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How to Replace a GFCI Breaker on a Hot Spring Spa, Tiger River Spa and Hot Spot Spa

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Welcome to Backyardplus! In this post, we show you how to replace a GFCI circuit breaker. Before we get started, let’s go over the tools you will need.

Tools you will need:

  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Flat head screwdriver
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Step 1.  Go to the main electrical panel and turn OFF the breaker feeding the subpanel.

Step 1. Turn off main breaker-

Step 2.  Open up the subpanel and remove the front cover.

Step 2. Remove the front cover-

Step 3.  Disconnect the two hot wires and the neutral wire going from the GFCI breaker to the spa.

Step 3. Disconnect wires-

Step 4. Disconnect the GFCI neutral from the neutral bus bar and remove the GFCI breaker.

Step 4.1 disconnect the neutral bus bar-
Step 4. disconnect neutral and remove 1-

Step 5. Install the new GFCI breaker and connect the neutral pigtail wire to the bus bar.

Step 5. install the GFCI-

Step 6. Connect the spa neutral wire and the two spa hot wires to the correct terminals on the GFCI breaker.

Step 6. Connect the spa wires-

Step 7. Reinstall the sub-panel cover.

Step 7. Reinstall the cover-

Step 8. Go to the main electrical panel and turn ON the breaker feeding the subpanel.

Step 8. Turn main breaker ON-

Step 9. Test the breaker: With the handle in ON position, press “Push to test”. The handle should move to “Trip” position indicating that the GFCI has opened the circuit.

Step 9. Turn GFI breaker ON-
Step 9.1 Test GFI-

Step 10. To restore power, move the handle to “OFF” and then “ON”.

Step 10. Turn GFI off-
Step 10.1 Turn GFI ON-

We have power! Good job!

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Watch the video here! “How to Replace a GFCI Breaker on a Hot Spring Spa, Tiger River Spa and Hot Spot Spa”

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