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    Chasing a tripped breaker

    I have purchases a used dynasty spa from a friend. Everything worked prior to loading it on my trailer. I have just connected it up at my house and it appears the spa disconnect keeps tripping. I'm not an electrician, however I am comfortable with doing the work. After tracing everything out with my multimeter it appears the hot black and white neutral are connected somewhere causing the short. My electrician friend is has not done hot tubs before and is unsure how they connect inside the spa itself. He has viewed all the wireing and I it all appears to be good.

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    Re: Chasing a tripped breaker

    C,

    Welcome to TFP... A Great resource for all spa owners with popping breakers..

    Does your spa pop the breaker as soon as you plug it in, or not until after you turn it on?

    If the breaker does not pop as soon as it is plugged in, then your idea that the hot lead is shorted to the neutral is probably a test error.

    Obviously it could be many different things, but the most likely culprit would be the heater coils. One thing you could do, is disconnect the heater and see if the problem goes away.

    Thanks for posting,

    Jim R.
    Finished in 2015 - 17K Gal, IG, 20' x 25' Almost Rectangular Pool, Pebble finish, three rockport water falls. Pentair Equipment: EasyTouch 4, IC40 SWG, 3 HP VS Pump, CCP520 Cartridge Filter.
    TF100 with SpeedStir and SampleSizer, ColorQ Pro 7, Dolphin Premier Robot Cleaner, added Screen Logic 2, added small 3 person Caldera Spa.

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