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When you turn on...does the circulation pump start up?
thank you...that is the initial reason..nothing happens until water is moving and a flow switch makes contact.
The motor could be stuck..and just need to be rotated to find a different spot, it could not be getting power...or it has power, is not stuck...and is bad.
After sitting dormany the motor is usually just seized a little.
Do you have the means to open the circ pump?
the pump gets a but of water left in it...and can form a little rust ring, dry out etc..
What we want to do is take apart the pump from the motor...and spin the pump wheel. Then reinstall. Let me see if I have some visual aids...
This shows how to remove the pump end (wet end).
Really all we want is to be able to reach in and spin the impeller.
Yes there is a progression..
first we make sure it is just not stuck
If not stuck....we see if the motor is powered (has voltage).
If the motor has power...is NOT running..and is NOT stuck = replace motor.
If motor does NOT have power it will be a control board.
NOTE: When dormant we also see rodents make homes and chew wiring...
AND...once you rate the service at the top of the page the question has 30 days of follow up
it will only be one of 2 things...
the motor itself.
the control board.
Odds in order:
Bad control board
Motor = circulation pump motor
in the serial number...is that a i or an L at beginning?
here is link for parts
Ok in 199 they changed the serial number format...would you say this tub is older or younger than 1999 and then I can determine code
well if it is NOT older than 1999...it is a 2007 model.
But parts are still available for most all.
It will actually be fairly easy...
Is it just stuck?
Does it have power?
Did you need more information?
If not I will need you to rate service at the top of the page.
No problem. That is why there is a 30 day free follow up after rating service. That way if you need more info you have a month to work on the project.