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Shuts down when I push heater button and will not heat up. I cannot find a heater element.

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It means your pump has lost a speed, or gone out completely. There is no heater element on these spas, they use the heat from the motor to heat the water. There are some options if it makes a humming noise when you try to hit jets...

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    No, you will need a new pump most likely. If it humms you can sometimes replace the start capacitor on the motor. To ensure it is your pump and not the controller you would need to check voltage at the pump connector with a electrical tester.(Do not do this if you have never used one before) or ensure that the pump never runs, eg when you hit jets button, turn thermostat up or down. If the pump runs at all when you hit other buttons, it is not your pump, this is all if you have a 1 speed pump. You need to verify that when you hit the heat/jets button, that you have 120v between the black and white wire that go to the pump. If there is 110-120 volts and it is not running, it is the motor, if not it is the board.

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These Toy style spas do not have individual replacement parts for their major components, available or easily attainable by the consumer! It appears that when they fail so early and prematurely, they want you to buy a new pump, or heater, or control center, etc.
I would squeak and squeak to them until that squeak is oiled! Especially if fairly new. But I wouldn't hold my breath.
Good luck.
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