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Thread: Need Help! 2003 Tiger River Spa "Control Unplugged" Error. Video Included. Read more

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    Need Help! 2003 Tiger River Spa "Control Unplugged" Error. Video Included. Read more

    Hi All,

    I could really use your expert help and advice. I bought a 2003 Tiger River "Bengal" spa. The previous owner knew the spa had a problem and tried to fix it, but was unsuccessful. The control board shows a "control unplugged" error red light. The previous owner thought he could fix the problem by buying a new control display, but it did not fix the problem.

    I have created a video of what the board is showing on power up. You can view the video on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/YslStx-jDLw

    I hope I haven't just purchased an endless money pit with this spa. Can you please take a look at the video and tell me if you know what is going on?

    Thanks in advance!

    Barky

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    Re: Need Help! 2003 Tiger River Spa "Control Unplugged" Error. Video Included. Read

    Have you replaced the ribbon cable between the iQ box and the control panel? I have had to replace one before as mice like to chew on those things.
    Blaine

    50' x 22' 27k gal shotcrete freeform, 2hp 2 sp Pentair Whisperflo, Pool Pilot RC-52 SWCG, Pentair TR 100 sand filter, Polaris 280, 2 Pentair Intellibrite LED lights with controller, french gray plaster, Butterfield U-20 "smoke"integral colored salt finish concrete cantilever deck on one side, flagstone coping on the other.

    My pool build:
    osage-hills-pool-build-t50526.html

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    Re: Need Help! 2003 Tiger River Spa "Control Unplugged" Error. Video Included. Read

    I noticed in the video the power indicator light in the control panel on the rim of the spa is blinking. It might indicate that the heater high-limit thermostat tripped. Just going by the owners manual in trouble shooting. What they recommend is: Disconnect power for at least thirty seconds to reset heater high limit. If it will not reset, check for clogged filter(s). If tripping continues, call for service.

    If you haven't cut the power to the unit yet you might give it a try just to see ??

    Have you read these ??

    http://www.justanswer.com/pool-and-s...ldera-spa.html

    http://www.justanswer.com/pool-and-s...n-hooking.html
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    Solar Blanket, Well Water, Borax Added, TF-100 tester. ? too cold
    1979, 275gal Conway Emerald Spa P-100-2, ES-2 Spa Pack, bromine floater, indoor
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    Re: Need Help! 2003 Tiger River Spa "Control Unplugged" Error. Video Included. Read

    Quote Originally Posted by kiss4afrog View Post
    I noticed in the video the power indicator light in the control panel on the rim of the spa is blinking. It might indicate that the heater high-limit thermostat tripped. Just going by the owners manual in trouble shooting. What they recommend is: Disconnect power for at least thirty seconds to reset heater high limit. If it will not reset, check for clogged filter(s). If tripping continues, call for service.

    If you haven't cut the power to the unit yet you might give it a try just to see ??

    Have you read these ??

    http://www.justanswer.com/pool-and-s...ldera-spa.html

    http://www.justanswer.com/pool-and-s...n-hooking.html
    Well, those were pleasant conversations on the links you shared, wow! people are funny.

    I had an experience with a bad ribbon cable. Initially I did not think there was any damage as I was expecting something dramatic and easy to see. The cable was damaged but it was very fine cracking of the outer insulation and difficult to find but a technician pointed it out. The new cable worked. I, of course, cannot say that is what your issue is, just pointing out my experience. I have also had to replace the thermistors before, which can trip that high limit error pointed out above. Also the first link posted above had some very fine advice and things that can be checked for other possible errors. I hope you are able to get it fixed! Can always call a technician if you have a local Hot Springs dealer.
    Blaine

    50' x 22' 27k gal shotcrete freeform, 2hp 2 sp Pentair Whisperflo, Pool Pilot RC-52 SWCG, Pentair TR 100 sand filter, Polaris 280, 2 Pentair Intellibrite LED lights with controller, french gray plaster, Butterfield U-20 "smoke"integral colored salt finish concrete cantilever deck on one side, flagstone coping on the other.

    My pool build:
    osage-hills-pool-build-t50526.html

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    Re: Need Help! 2003 Tiger River Spa "Control Unplugged" Error. Video Included. Read

    Did you find your problem and is the spa back up and running now ??
    '70s IG Vinyl 32K gal, Lazy L, Hayward SuperPump 1.5hp 120V, S240 Sand Filter W/DE
    Solar Blanket, Well Water, Borax Added, TF-100 tester. ? too cold
    1979, 275gal Conway Emerald Spa P-100-2, ES-2 Spa Pack, bromine floater, indoor
    TF-100, Best test kit - TFTestkits.net
    Please help keep the lights on, become a TFP Supporter!

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