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Can you post me a picture of the small circuit board so I can see which one you've got. They've changed the board design several times. Thanks, jeff.
ok, no problem. Now did you disconnect anything at all at the breaker box itself, or just the spa pack? Just want to make sure all the breaker connections are still correct before we continue.
Ok, black heater wire on H2
White heater wire on H1
White feed wire from breaker on #5
Your two wires from the 20 amp breaker on 1 and 3 it doesn't matter which one is on which
Your two wires from the 30 amp breaker on 2 and 4 it doesn't matter which one is on which
Get that hooked up and let me know if it's still tripping as that is the correct hook up, if you still are tripping the breaker then we need to disconnect the two heater wires and see if the breaker stops tripping or not. If breaker still trips with the correct connection, then we've got some faulty equipment on the spa that's causing the trip.
Ok, at this point we need to disconnect one thing at a time until we isolate what's tripping it. Leave the heater unhooked and unhook the wires going to the small circ pump and try it. Then do each thing until the breaker stays on and let me know where we're at.
Ok, since the 30 amp is the breaker that is actually the gfci breaker, can you snap me a picture of that breaker in the box so I can see all of the wire connections in it ? The white neutral wire being in the wrong spot can cause exactly the problem you're having.
Ok, so this picture is Before the problems started? If it is, then whenever you get home. Take another look at the 30 amp breaker, make sure the white wire coming up from the spa, is still connected to the left hand side of the 30 amp breaker. I just need to make sure we're not missing the obvious before we move on. Have a great holiday and I'll heat from you when you're back. Jeff
Ok, I'll wait on the new pic and go from there, have a great Christmas ! Jeff
Ok, on your 20 amp breaker on the right, I can see the wire hook up on the bottom, but you should have 4 wires down there. Your two got wires, which is your red and black. Then there will be a permanently attached white pigtail wire that goes over to the ground bar. The important one is the second white wire. It should be coming from the spa pack and attached to the N terminal on the bottom of the breaker, NOT going to the ground bar on the right of the breakrrs. It looks to me like it's coming into the box on the bottom, and then goes over to the ground bar, which is incorrect if that's how it's hooked up. Just switch it to the breaker terminal and it should stop tripping. Just let me know. Thanks, jeff