I set up my spa the other day and it worked fine when I added chems.
It is only 5 years old - this is the 5th year.
Came back about an hour later and it was NOT working.
Hit reset button on the GFCI and still did not work.
I took the panel cover off and found that the BLACK BOX - brain of this unit -
has a PLUG IN connector for LINE IN, another for LINE OUT to the motor, a bulk
connector for all the other circuits and a final one for TEMP and LIMIT
UNSNAP all 4 and the black box can be quickly removed or replaced.
I found the white plastic on the LINE IN and LINE OUT to be burned black.
This is a 110V unit.
The motor is 1.5 HP so I guess in 4+ years it had a lot of electricity to burn
the plastic connectors.
I will call Monday to see if the BLACK BOX can be rebuilt as my instructions
BOTH the BULK connectors for the LINE IN and LINE OUT with little round pins in
the holes have to be replaced on the black box.
I am sure it does not have to be rebuilt.
I don't want to start making "adapters" with VACO SPADE CONNECTORS to bypass
the existing BULLET connectors on the black box. .
The 110V line cable with built in GFCI has to have the NEW ROUND PINS crimped
onto the black, white and ground wires and then inserted into a NEW PLASTIC
BULK OR QUICK CONNECTOR so that it can SNAP INTO the same type of connector on
the black box.
This type of connector is frequently found on cars for ELECTRICAL connections.
Since I am not in the trades, I don't really have need of the special crimper
to do this job.
Even then I would need the PLASTIC bulk connector molded for this use.
MY QUESTION IS : What kind of tradesperson might have these types of connectors
and could crimp these kinds of ends onto the wire if need be ???
These connectors might be called BULLET connectors (?) - about 3/4 inch long
and about 1/8 thick and then push into a plastic bulk connector.