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Old 12-08-2009, 05:56 PM   #1
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i had a electrician hook up my spa. worked before in another state .now it has an electrical charge in the water when the ground is pulled. when the ground is hooked it trips the GFCI breaker. could it be the heater element from moving acroos country. it's the original heater element in a coleman spa that's probably 12 years old. if anyone can shed a light on this subject it would be greatly appreciated.thanks bill

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Old 12-08-2009, 06:12 PM   #2
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Do you have 4 wires going to the tub?
2 hots, neutral, insulated ground ?

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now it has an electrical charge in the water when the ground is pulled.
That's not good.

It's not really internet fixable.

Call someone to do some testing and find the fault.
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:14 PM   #4
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If you feel a tingle with the ground disconnected, and it trips the GFCI when connected, then you have a ground fault.
The electrician should disconnect the wires in the control panel to make sure the gfci does not trip.
If it trips, he needs to check his installation.
If it doesn't trip, you may have to call a spa tech out to check out the hot tub.
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:19 PM   #5
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Yes it does.
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:35 PM   #6
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What did the electrician that installed the circuit have to say about the problem ?
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:36 PM   #7
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"no habla ingles" ?

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