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The hottub keeps kicking the circuit breaker off.

The jacuzzi hottub keeps kicking the circuit breaker off. Can't even turn the light on without the circuit breaker kicking off.

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Either the breaker is bad or you have an electrical problem. Unless you know how to work with electrical problems call for service. If you unplug the hot tub and plug a lamp or hair dryer into the outlet does the breaker trip? If yes, call an electrician. If the outlet is fine call for service on the hot tub.

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