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Why does the ice bucket not drain into the hot tub!

The ice bucket does not drain into the hot tub!
It has just stopped draining and has to bailed out, which jet should be doing the job? any ideas?.

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Ice buckets don't normally drain into the hot tub water. They should drain externally. The drain pipe will go through the cabinet and exit the bottom close to the floor.... or at least that's how all the ice buckets I've encountered drain.


Posted on Jul 06, 2010

  • Jonathan Keenan Sep 16, 2013

    The bucket should drain through the air control of one of the nearest jets. The jets will turn 1/4 turn to shut off. make sure it is open. If that doesn't work the round cap on the drain will thread off, put an air comressor hose to it and blow it out. You should see bubbles come out of the jet. There is also a check valve on the line sometimes debris gets in the line and blocks the check valve. The cabinet should open and you will be able to follow the 3/8" line to the jet body. When draining the tub it is helpful to add "drain prep" to the ice bucket to keep the check valve functioning properly.



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