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Draind and filled my hot tub (cal spa). electric heat. once i filled it back up and turned breaker back on. when the heater kicks on it kicks out the breaker.

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When you drain and refill most spas you will get an air lock in the plumbing. You will need to find the drain valve and open it to flood the pipes. It's possible you may have burnt the element and may have to replace it. Hopefully the breaker kicking spared you this expense. Myself I burnt two of them before I learned. Good luck.

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