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Old 09-25-2011, 05:43 PM   #1
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Hi, I have a Novi American whirlpool that won't turn on. Checked the breaker and it's fine. Also opened up the unit and the tubing to the on/off switch is connected. My son was using it last before it stopped working. Is it possibly that a toy got sucked and is causing it to not turn on? Any other ideas? Thanks!

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It is plugged into a gfci circuit-----(like the outlet near a sink)

Often the outlet is under the tub or exposed in a room near the tub---If you have opened the access panel unplug the pump and test that outlet---

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It is plugged into a gfci circuit-----(like the outlet near a sink)

Often the outlet is under the tub or exposed in a room near the tub---If you have opened the access panel unplug the pump and test that outlet---

I don't believe there is a GFCI circuit, it's got it separate breaker at the junction box.
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The plug at the whirlpool itself doesn't have the reset and test buttons on it? As mike said, it's supposed to be a GFCI, but I don't know the electrical code on location of the things. I've seen plenty that are underneath a bathtub.
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The plug at the whirlpool itself doesn't have the reset and test buttons on it? As mike said, it's supposed to be a GFCI, but I don't know the electrical code on location of the things. I've seen plenty that are underneath a bathtub.
Oh really? Everything I had read said it would have either a GFCI or a breaker for it. I'll take a look under the tub and see if there is a reset on it. Thanks!
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I have found the GFCI outlet hidden in odd spots--once behind the toilet---another time in a closet behind the tub---another time in a bedroom near the tub.
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I have found the GFCI outlet hidden in odd spots--once behind the toilet---another time in a closet behind the tub---another time in a bedroom near the tub.
I opened it up and I didn't see one but there is so little room down there. My guess is it's on the other side of the motor. It's so cramped I can't even see where the motor is plugged in or the cord for it.
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I opened it up and I didn't see one but there is so little room down there. My guess is it's on the other side of the motor. It's so cramped I can't even see where the motor is plugged in or the cord for it.
That's why I would never put a whirlpool in my own house. The only required access for the thing is big enough for the pump to go in and out. Let alone a guy get even half an arm in there to try and take it apart while he can't even see what he's doing.


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