Welcome to Backyardplus! In this post we are going to show you how to test the pressure switch on a 2006 – forward Hot Spot and Solana Spa. If you have double dashes on your control panel, it means you have a bad pressure switch. This test is very easy and will only take a couple of minutes. First, let’s go over the tools you will need.
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Tools You Will Need to Test the Pressure Switch in a 2006-Forward Hot Spot and Solana Spa:
- A large Phillips head or flat-head screwdriver
This is the error code you will see on your control panel when you have a bad pressure switch. Now, let’s do the pressure switch test!
Step 1. Disconnect power from the spa and remove the control box lid.
Step 2. Unplug the pressure switch from the pressure switch port on the motherboard.
Step 3. Remove the filter cartridge.
Step 4. Reconnect power to the spa.
Step 5. Immediately start the low-speed pump by pressing the JETS button once. You may have to wait a few seconds for the control box to boot up before you can get the low-speed jet to turn on.
Step 6. Jump the two pressure switch pins (top two pins on the Hawk Box) by touching the pins together with a large Phillips head screwdriver. Hold the screwdriver down firmly between the two pins for at least 15 to 20 seconds. You need to make a solid connection between the two pins.
The red HEAT light (D20) on the motherboard will come on and the double dashes on the control panel will go away. This means you have a bad pressure switch!
Step 7. If the red LED HEAT light fails to come on and the double dashes don’t disappear, repeat the test using a different screwdriver. Sometimes you will have to do the test a few times before the red HEAT light turns on and the double dashes disappear.
Note: A bad pressure switch turns the heater off. If the red HEAT light (D20) turns on when you jump the pressure switch, it means you have a bad pressure switch. If the pressure switch test doesn’t work after several attempts, you may have a bad control box.
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