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Thread: Help removing Spa Air Button for troubleshooting

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    Help removing Spa Air Button for troubleshooting

    I have been trouble-shooting my gunite spa blower motor and I have narrowed the problem down to either the spa side air button, (best guess an Allied Innovations AIR BUTTON: #4 LITE TOUCH Black FOR GUNITE), or the air tube run from the spa to the switch. My question, has anyone removed one of these gunite mounted buttons? I am guessing that it will pry, not screw, out. I am worried that I will ruin the button or disconnect from the air hose when removing. Any experienced coaching is greatly appreciated!
    13,000 Gallon, 12x30 Gunite/Plaster with 5x6 attached Spa
    Pentair 2.5 HP Pump, Pentair .75 hp Booster for Cleaner
    Pentair Triton II TR100 74GPM Sand Filter. Pentair Intellichlor LC40
    Sta Rite SR400 100K BTU/Hr Heater

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    Re: Help removing Spa Air Button for troubleshooting

    It looks like you can get a replacement internal for that button, so if you can remove just the moving button part you should be able to blow into it the body to test the tube, however...

    I'd suggest going ahead and buying both the button and the tube and replacing both. It will cost an extra $15 and you'll know it's all good. Both button and tubing are prone to degradation and I'd hate for you to have fixed one just to have a problem with the other next season. And the best part is you don't have to worry about the integrity of your button when you remove it! They get installed all kinds of ways around here: glued onto the conduit, poured in place, not secured at all, or into the spa side with the retainer nut.

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    Re: Help removing Spa Air Button for troubleshooting

    Thanks spishex, it actually came out easily. I will be replacing both components.
    13,000 Gallon, 12x30 Gunite/Plaster with 5x6 attached Spa
    Pentair 2.5 HP Pump, Pentair .75 hp Booster for Cleaner
    Pentair Triton II TR100 74GPM Sand Filter. Pentair Intellichlor LC40
    Sta Rite SR400 100K BTU/Hr Heater

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    Re: Help removing Spa Air Button for troubleshooting

    Can you send a picture of this?
    I might have the same issue but not sure what your specific issue is and the procedure.
    Thanks
    Sundance Hot Tub 365 gal, acrylic
    (2) 2.5 hp pumps
    ozonator
    Northwest Ohio resident

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