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I need help troubleshooting 2002 caldera martinique paradise

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I need help troubleshooting 2002 caldera martinique paradise spa controls
My spa is warm and the recirculation pump is running but the control displays three flashing hyphens and nothing happens when I push any button. Trying the Set and ↓ to "unlock" didn't do anything either.
How can I get out of this mode? I've turned the power off let it set then turned back on that didn't help.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pool and Spa
Expert:  Billy replied 2 years ago.
does MODE and then up button enter the menu?
Use reply please
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
There is no mode button only a "Set" button. I have tired it with both the up and down buttons neither work. From the manual, the Set button and ↓ (down arrow) button together for 3 seconds is suppose to unlock the controls. That was about the first thing I tried after I downloaded the manual.
Expert:  Billy replied 2 years ago.
Thank you,
there were several different circuit boards used....on your there a harness attached with a 9v battery?
If not what is model number on board?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Can we get back together in 2 hours? If I am to get to the board, I need to move furniture, then remove the deck surround and the spa panels and we haven't had breakfast yet. However before I do that . . .I don't think I need the service. Last night before I went to bed, I turned off the electricity for 5 minutes, turned it back on and again tried the Set and down arrow. Nothing happened then but when I just went to look it was at 102°F and the controls worked. I turned the temperature up to 104 and checked the buttons everything seems to be working now.When I previously tried the power reset, I only left it off for 20 seconds or so (normal for a computer) and that didn't work; my guess is the capacitors on the board power supply do not discharge that quickly because it seems to be going properly now.
Expert:  Billy replied 2 years ago.
I understand.
In the event you need further help just reopen your question.
Generally a 30 second power off resets the unit.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you. Lesson learned slow down, sometimes I don't have enough patience.
Expert:  Billy replied 2 years ago.
Been there many times.
If all set for now just rate service and I remove from active list.
I wish you the best

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