When your CleverSpa isn’t heating up, what should you do?
In this article, we’ll examine some common causes — such as dead high limit switch, spa pump, or the control panel.
Also, your GFCI may be tripping, which means the spa isn’t receiving power. Keep reading to get some tips on how to fix these problems.
Why is CleverSpa Not Heading Up?
1. Dead spa pump
If you’ve noticed that your spa isn’t getting enough water, you may be experiencing a dead spa pump. T
his can happen for a number of reasons. It can occur for several reasons, including a bad spaside control panel, a blown fuse in the circuit board, or an errant power supply.
If you’ve been having problems with your spa’s pump, you can perform a simple reset of the pump yourself, saving you from having to call a service technician.
The first thing you need to do is unplug the spa. The pump should be turned off, but if the spa does not turn off, you may need to replace the entire spa control panel.
If you don’t have access to the spa control panel, the next step is to disconnect the power source and check the wiring harness. If it doesn’t show any signs of wear, the problem may be in the control panel.
If the pump is running, but the water is cloudy, it’s likely that algae is growing in the spa.
To remove the algae, empty the spa and clean the inside with a chlorine solution. Then, rinse the spa with clean water and shock it with chlorine.
Repeat the procedure as often as necessary. This will eliminate any bacteria present. If you notice that the water in your spa is cloudy or green, you may have a problem with the filtration.
Fortunately, there are a few ways to replace a dead spa pump. You can check the wiring diagram of your Cleverspa and follow the directions to replace it.
Once you’ve done that, you’ll be on your way to a stress-free day at the spa.
Just be sure to check all wires carefully before attempting to replace the pump, as they may be different. And, be sure to use new power cords for the various components.
If you suspect that your spa pump is dead, you need to perform a spa system flush.
Doing this will get rid of any calcium deposits and reduce your heater’s efficiency.
Alternatively, you can perform a Spa System Flush, which will flush the water completely. If all else fails, you should drain the spa completely and turn the cover to the spa. If you’re not home, you can always ask someone else to perform this task for you.
2. GFCI trip symptom of a malfunctioning spa
If you are experiencing a GFCI trip, it may be due to corrosion. All electrical components have wires or connections that can corrode over time.
Check your spa for loose connections and tighten them as necessary.
If the breaker keeps tripping, it could be due to a malfunctioning GFCI or a power surge. In either case, it is essential to turn off power to your CleverSpa and repair or replace the electrical components.
GFCI tripping in a hot tub is one of the most common problems that can occur. There are a variety of possible causes, and it is important to troubleshoot the problem properly.
If you do decide to try to troubleshoot the problem yourself, make sure you wear protective gloves when working with electricity. If you can’t figure out what is wrong, you can call a licensed electrician for assistance.
3. Water intrusion
Another possible cause for a GFCI trip is water intrusion. The most common entry point is a pin hole in the sheath of the electrical wire.
Once water has entered the hot tub, it tries to find a path to the heating coil, creating a short circuit and tripping the GFCI. If the GFCI trip persists, you should contact your hot tub manufacturer.
The GFCI will only trip if it detects an electrical current as low as 0.005 amps.
To determine whether it’s a faulty GFCI, you need to check the receptacle box for any signs of wear and tear.
The GFCI can trip due to even a minor piece of equipment, so it’s best to have the problem diagnosed by a professional.
If the GFCI trip is caused by corrosion, it’s best to check the connections. If they’re corroded, you can clean them with an electrical contact cleaner.
Moreover, you should check the connections for char marks or other damage to the component wiring.
Once you’ve repaired the corrosion, you can restart the system and enjoy your smart spa again. You may need to replace the GFCI if the water temperature is the same as the water inside the spa.