Jacuzzi Bathtub Troubleshooting

Updated February 21, 2017

Installing a jacuzzi bathtub in your home is the perfect way to relax away the troubles of the day and reduce the level of stress in your daily life. These excellent units can be the perfect addition to any home, but it is important for jacuzzi owners to know what to do when something goes wrong. Professional repairs to a jacuzzi tub can be quite costly, so knowing how to solve common problems on your own can save you a lot of money.

No Power to the Pump

Note that the pump is at the heart of any jacuzzi tub, and that if the pump is not working, the bubbling action is lost. If the pump is not working, the first and most obvious thing to check is the power to the outlet. To test the outlet simply plug in another appliance to make sure there is power to the outlet. If there is no power, it is possible that a fuse has blown or that the circuit breaker has been tripped. If the outlet is hot be sure to make sure the air tube is firmly connected to the pump. If the air tube is not properly connected the pump will not be able to operate properly.

Jets Not Working

Check the jets next if the pump is operating, but the jets are not working. If the jets are not completely open, rotate them counterclockwise and see if the jets begin to operate. If the jets are still not working properly, check for a clogged suction cover. To check the suction cover first, turn the motor off and remove the safety cover. Check the suction cover for any accumulated debris, remove that debris and replace the safety cover. Then turn the motor back on and check the jets.

Water Leakage

Check the tightness of the pump unions if there is water leaking from the unit. If those unions have been tightened too much, the O-rings may become pinched, and that could allow water to leak out. To resolve this issue simply loosen the unions, reseat the O-rings and make sure they are not pinched or damaged. Then tighten the unions but be careful not to overtighten.

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Based in Pennsylvania, Bonnie Conrad has been working as a professional freelance writer since 2003. Her work can be seen on Credit Factor, Constant Content and a number of other websites. Conrad also works full-time as a computer technician and loves to write about a number of technician topics. She studied computer technology and business administration at Harrisburg Area Community College.