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My spa pump is not turning on after priming sequence. I took pump to leslie's and it is working. The pump panel is saying 137 then 65 in beginning. Then 24 and 12 to PR as normal. Never noticed the 137 and 65 code before. Put meter to leads and looks like I'm getting power. I am stumped any suggestions. Thanks mike

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  • mhwaverider Oct 04, 2009

    Tried it just for the heck of it, but no joy. The pump was running before. I don't think its a priming problem. I'm pretty sure its something electrical. I'm trying to see if the 137 or 65 numbers mean anything these are coming up before the priming mode on the display unit.

  • mhwaverider Oct 05, 2009

    I used my meter and was getting a low voltage at the input of the spa from the GFCI breaker (only reading 90 vac on black). The wire on the GFCI breaker was loose the set screw holding the wire wasn't tight. Ended up being easy fix and saved me a load of cash. Thank you so much for your help.

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Is this a self contained spa? If it is Your pump probally is running , but if you pulled it out and put it back you created an air lock. You can fix this simpley by opening your drain valve untill you get a steady flow of water out of it. Also check to be shure your shut off valves are fully open before you start.

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  • Kieran Ruppert Oct 04, 2009

    So your motor is not running now but it did at Leslies. Are the readings your getting at the spa panel or are you using a meter to ck the wires at the motor? If these are varying volts at the leads you need to start at the breaker and ck at each stop the power makes. If it is a plug in spa ck the outlet then in the main box in the spa be sure to ck these with the leads off the motor as you can get bleed through the motor and get a false reading if that is the case. If it is a 220v spa you can ck in the power box under the spa to start. If your power is still fluctuating at this point it is in your wires to the spa and you will probably need to run new wires. Although it could be a bad breaker but you will see that when you ck for power there. Its hard to describe how to run down the problem if it is under the spa. once in the main power box in the spa assuming you have good power there, your first stop is the main contractor in the panel this will have two heavy leads going in and two heavy leads going out. Secondary power will come off this in smaller wires (#14 like small household wireing) If you have bad power on the load side of this the contractor is bad. This can be one of two things a bad contact or the solenoid electromagnet that pulls the connection in is bad. If the main wires have good power and the contractor is pulling in then you can ck at the side of the box where there is a plug coming from the motor ck to see what kind of power you have here. If you have good power here ck your connections at the motor again. be sure to confirm wiring on plate on back of motor their should be a schematic on the motor for this. Back to the main contractor in the power box for the spa. If the solenoid doesn't pull you will need a schematic for the box probably glued to the inside of the box door. Here the smaller wires start where the power comes in and will go through a safety circuit if you can follow the wires you can ck different things in the box,(timers, thermostat, air control switches from spa side) all of this will be in the box along with heater circuit (main wires) Often this will get to be a mess of wires and all of it main line voltage if it looks to be to much let a pro get into it. most of it will be color coded and can be ran down. It will get confusing as all roads go out to different things and intermingle then end up at the motor. If your sharp you can follow these through. (power goes out to timer, jet switches, heater all of these will go back to motor to turn it on by themselves and will work at the same time so if you disconnect these make sure they go back wire for wire from where they came or you could cross polarity when things come on at the same time.) with these things the spa will normally run on one or two of the circuits but not another so your problem is probably before these circuits split or after they come together. Well that seems like a lot of stuff to ck but go one stop at a time from the breaker and where the power stops is where you will find the problem. You may end up getting a pro but this should at least cut out the simple stuff. Good luck, write and let me know how you do. Kieran

  • Kieran Ruppert Oct 06, 2009

    Glad I could help :)

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