Debated wether to put this here or in the Spa and Hot Tub Forum, but here seemed better.
FINALLY got my hot tub(nearly) complete and filled with water. Turned on one of the pumps, the two speed 1 HP one that's part of the spa pack, only to find out it's having issues.
The spa pack is made by Pinnacle and can be wired for 120 or 240. I have it wired for 120 because there is no 240v power where the pumps are... yet.
Anywho, the pump runs fine and pumps fine on low, but when I push the button(air button) to switch to high speed it doesn't kick in to high speed. Instead it kind of sputters (is the best way I can describe it). It sounds like someone is flipping a switch to the pump on and off very rapidly, but it's not consistant, more of a random pattern. The motor does turn, sort of... it just doesn't get to speed.
I'm pretty sure it's getting consistent power because the pump plug where it connects to the spa pack has a little orange light on it that goes to full brightness when it sounds like it looses power, and dims maybe halfway when it sounds like it has power.
Anybody ever have trouble like this with their two speed pump before? According to the Pinnacle manual I wired the cord correctly for 120, and I flipped the switch inside to 120, which is I think, all I have to do. Am I wrong on that?