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I had a heater element go bad on my artisian spa, 240 volt, replaced the heater and bled the system, no i have a clicking noise constantly coming from the circuit board, trying to pin-point what would cause this a far as i can tell the flow siwtch seems to be working, tub is approx 2 years old

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    we need to find out what relay is kicking on & off you say the flow switch seems to be working.... any error codes on the topside control??

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Sounds like maybe the heating element installed is the incorrect voltage.
If not, the relay is bad as it sounds like a "chattering" relay.

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