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Nu-wave spa hot tub controls. Nothing turns on and we have reset the GFI. It is plugged in. Is there a part on it similar to a electric dryer called a thermal limiter? Or what else could be the problem. No lights, nothing...When this occurred the water level was below the jets. Isthere a reset switch I cannot see. Where do I test for AC voltage?

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