Tub keeps tripping breaker.

matthewabel

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Aug 19, 2021
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Muskegon, MI
Hi - we have a Gecko hot tub with a 1998 jacuzzi pump(s35-at). And a blower. The other day the breaker tripped. We flip it, it turns on, the blowers turn on, the breaker flips. I opened it up and unplugged the pump and it ran just fine. What's weird is when I plugged it back in, the breaker stayed on still. It's been humming away, but I have thebsinking feeling when the blower turns on, it will trip.

Everything is dry. In the pictures, the red plug is what I unplugged first.

I'm not sure what else to try before a repairman comes out. We'd like to nurse this along for a little while longer.








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mas985

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Welcome to the forum!

Is the pump motor louder than normal? When bearings start to fail, the motor starts to draw more current which could push it over the edge. Other possibilities are something stuck in the impeller or a failing run capacitor.

 
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