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Normally you'll hear a relay engage as soon as it's powered up, then the pump should start on low speed. Can you put your hand on the pump and see if it's getting hot or even spinning.
So, hot and not spinning the shaft, or yes it's spinning the shaft of the motor?
Yes I agree. If the pump is spinning, then that wouldn't be the control panel. We could just have a problem with the pump itself
Oh ok, yes, when I asked if the pump was spinning and you said yes, I didn't realize that you meant that was before. Ok, if the breaker is tripping immediately, the first thing we need to do is disconnect the two heater wires, then try the breaker with the heater disconnected.
Ok, so basically we've got a shorted heater then. That's what I suspected when you said it was tripping immediately. So you don't need a new control pack at all, just a new heater. Did you need me to get you part numbers, or help with anything else? If that solves the issue, you can just rate me on your end and that will close out the question. If you still need some more assistance just let me know and I'll be happy to help out. Thanks, Jeff
No problem, can you attach a picture of the spa pack, so I can see the heater. Cal spa changed designs a few times, but I can recognize all of them by sight and there are generic replacements for most models so you don't have to pay so much for the new heater. Thanks, Jeff