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Old 11-23-2010, 09:03 PM   #16
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The correct way to hook up is if you have the conductors from the house { Both black and red } land on the main lug { where two lugs you have on the photo } ditto with white conductor that will be on netural bussbar.

Now on load side of breaker which on the photo you posted on right side that will go to the spa both hot conductors and netural conductor.

Leave the green conductors alone they are on right spot.

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Old 11-23-2010, 10:28 PM   #17
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OK so I switched the wires around (moved the hot tub nuetral to the top breaker and swapped hots) now the breakers on the right go to the hot tub and the bar below is to the panel...

Flipped the breaker in the panel - all good
Flipped the breaker on the GFCI - all good
Check the hot tub - no lights, no heat, no jets... So no power...
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OK so I switched the wires around (moved the hot tub nuetral to the top breaker and swapped hots) now the breakers on the right go to the hot tub and the bar below is to the panel...

Flipped the breaker in the panel - all good
Flipped the breaker on the GFCI - all good
Check the hot tub - no lights, no heat, no jets... So no power...
Do you have a voltmeter with you ??

If so can you read the voltage on load side of breaker to make sure { both handle in on postion and off postion }

If you have voltage there then check the spa panel for voltage read the black and red conductor it should ring up 240 volts.

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I'll check it in the morning... Thanks again for all the help!

ps are you really in France it's like the middle of the night there
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I'll check it in the morning... Thanks again for all the help!

ps are you really in France it's like the middle of the night there
Yeah it is dark in Paris but the sun will be up pretty soon in about a hour or so.

Sure keep us posted in the moring we will go from there when you run the voltmeter the main lug where two big screws are that is line supply you should have full 240 volts there between black et red if not then need to double check at pushmatic load centre to make sure you got full 240 volts few case the pushmatic not always click in full. { you may have to cycle it one or twice to get it going }

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http://www.inspectapedia.com/electric/Pushmatic.htm

Seems the name has been owned by several different manufacturers over the years, and (my guess) some were unaware of models/designs/variants made by others.
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Here's a pic of how it was set up last night (when it wasn't tripping any of the breakers but no power to the tub)




*Wires coming into the box on the left are from the Hot tub
*Wires coming into the box on the right are from the house panel

I'll check back in again once I check it with the volt meter
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That is now wired correctly.

I'm gonna guess right now, one of your hots is ... not hot ... and the other is. That's how there's power to trip the GFCI when it's wired wrong, but no power to run the tub (which needs 240)
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the home depot master electrician also verified it's wired correct... Time to put the voltmeter to it...

thanks!
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ok, bought a new multimeter to test it out... Go to flip the breaker to test it and the hot tub kicks on! So not sure what I did but it's working now

but now another problem: the hot tub hums/ growels pretty loud and when I turn on pump 2 it gets louder and leaks at one of the connections... But for now the heat is on and I'm happy... I'll look into that pump after thanksgiving

Thanks to all (frenchelectrician!) for the help!

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