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I have fractional spa pump with 1000 watt heater. the spa was on but no water was in it while it ran overnight. did this burn the heat elements out of it and can I fix it?

The plugs were left in. removed plugs and filled pump before starting back up. It sounds normal but not sure if heating element? is blown. If so, can this be fixed? I'm not sure if it is a sealed unit or not. blower works and it is circulating. 1 hp turbo blower Fractional hp circulating pump 120v 1000 w heater

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It should be OK. These units should have a flow switch to prevent activation of heating element without water flow. Yes, heating elements can be relatively easily be changed if needed.

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your flow switch should have confirmed that NO water flow was evident and would not have turned on.

If your flow switch failed and the heater did come on, then MOST definitely your heater burned up and the fix is relatively easy.

But waiting hours is not enough time to heat, 1000 watts will take a LOT of hours! Even days!!! LOL

just kidding, but an hour or so, will not be enough

Good Luck

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