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I have a Jacuzzi circa 1998 model Z140 spa. The 50 amp gfi breaker is continually trippinhg. The electronic control box is a Balboa instruments MODEL, DU-H276-DCAH. A relay on the circuit board chatters and emits a white substance when the breaker is turned on. I have repaired several knicks in the wiring b ut still the breaker continues to trip. Any ideas?

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Hello - sounds like you will need to replace the relay itself if possible, if not you most likely need to replace the circuit board considering its age.You can check by diconnecting the power to the board.
If you are not an electrition and you dont work with electrical STOP NOW!! and call electrition.
Following steps would be 1. Turn off breaker. 2.Disconnect wiring to the board. 3.Wire nutt off electrical to the board.
4. Turn breaker back on. If breaker does not trip , board will need repaired or replaced.

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