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The heater kicks on for about30 seconds then the breaker trips its a brand new filter plumbing and everything so the flow is exactly where it should be .. so whats the problem ????

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It's a bad heater element.

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SOURCE: Hayward H250K gas pool heater error code

Low Flow errors are not necessarily real. They can be caused by improper adjustment or a defect of the pressure switch. Locate the pressure switch. Verify that the "switch" makes contact. Adjust the dial, reducing the distance the switch has to travel to engage. This will effectively lower the operating pressure required to operate. Keep adjusting until the unit stays on.

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Fl0 code


Flo ? for Flow Error?

That would for any number of reasons that the Flow Switch is not sensing enough water flow to trip the sensor/pressure switch or actual true water flow switch.

Heater will not run or heat, if there is not enough water flowing!
The heater will sense this. So, whatever will restrict or stop sufficient water flow is the problem.
  • Dirty filter
  • Closed valves
  • Not enough water in tub or pool - low water level
  • Clogged pump impeller
  • Clogged baskets:
    • at pump or at skimmers
  • Clog / stopped up plumbing line
And finally, you may have a bad flow switch/sensor

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When i turn on my spa and heater it states on the outside unit "no air flow" and it won't heat up


that is usually an indicator of water flow not the air flow.
What does the hot tub do when you turn the breaker from off to on?
does it run through the purge cycle?
is it kicking out the GFCI?
if it is not tripping the GFCI then you most likely have either too little water flow for the heater to kick in or not enough water flow to activate the heater.
Try taking out your filter and see if that solves the issue.
you may also have a bad temp sensor if the tub just runs and runs but never heats up.


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Powerstar 115 tankless tripping reset ontop of #2 heat chamber #1 does not get overly warm mainly because of incoming water temp. but #2 seems to be heating after water flow stops to hot to touch and...


I don't have specific suggestion for tankless tripping breaker or if that is a circuit breaker problem or a tankless problem.

1) Move wires to another same-size breaker and see if problem persists.

2) Compare amp draw on tankless label with wire size and breaker size amp rating.
For example 30 amp breaker using 10ga wire is rated for 80% of listed amps or 24 amps.

3) If you are drawing full 30 amps, then 30 amp breaker is getting hot. Breaker trips with heat. Older breakers can trip more easily.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-circuit-breaker.html

4) Before calling service technician, open following link for Bosch troubleshooting steps.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Bosch-Tankless-water-heater.html

5) Be sure to read manual for yearly maintenance requirements.

6) Add a tempering tank for incoming cold water problem.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Tempering-tank.html

7) All gas tankless brands can be repaired by homeowner for $330.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

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My spa hums for a few seconds then kicks off. No flow. lights and control display are working.


Is the shut off occuring @ the GFI? & is there an error code displayed on your topside?

If the breaker is kicking off, the best way to troubleshoot is to disconnect all components, (pumps, heater, circ, etc.) & then plug one in & turn the breaker on. repeat the process until you locate which component is tripping the breaker.. then you know whats causing the trouble

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Installed my second Fahrenheat FUH 724 7500W heater in another garage. Installed same as previous heater that works perfectly. used 10 Gage wire and 40A 240V breaker (2-20A). Wiring is correct. Heater...


Could be either. But, I suspect that wiring is getting hot enough to trip the breaker. Check all of your wiring to see if there is a hot spot or insulation melted.

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I know this is a long shot, because I don't know the brand or model of my heating unit; it's in a "partial attic" space that I can't get into at the moment. I'm hoping that I can provide enough...


sounds like its tripping every time you get it going firstly does it have a return air if so does it have filter if it does do you clean filter regulary like every two weeks, because it might be going out on over temp or poor air flow and over temp will be caused by poor air flow across it's heat exchanger, and there may be several reasons for this but i reckon you need to spend $$ if its not the filter or the airfolw as a problem

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Pool pump shutting off/tripping the circuit breaker


What kind of pump are you using?
Sounds like the Intex is restricting water flow there by heating up your pump and shutting it down..
You may need to re plumb everything to handle the flow.
Intex hoses and fittings are different than the industry standards just so the can make you buy from them
Do what ever it takes to get good flow

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My TL heater series 2, model ESC keeps kicking out after 5 minutes of heating..then kicks back in heats some more.. then repeats on and off cycle


Sounds like the high limits are shutting it off. Does the header on the output plumbing get almost too hot to touch? If so the flo-control disk may be bad or sticking, possible a dirty filter as well, in any case you may have insufficeint flow.

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Arc fault trips under load


Arc fault breakers are definitely a pain. First make sure the receptacles are made for a 20 amp circuit. Second vacuums, Curlers,and most appliances will trip your breaker since they create an arc or a short if you will to operate. That is exactly what these breakers are made for. To stop the arc. Apparently they never really thought the whole arc fault thing through. As per code in most of arizona you only need this breaker in bedrooms where this type of appliance is not used. They also are more prone to popping so make sure you aren't running something on each of the receptacles at the same time

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