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My hottub want raise the temp above 89 on the control panel it says sl 89 i know it has three modes sleep mode econo and standard but how do i change the modes? the tub is a nordi sport

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Some hot tub keypads have a 'mode' button. If yours doesn't try pressing 'warm/temp' followed by 'Jets'..... it's usually a combination of keys that changes the mode and this one springs to mind but I could be wrong.

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My Dream maker Odyssey spa is stuck on economy mode. There is no way for me to see to change it to standard mode.

Try pressing 'TEMP' then 'LIGHT'. You may have to do this a couple of times.

If you don't have a 'TEMP' button, either the temperature up or down will also work.

There are three modes, ECONOMY (EC / ECO / ECON), SLEEP (SL / SLP) and STANDARD (ST / STD). For everyday use keep it on STANDARD mode.

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Not much info here but SL could be the mode setting. Typically modes are SLEEP, ECONOMY and STANDARD. Standard maintains your set temp at all times even if it has to turn on outside of normal filtration cycle. Economy only heats during a filtration cycle, and sleep will only heat within 10 degrees of set temp and only in filtration cycle. This cycle is really only useful while going on vacation or other extended periods of non-use. Not sure how to help change modes without knowing what spa pack you have but you should be able to find the owners manual on line with a little research.

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It is in sleep mode. Press your mode button until it says sp again then hit temp up button or whatever button you use to change the f1 f2 f4 messages.. it should change to SD or ST or SN for standard mode...

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I have an EC display on my panel

That means your "Heating" mode is in Economy! Without knowing what make our model spa you have, or the manufacturer of spa controls, difficult to assist in telling you how to switch to other modes. Maybe try this:
Pressing the "Temperature" button and then immediately the "Light/Jets" button may change the system back to Standard? Once you press those buttons, the "Ec" code comes on and stays on (flashing), and then you can press the "Light/Jets" button to toggle between Standard and Economy and maybe SL - which is Sleep modes.

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You have it in "Sleep" mode. Spa will not heat normally in this mode...

If the SL Message is Alternating with the Water Temp in the Display Screen (we call this "Flashing Sleep"), the Spa is Operating in the Sleep Heating Mode.

If the SL Message is ON Solid (Not Flashing) in the Display window of the panel, the Spa is Operating in the Sleep Heating Mode, but there is No current water temperature because the Spa is between Filter Cycles.

Between Filter Cycles, while in the Economy or Sleep Heating Modes, the Pump has not turned ON and the Last Water Temperature is not Current. To read the Current Water Temperature, either Change to Standard Heating Mode or turn On the Heating Related Pump, and wait at least 2 Minutes.

SL or SLP is one of the Modes you can program your spa into:
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It is advised you keep your spa in Standard mode. Push the Jets button then immediately push the light button. Each press of the light button will scroll between these three modes.

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