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Circuit breaker on fuse box trips when I turn on spa

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circuit breaker on fuse box trips when I turn on spa
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pool and Spa
Expert:  poolguy810 replied 1 year ago.
Hello, how can I help you today? What brand spa pack does the unit have? Also, did it work previous to this problem or is this the first time it's been hooked up?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I am selling the hot tub it is an artesian it worked before they hooked it up to their electric box and ran a cable to hot tub it kicked their breaker every time and it arced on the circuit board on the hot tub.

Expert:  poolguy810 replied 1 year ago.
It sounds to me like they may have the gfci breaker hooked up wrong. It's common that people hook up the neutral in the wrong spot on those breakers. It will cause an instant trip. Are you able to check out the wiring on the breaker they have hooked up?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

would that cause an arc on the hot tub circuit board

Expert:  poolguy810 replied 1 year ago.
Yes, it could because it's creating a dead short between the two neutrals. We need to check that first before we move on down the line with testing at the spa pack.

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