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The heater wont work on my layz spa everything else works but wont heat up
Same problem I had so I seperated the globe by taking out the 5 screws around the middle then removed the nut from the hole the filter sits on its a strange fitting and must have a special key but I improvised by tapping it anticlockwise using a screwdriver and rubber mallet, once open identify the heater unit (it has a single wire going into it and is fastened to a length of metal pipe) and remove it by loosening the clamps at either side and pull the heater free, once free dismantle the plastic casing on the top of the heater inside you will see the live, neutral and earth wires, you can see the live (brown) wire goes to the water flow switch then the temp switch then the heater all I did was bypass the water flow switch by disconnecting the short wire from it going to the heat sensor and replacing it with the brown wire coming from the mains and it works fine now
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
this worked for me too! getting centre nut off was easy using thin pliers - have taken some photos along the way - i'll see if I can get them up here
Posted on Aug 02, 2010
We had our lay z spa just over 12 months and then the heater stoped working. I found a very good repair guide on ebay and was able to fix mine. Very happy now. Seems like a lot of people have issues.
Posted on Jun 14, 2011
When i turn the heater on it blows the fuse can you help please
Posted on Sep 27, 2011
This solution works great... took me 30 minutes to get the unit apart and 1 minute to bypass the thermo... heat is coming out my pump now... sensational advice just saved me a $300 AUD replacement pump
Posted on Apr 24, 2010
In reponse to gallydavid, I had the same problem, what everyone says is pretty much correct. It is probably a bit dangerous to bypass the pressure switch inside the heating unit but it is easily done. (on your head be it!) Once you have dismantled the pump/blower unit and found the heating tube, remove the small screws that cover the wires going into the element. Look at the brown wire (live) it goes first to the pressure switch. disconnect both wires from the pressure switch. Next disconnect the brown wire that went from the high heat cut out (a small disc shaped object attached to the element)to the pressure switch. this wire will be about 50-75mm's long. Discard that wire. Now connect the brown wire that was on the pressure switch that goes to the control unit to the high heat cut out. this means you have removed the pressure switch from the circuit. put everything back together.
NOW MAKE SURE YOUR SPA IS FULL OF WATER AND WATER HAS FILLED THE FILTER VESSEL, i.e you have bled the filter, then turn on the heating.
It should now work.
Posted on Jul 11, 2010
Thank you for the great info . It's great having my hot tub back. I did take a shortcut. Instead of breaking the clamps on the heating element and needing to reseal them, I removed 2 screws from the base of the heating tube where it meets the main body as well as 4 screws from the base of the pump where they all fasten to the main body. This allowed me to lift the unit enough to get the cover off of the flow pressure switch and do your modifications without any silicone or breaking any seals. Thanks again everyone
Posted on Aug 29, 2010
Tried this but now when i press the circulation button all i get is a clicking on pressing it on and and green light but nothing ! what have i done wrong :(
Posted on Mar 27, 2011
Yes great advice it took ten mins to fix all you have to do is make sure you change filter reg and bleed once you have changed your filter u should never av a problem and the easy way of removing the nut from the middle use long nose pliers really easy once again thanks
Posted on Aug 01, 2010
THANK YOU SHANDYT. The inspired solution proposed by Shandyt has worked for me and I thank him for it. It saves anguish and £200 GBP. For those who undertake the job, be careful to learn how the two interior plastic pipe seals fit and screw shut again as they are a bit tricky and I found it necessary to take them off to give access to the fittings. Otherwise its a doddle! Clearly the flow switch is the weak point on these spa heater/pumps and Bestway must surely know this, so one suspects there may be built-in obsolescence in an otherwise solid product. Grateful Fred
Posted on Jul 06, 2010
I have a Monaco lazy spa and the set up is slightly different. The pump and filter is working fine but I have no heat being produced can someone tell which part I need to bypass as it seems different to what is written above. Cheers in advance.
Posted on Jun 29, 2017
My Miami is heating up to 26c, when I reset the water comes through warmer and then quickly resumes to cold again! Does anyone have any ideas?
Posted on May 11, 2017
I get an e06 code ever time i put the heater on. I change filters regularly. Flow seems good. I've had spa for 8 months. The person i talked to at the layz site says warranties only good in the uk... really? Wth! Can someone help?
Posted on Oct 20, 2016
Tried to fix the heater on my lazy spa but still not working. Wen I turn it on it says err02 but there is water flow. The filter is saying the same error message. Only thing working is the bubbles. PLEASE HELP
Posted on Sep 22, 2014
My pump when swiched on at the power socket only shows the ambient tempreture and no buttons work on the control panel. I have opened pump and unplugged each module in turn to see if this would identify the problem but still nothing it does show a different error message on the display each time I disconnected the different modules so I think the display works but buttons are doing nothing...can anyone help????
Posted on Jul 03, 2014
I have tried all of the solutions on this page but my hot tub still won't heat up more than 28 Please help
Posted on Apr 24, 2014
I have just spent four hours on my unit. In my unit though, the pressure swith wires are white, one with red markings on them. The temp sensors have black wires to them. These all run into a motherboard separatly. I straight out cut the pressure sensors wires, no luck. I joined the cut wires together, no luck. Put it all back together the way it was built and no luck. Any guide on what wires to cut and join on these newer units with the different coloured wiring? Tony
Posted on Oct 06, 2012
Lay z spa pump control panel condensation / steamed up.
The buttons on my spa had stopped working although it still powered up ok. There was water showing in the display.
I opened up the "egg" to find I couldn't get at the back of the panel as it is sealed.
I used a hair dryer to heat up the panel from inside the unit (blowing air from a distance into the hole where the wire goes into the panel). I alternated this with heating from the front of the panel to clear the steam. Eventually the steam cleared and stopped forming on the screen.
I put the unit back together and it worked first time.
Be careful not to over heat the unit.
Posted on May 28, 2012
Hi ive done the modification on the spa pump where you bypass the flow switch the heater did work as i briefly tried it for a few seconds and felt it heat up, the more worrying is that when i put the heater on the temperature never rises and also the filter doesnt kick in and also when i press the filter keypad it doesnt work it did before i bypassed the flow switch any ideas people thanx.
Posted on Aug 29, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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