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Have a 8 yr old Arctic Spa hot tub. Filled it up and turned it on and the GFI tripped. By process of elimination, have determined that the heater circuit is the culprit. The heater plug has some evidence of heat damage at the control box. Any suggestions?

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Well, I suggest TURN OFF power, and pull the heating element. What happens is if there is power to the unit and not water around it, it burns out. Certainly, the plug must be clean and tight or resistance goes up and can cause the same condition.

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#1. DO NOT GET INTO TUB FULL OF WATER WITH A GROUND FAULT.
2. There is a short. You need to get multimeter and start checking each part for current running to ground wire.
3) Power is ON. Connect power without GFCI.
4) Tape tester leads to wood sticks to keep hands away from power.
5) Do not touch anything directly or you will become the ground rod.
6) Ground wire must be present, and bonded back to main panel box.
7) Do not sit or touch directly on cement or bare ground. Do not touch or lean into anything made of metal.
8) Body and parts must be on sheet of plywood, or similar non-conductive dry surface.
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