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vvgeorge

12:52AM | 03/14/05
Member Since: 01/04/05
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We just bought a older house that has a whirl pool tub. It worked fine for a while but now when we try to use it by priming it, it does not fire up. Any solutions?

Jim D

11:41PM | 03/14/05
Member Since: 01/06/01
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VVGeorge - hi, I fixed a broken whirlpool tub in my last rental house so here's a couple things to check.

Did it quit all of a sudden after routine use? Do you hear the pump motor working? If both answers are "yes," then I'd suspect a broken impeller in the pump. Most impellers are made of hard plastic and they will weaken over time, and snap where the impeller shaft threads onto the pump.

The problems I had with the one I fixed were (1) the impeller was broken and (2) the pump wouldn't prime repeatedly. The impeller repair isn't hard but you have to pull the impeller housing apart. It's where the water flows through the pump. Your local pool or spa dealer can get you the correct impeller, or you can take the pump in to them and let them fix it.

I fixed the priming problem by replacing the old impeller cover with a small water holding tank/filter basket. It held about 1/2-gallon of water, and I primed it before starting it up the first time. After that, the tub worked fine and was working fine when I moved out 3 years later.

I hope this helps some - good luck! Jim D/West Point, VA
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