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    Spa Control Panel Replacement

    Do the control pads go out easily? I have an LA Spas, Paradise Model I think that's probably only 2-3 years old. It came with the house we bought out of foreclosure so I have no info on it other than I have powered it up at the breaker box and it powers up with the jets on etc, but the control pad is unresponsive, temp set at 104 and the jet buttons don't seem to do anything either. Should I let it run for a while before trying it or do these things go bad regularly?

    What should I budget to replace something like this?
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    Re: Spa Control Panel Replacement

    Topside controls run anywhere from $100-500 depending on the model. If you can post a pic of the topside and the main control panel underneath (take note of any part #'s) we can probably track down a link to one.

    But before we go down that path...

    Many spas, including LA, have lock out functions. Usually they'll reset if you cycle the power to the tub. So turn off the breaker for about 10 seconds, then turn it back on and see if you've got the same issue.

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    Re: Spa Control Panel Replacement

    Looks to be older than I first thought, according to their 2004 manual it looks like the "Dual Pump LA Control System"

    Manual Link: http://www.laspas.com/downloadfile.asp? ... mestic.pdf

    I tried both the power cycle and the unlock sequence found in the manual but again get no response.
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    Re: Spa Control Panel Replacement

    Sounds like the control's shot. Here's the best price I see on it:

    http://www.laspaparts.com/moreinfo.cfm? ... N=48485448

    If you want to shop around, it goes by a few different part numbers. It's a Gecko TSC-44, Part Number 49530, LA Spas Part Number 21-07000. Might be worth giving them a call just to see if it's still under warranty by any chance.

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    Re: Spa Control Panel Replacement

    Wow thanks! I was expecting it to be about twice that.

    How long does it take to warm up the water normally? The pad indicates the heater is on when I power it up, but I haven't left it on very long. I'd like to make sure there's not more wrong with it before I start pouring money into it. Is there anything else I should test?

    It looks like its at least 4 years old and I'm not the original owner so I doubt they'd do anything for me warranty wise
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    Re: Spa Control Panel Replacement

    If it's a 220v installation I'd expect between 5-10 degrees per hour.

    Hard to test anything else without the topside working, but poke around and make sure there are no leaks anywhere.

    You never know! Most electronic controls are warranted for 5 years, and you won't lose anything by trying!

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