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I have hot tub control by Square D QO260GFI. The curcuit has tripped to off position and when I try to flip it to on position it just stays in nutral.

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Hi!!

The breaker may be defective is not rated for the load been used or one of the devices the breaker is controlling is either defective and is drawing too much current.

try disconnecting the devices ie: pump motor or heather. one at the time, this is to find out if they work ok by themselves, test one by one. If the pump do not want to start up, it may be the start capacitor. If both devices trip the breaker, Replace breaker.

Good Luck!! Don't forget to rate this post!!

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