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We have a Solana TX2J3265. The circuit breaker tripped.

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We have a Solana TX2J3265. The circuit breaker tripped. Turned it back on and everything works but automatically.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Several days.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Would like to.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Inside of the cover seems to be coming lose did not notice that before.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Pool and Spa
Expert:  Steve G. replied 9 months ago.

Hello there and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today. I am an engineer with over 30 years of electrical and electronic training, repair and installation experience. I will try and answer your question accurately and precisely so that we can get you on your way.

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Ok then. Here we go.

Are you saying that you can no longer control the hot tub manually? None of the buttons work on the control panel?

Let me know and I'll try and help.


Customer: replied 9 months ago.
the 20amp breaker was tripped. the spa is the only thing on the circuit. we reset the breaker and the GFIC. After doing that all the lights and buttons work manually. But the spa does not come on automatically like it should when it is first plugged in.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 9 months ago.

When you turn it on, what temperature is the hot tub set to? Note I'm not asking what temperature the water is, BUT what temperature is the top side controller asking for?

Let me know.


Customer: replied 9 months ago.
the temperature setting asked for was 103, the measured temperature started at 80 and increased to 95 in a few hours at that time we disconnected the spa for the night for safety reasons.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 9 months ago.

So when you turn on the spa, it is set for 103 degrees but the pumps do not come on?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
the pump does come on emedeatly.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 9 months ago.

Ok. Then can you tell me what you think is not working? You told me that it doesn't come on automatically.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
sorry I got that wrong, I have to push the jet button to activate the pump.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 9 months ago.

So if you turn on the breaker, nothing happens? Even if you wait for 3-5 minutes?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
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Expert:  Steve G. replied 9 months ago.

Unfortunately, I cannot call you at this time.

Does the spa start up after 3-5 minutes without input from the buttons on the controller?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Plugged the spa in and waited, it came on after 10 minutes, temperature has risen to 90 degrees. Waiting to see if spa shuts off. We have the temperature set at 95 degrees.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 9 months ago.

Ok. Let me know. That sounds normal.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It has reached 95 degrees and shut itself off. Should we shut it off for the night just to be on the safe side?
Expert:  Steve G. replied 9 months ago.

If it only reached 95 degrees then you may have issues with your temperature sensors.

Unfortunately, I am going to be off line for a few days so I am going to opt out of this question which will allow other experts to chime in.

Hold on.

Expert:  Poolservice123 replied 9 months ago.

Hello I am Wendy and I will try to finish this for you

If I understand correctly you set the tub for 95 and it heated to 95 as you wished. I am also understanding that you are shutting off the spa at night because it tripped a breaker? which is a good call. I am assuming that you have a cord with a GFCI on it for the power. When you push the "test" button on the cord does it trip the breaker? Also, how old is the unit? Is it outside or inside?