy Hughes May 03, 2014

    Is part of the circuit board as this is what we were told May have to be replaced (the circuit board) .. Was told over the phone we haven't someone out yet to look at it as we are trying to minimise the problem



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