Can you put in a higher amp breaker,on a hot tub breaker box, than what you have in the breaker panel? For example 50amp in panel, 60 amp in box running to hot tub.
Make: Great Lakes
Changed breaker in box outside to a 60 amp and it did'nt help at all. Could it possibly be the breaker in the panel?
Hi, I'm Mike and I'll be glad to assist you. It would be best to give me the name plate rating for the tub, in order to size the circuit and breaker. Arbitrarily changing the breaker could be a big mistake. The load and the wiring determines the size of the breaker.
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The calculation for that load is a 50 Amp circuit. How far from the Panel is the tub? The wire size will depend on that. If the 50 A Breaker isn't holding, you may have a Voltage drop which increases the amperage because of the wire size. Let me know what it is.
The tub is about two feet from the box with the breaker in it. The wire is a number six. Could it possibly be that we had a leak in a connection, and it threw the breaker in the box, possibly causing the breaker in the big panel to go bad. We could'nt get the breaker by the tub tub to stay on.
The wire and the breaker are 50 Amps. I would suggest pulling the breaker in the panel and checking the jaws for any signs of arcing. That is a common failure for breakers. If you do replace the breaker you need to keep it at 50Amps. Leave the 60 Amp breaker in the disconnect box, the over current protection is the one in the panel and the 60 is only acting as a Switch.
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I see that you got a refund. I'd appreciate knowing if I missed something or if you feel that there was something wrong with the answer.