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Old 06-11-2019, 07:01 PM   #1
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I just bought a house. In the fuse box there is a breaker that has spots for four wires.

Two white wires go into the bottom two connections, a black wire connects to one of the spots on the top.

The breaker itself has the normal switch to turn on and off, but underneath it there is a push button. If the switch is all the way in the off button and you press the button then the switch goes towards the middle like it’s been tripped.

The breaker is labeled hot tub.

The wiring and circuit breaker seem weird since this is the only breaker that seems to have a white wire plugged into it, and it’s got two.

All of the other white wires plug into a strip on the right hand side of the box.

If The switch is turned all the way on and I turn on the jets they’ll run for a few seconds, I’ll hear clicking coming from the motor and then the jets stop.

I’m wondering if this is because of the circuit breaker and how it’s wired?
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:05 PM   #2
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Fuse box


Itís a gfi breaker. Sounds like itís wired correctly. Also sounds like you have motor issues.

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That’s a GFI breaker. Very common.
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With it being the motor is there anything I can do to fix it or does it need swapped out?
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:10 PM   #5
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Test the supply voltage to make sure it’s consistent. Then you can determine if it’s a voltage supply problem or something wrong with the tub itself.
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:32 PM   #6
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Get rid of that fuse box as soon as you can afford to replace it with a regular circuit box...
Many of those things are on porch and very dangerous when the floor is wet... they are rarely wired right... and need to go.. many insurance companies will not even ensure you if they find out you have a fuse box...
Lots of liabilities for children getting into them.
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Get rid of that fuse box as soon as you can afford to replace it with a regular circuit box...
Tommy from TX, methinks you doth assume too much.

Just because he called it a fuse box, doesn't mean it IS a fuse box. After all, how many fuse boxes have a GFI breaker in them?

Since he just bought the house, one can presume he has had an inspection and they would have pointed the fuse box. And the mortgage company would also catch that and probably not write the note.
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Habit of calling them a fuse box. Electric panel. To me it’s kind of like calling an adhesive strip a bandaid even if it’s not the brand. Apologies on not being clear.
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Habit of calling them a fuse box. Electric panel. To me itís kind of like calling an adhesive strip a bandaid even if itís not the brand. Apologies on not being clear.

OH I see a fuse box is not a fuse box....I got it... so now how do i know a GFI is a GFI or yet he said he bought a house ... but is a house a house...


Sorry.. just cutting the fool..
My daughter is an insurance agent.. and just said wash your mouth out... you just said Fuse Box..
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Yes, the world is full of misnamed or called items we all use. The terms tell one's age sometimes. Things like Skil saw for circular saw, stilson wrench for pipe wrench, kleins for lineman pliers,
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I just bought a house. In the fuse box there is a breaker that has spots for four wires.

Two white wires go into the bottom two connections, a black wire connects to one of the spots on the top.

The breaker itself has the normal switch to turn on and off, but underneath it there is a push button. If the switch is all the way in the off button and you press the button then the switch goes towards the middle like itís been tripped.

The breaker is labeled hot tub.

The wiring and circuit breaker seem weird since this is the only breaker that seems to have a white wire plugged into it, and itís got two.

All of the other white wires plug into a strip on the right hand side of the box.

If The switch is turned all the way on and I turn on the jets theyíll run for a few seconds, Iíll hear clicking coming from the motor and then the jets stop.

Iím wondering if this is because of the circuit breaker and how itís wired?
The motor may have its own thermal protection with auto reset. Something might be causing the motor to overload such as a clog.
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Yes, the world is full of misnamed or called items we all use. The terms tell one's age sometimes. Things like Skil saw for circular saw, stilson wrench for pipe wrench, kleins for lineman pliers,
Monkey wrench for a pipe wrench.

Crescent wrench for adjustable wrench.

Kleenex for facial tissue.

And so on, and so on, and so on....
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