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Did you try to remove the panel on the front? The motor is at the end, opposite the drain but still under the tub. I do still believe my assessment to be accurate, although I am not perfect, nor do I know everything. I do know a bunch and I am still sure that the access is on the front. This access may not be large enough to remove the motor from the mount but surely would allow access to do what I have recommended. Will you confirm whether the panel in fact does or does not come off?
Also, the manual is very likely for a few models of similar tubs. The one that you have looks like it has a skirt on the front and the manual that states that an access is necessary has a drop in tub pictured. The tub pictured would have an open front that would be tiled after installation so an access would have to be installed. The access would not be a large box like you have. The access would simply be a removable panel on the wall to access the motor. If the front panel comes off, there would not necessarily be any other access as the removable cover would serve as the access. Thank you for the continued questions for me to respond to also. I really like to help and I do appreciate the repeated service I get to offer. I hope I can continue to help many, many times over.
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Very good. Were you able to remove the front panel of the tub?
Well, as far as the panel on the front of the tub, it would either be held on by clips or felcro. It surely looks like a model that would be that type but I cannot be totally sure. If the panel does come off then you would be able to look on the inside of the panel and find the model number and surely find that the only issue is what I described a few questions ago. The outlet is under the tub along with the motor and blower and certainly not in the box that is sealed. The panel would also allow full access to everything. You are correct that finding the right person for the job could be quite difficult. The drain is at one end of the tub and the motor at the other end. Is the sealed box at the drain end or the motor end of the tub?
There is just no reason for the box. The blower and motor are already mounted on the tub. The oulet would have to be very close to that because the chord is not very long. I have no idea why building a box like that would be beneficial in any way. The only thing I can think is if the installer removed the motor and blower and piped the piping to extend further than what it was. This is simply silly to do though and would certainly void the manufacturer warranty let alone be a lot of work for no good reason at all. You could cut an access panel into that box and see what is in it. It may be time to remove it. Whatever the reasoning behind installing the box, if it has anything to do with the tub then it is simply ridiculous. Installing a box like that would not reduce motor noise. The motor is mounted to the tub and would still have to be mounted to something. That short of a distance would not reduce any vibration.
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