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Hello i have a spa and i just installed a 60 amp gfci breaker and it keeps popping the breaker. idea

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Generally applliances, like refidgerators heaters, anything with motors don't like gfci's... or gfcis don't like them. take out the gfci breaker and you should be swirling in no time,... when's the party?

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I just wired my hot tub into my new house. And GFCI keeps tripping?


Still would go with Miswired.
if this is an auxiliary GFCI Spa Disconnect,
240 VAC, 50 Amp, then...
All of the following needs to be this way:
  • 4 wires from MAIN Circuit panel, into GFCI disconnect box, 2 hots, 1 Neutral, 1 ground
    • 2 hots go onto the disconnects Power Bus Bar for breaker
    • 1 white Nuetral goes to Isolated nuetral bus bar
    • 1 green Ground goes to ground lug directly on the box
  • 1 GFCI in the auxiliary disconnect box
    • The White Pigtail of the GFCI Breaker goes onto the Isolated Nuetral bus bar. There are now two wires there.
  • 4 wires come into box from Spa. (Unless the spa is Specifically a 3 Wire Connection Spa!)
    • 2 Hot/Line wires will go into the L1 & L2 lugs of the breaker respectively.
    • 1 White Nuetral Wire will go into breaker as well at the "Load Nuetral lug, usually marked as 'LN'.
      • It will NOT go on the Isolated Nuetral bus bar.
    • Green Ground wire will be connected to ground lug, 2 wires are now connected there.
  • Connections at spa will be respectively connected: the 2 hots on line 1 and line 2. White wire goes to Nuetralnd green ground will go to a Ground Lug, most likely to metal control box.
If it's not wired in this manner, it is wired WRONG.

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Hot tub breaker trips but only when people are in it?


Because it is a GFCI. Try making sure that the grounds are all good. Maybe go the extra step of putting in grounding rods into the ground and grounding to the unit. These are just guesses.

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Qo260gfi not tripping


Question is not fully clear.

2-pole 240Volt gfci circuit breaker requires the white wire be connected to neutral busbar.

Easy solution for 240Volt spa that comes with gfci:
Replace spa gfci with regular non-gfci breaker.
Install 2-pole GFCI breaker in main panel, and connect wire to spa breaker.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-GFCI.html#2-pole-gfci

Having 2 breakers is not a problem.
Having 2 GFCI on same circuit is a problem.

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Apr 18, 2013 | Pool & Spa

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My spa depot hot tub keeps popping the breaker


http://waterheatertimer.org/Color-codewire.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-circuit-breaker.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-GFCI.html

What type breaker?
GFCI or ordinary heat-rated breaker?

Do NOT use two GFCIs on same circuit.
Spa needs GFCI to protect people while immersed in water.

You might have dangerous short, or leaking element, bad switch, bad wiring, bad electrical connection, or undersized wire and breaker.
If breaker is undersized for load, it can get loose on the busbar and then start arcing, and then tripping. Use nose to smell for burning. Feel breakers to see if they are warm. Move wire to different same-size breaker.

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Mar 18, 2013 | Pool & Spa

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Can I change out a Hayward H400ID with an electric heater for the spa only? If so what electric heater product brand would you recommned. Raypak?


Hayward has manuals for each type heater, gas and electric.
http://www.hayward-pool.com/prd/In-Ground-Pool-Manuals_10201_10551_14502_-1___I.htm
Hayward also has contact page, and can probably recommend correct change-over product.

You want to switch from propane to heat-pump type.

There are likely 3 areas of difference. Read each manual and generally look for 1) unit size and capability to match spa 2) pipe connections and sizes 3) Electrical requirement

From electrical standpoint, You need GFCI-protected line from circuit breaker box, or GFCI (arc-fault) breaker. This will prevent electrocution risk around spa.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-GFCI.html

Wire sizes are based on volts and watt-rating of heater.
Each electrical device has rating plate showing volts and watts.
3500 watts divided by 240 volts = 14.5 amps so install double-pole 20 amp breaker and use 12 gauge wire.
1500 watts divided by 120 volts = 12.5 amps so install sinle-pole 20 amp breaker and 12 gauge wire.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Color-codewire.html

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15 AMP breaker keeps tripping


do a amp check on the compressor and fans.That will tell you exactly what is overloading.

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Hooking up a Hot tub


Everything above tells me this is 120V unit...if thats the case a single pole breaker is sufficient. Also by what you have written, a 15 amp breaker should suffice.

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Gfci breaker for spa


gfci's are designed to trip if they receive voltage on there ground/neutral side, therefore my vote is for Smithbrother I would say there is probably a partial short somewhere in you system.

Mar 15, 2009 | Spa Parts Plus GFCI, Circuit Breaker, 30...

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30 amp 2 pole GE GFCI breaker pops on hot tub after hrs of use


I have seen circuit breakers trip at a lower amperage. It seems that they are weak. Generally circuit breakers run with 80% load with no problem, in your case 24 amps. I would replace the circuit breaker.

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