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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
What you smell is algae forming in the pipes. If you have small black particles in the tub when running the jets, it is algae. Fill the tub with hot water, add 2 teaspoons of cascade dish soap and 1/2 cup bleach. run the tub for 15 minutes and drain. fill tub with cold water, run for 15 minutes and drain, tub is now ready to use. repeat as necessary.
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
It sounds like a bad air switch. This switch is located on the pump/motor, and is usually found at the end of a clear piece of tubing going to a box on the pump/motor, the other end of the tubing is connected to the push button on the tub. The replacement switches are avaliable through online parts companies. The best thing is to pull the pump and open the box with the switch in it. I have replaced the switch without pulling the pump/motor, but it is difficult and requires plenty of room. If you are not comfortable with doing this repair, call a reputable spa repair company.
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
Hi, first check the air switch hose that connects to the "button"
Open the access for the pump there should be 1/4" poly tubing (probably clear) that connects to the pump motor. It just slides over a barbed nipple usually located somewhere on the back of the pump housing opposite the pipe connections. Make sure it is in place properly. If it is in place then look else where. The tubing also connects to the back of the air switch "button". This button connection rarely fails, especially if the tub was working and now does not. But if the tub is newly installed and may have disconnected during installation. this connection is probably going to be difficult if not impossible to verify since it is usually concealed after installation.
Some pump motors have resets some do not. If it does it probably is on the very back of pump oppositethe pipe connections.
Also check to make sure that any electrical outlets in the bathroom, or any where in a nearby radius of the tub, to see if they have "GFI" reset buttons and make sure that they havn't tripped by pushing in the button between the plug-ins named "reset". Usually the circuit for the pump will be tied into one of these switches to add ground fault protection to the circuit.
If your pump is not working after checking these things it may be dead. Does your pump "hum" after pushing the button? Do you smell any type oder around the pump that would suggest a "burnt motor"?
If the pump is dead you will have to replace it.
Posted on Nov 07, 2010
Ok you will need to make sure that the air tube from the switch to the motor is atached on both ends. Also you might want to replace the tube. The reason why is if it has a small hole in it it will not work because the air is leaking out the tube.
Posted on Feb 27, 2011
SOURCE: I have a Royal Whirlpool
You have a bad neumatic switch. Or a small hole in the air line. Try pushing the button fast and hard to see if it will stay on. if so , it is a hole in the tube. if not it is your neumatic switch
Posted on Mar 24, 2011
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