If you've been following any of my posts, I'm new spa owner and having a helluva time with it. I think I have self diagnosed the problem that was causing my breaker to trip as being the heater, because when I disconnect the heater from the circuit board, the breaker doesn't trip and I'm able to circulate water (basically everything else works except the heater).
As I'm waiting on the technician to come verify/fix my problem, I'm trying to get the water chemistry right. In doing that I'm turning on the jets a lot to circulate when I add chemicals. I have three "Jets" button on the topside controller (Jets 1, Jets 2, Jets 3). When I first got my spa to stay on after disconnecting the heater, all 3 buttons worked and all sets of jets would come on.
As the days went by, the Jets 3 button stopped working but the other two still did. Next, only Jets 2 worked. Then one day, none of them did! I went and turned the spa off at the breaker and turned it back on a few seconds later. The system primed itself and came back on, but Jets 3 still didn't work. Now sometimes the light on the button itself comes on, but the Jets don't work. It's the craziest thing and its making me wonder if my heater really was the problem and it's actually not the circuit board itself going out. Maybe the heater is fine and it's the circuit board?
Or could the heater being disconnected cause this because the circuitry expects a heater to be connected?
Anybody have any thoughts on what could cause the sporadic problem of the jets not working?