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I have a hotsprings hot tub and the breaker keeps tripping

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i have a hotsprings hot tub and the breaker keeps tripping after 10 mins or so. Been working great for over a year. Filters are clean and heating is good. Any ideas?
JA: Who manufactured the hot tub?
Customer: Hotsprings
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: the breaker box is one year old only
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: Pool and Spa
Expert:  Webb-Guy replied 6 days ago.

- Look for moisture in the control box and repair the problem causing the moisture.

- Look for corrosion on all contacts and replace if needed.

- Look for overheated wire connections and repair if necessary.

- Tug at all electrical connections to check for loose spade connections or poor crimp connections.

- Ensure the GFCI breaker mounting tags are secure.

- Run your spa with all options on for 15 minutes. Shut off the power and feel for warm components, including the GFCI. Replace any hot items.

- Inspect the heater element and replace if it is corroded or has imperfections. The element is a common cause for tripping the breaker because the shielding value can change as the element heats and expands.

- If you have been unable to locate the problem, start disconnecting components one at a time (light, ozonator, blower etc.), running the hot tub and seeing if it still trips. Use the process of elimination to figure out what component needs to be replaced.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Ok i'll try these tips
Expert:  Webb-Guy replied 6 days ago.

let me know what you find.

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