05 May 2014

testing and replacing or servicing a hot tub or pool recirculating pump


just me taking out, testing, and replacing my hot tub recirculating pump. The tub display said “dry” as if the tub was empty even though full and the waterfa…
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13 Responses to testing and replacing or servicing a hot tub or pool recirculating pump
  1. depends on which pump you need. I would just get the model info off the
    pump and look them up on google. normally they get updated part #’s that
    you can then cross search until you find some sites to check against as
    competitors. I go over this briefly in the video.

  2. most often it is the pressure switch that fails on the heater. sounds like
    your motor has trash in the start switch.. look for your local pool pump
    motor repair guy w/ free testing

  3. Negativecreep0 May 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    what did you connect your bonding wire to from your circulation pump? The
    pump already has a ground coming into it why is this outside ground nut

  4. Hot Tub Parts May 5, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    We have all the circulation pumps you will ever need. Check out my website
    linked to my Channel Page. Thanks for the video! Great seeing homeowners
    service their own hot tub!!!

  5. never test two speed motors unless you know what you are doing, you can
    burn up a motor in just a few seconds ! rebuild motor new bearings and a
    shaft seal i charge $150.00 do not try to take the pump end or motor apart
    . let me do the breaking. Jay the pool pump repair guy longwood Florida

  6. Mine was not spinning at all. the filter area waterfall was not even on.
    Only could be the control panel, the spa pack, or the motor. I unhooked the
    motor and spliced in an old 110v light plug and plugged it directly into a
    wall socket bypassing all the electronics and it would not turn on. I
    tested the capacitor and it was good…as you see in the video. only thing
    left is the motor itself. If the motor turned on, I would have started
    diagnosing the spa pack and control panel.

  7. I just replaced my old circ pump (Waterway 56 Executive 4hp) with a new one
    from spa depot. However, when I got the new pump going it got VERY hot,
    where I couldnt touch it for longer than 2 seconds. I called the spa depot
    and they said all my wiring was correct and it was normal for the brand new
    pump to get really hot when it starts. However, online everyone says its
    bad that you cant touch it. It has been 100 degrees outside here lately in
    Illinois but something just doesnt seem right? Thanks

  8. Kevin Chedivillie May 5, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    How did you know the heater circulating pump needed replacing — did it get
    hot to the touch while the spa was running —–??? mine has the slight hum
    in it but the water hoses dont look like any flow is going thru them and
    the motor gets pretty hot ….

  9. Hi just read your comment about the pressure switch. Im looking at a Vita
    Spa with a heater problem. Is the pressure switch located on the heater?

  10. how much does a new pump cost

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  12. Michael Durand May 5, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    was about 1,000.00

  13. MsGabbyGirlChicago May 5, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    This looks like a very costly repair but, very neat work!

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