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Repair Bathtub Spa Jets

Jets in this spa-style tub churn the water. Photo: JacuzziJacuzzi

Jets in this spa-style tub churn the water. Photo: Jacuzzi

If your bathtub spa jets suddenly cease to work, take the following steps:

1Check the electrical panel’s circuit breaker to see if it has tripped. If it has, reset it.

2If that isn’t the problem, consult your owner’s manual to see if the pump has a “high limit manual reset” or a separate circuit breaker on the equipment. If it has either of these, try resetting it.

3Spa jets still don’t work? Turn off the spa’s electrical circuit and call a repair person. The problem could be anything from a loose wire to a faulty float switch to a bad pump. (When the repair person arrives, be sure to let him or her know you’ve turned off the circuit.)

About Don Vandervort
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Don Vandervort has developed his expertise for more than 30 years, as Building Editor for Sunset Books, Senior Editor at Home Magazine, author of more than 30 home improvement books, and writer of countless magazine articles. He appeared for 3 seasons on HGTV’s “The Fix,” and served as MSN’s home expert for several years. Don founded HomeTips in 1996.

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