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My hot springs vanguard had severely the heater relays I

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Hi pearl
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Customer: Hi pearl my hot springs vanguard had severely burnt the heater relays I have replaced the board and now that works fine .when I power it up the control board shows a display but it soon goes off until shut off power and power up again I cannot control the hot tub temp,jets ,lights etc. except at the aux. on inside of tub , have I got a bad circuit board or bad control panel?
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Customer: It does heat to 80 degrees but I cannot adjust it
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pool and Spa
Expert:  Fix my Pool and Spa replied 1 year ago.


It sounds like it may be a bad topside control. You need to test power at the transformer, this is where the topside gets it's power from, the transformer plugs into the circuit board in the middle I believe. You should have 220 volts into transformer and 24 volts coming out I have seen transformers that are 12 volt out as well. If you have good voltage out of transformer then I would believe the topside has a short since you have a brand new board in there. I would replace the topside.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you for responding
after pulling the top side i realized the circuit board is burnt . that i will replace.
i am not sure if it got lightning struck or what, but the relays on the heater board were melted
and i have already replaced it .
Expert:  Fix my Pool and Spa replied 1 year ago.

OK well then that makes sense that if there was a lightning strike it fried the topside and circuit board. Once you change the topside you should be good.

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