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Spa motor turns on by itself. Noramally air switch activated.

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    2strokeguy Sep 13, 2010

    My spa turns on by itself sometimes too, but I was told it does this to maintain temperature. The heater only runs when the water is pumping.



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I have the same problem, I have changed the tube and the switch, still happens. Next step is a new box.

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With time you get condensation in the air tube. It has a very low PH and will build an alge block.Once this occurs a change in air pressure or air temp will cause it to trip the switch. So you will need to pull in new tube. It's a good idea to go with a new button when you do this.

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