Spa Side Error Codes

Spa Side Error Codes

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Balboa Spa Side Error Codes

  • pd = Power supply, unit running on battery backup
  • OH = Sensors reading 112-118° F.
  • OHH = Overheat. Spa has shut down. One sensor has detected 118º F at heater.
  • OHS = Overheat. Spa has shut down. One sensor has detected 110º F.
  • Flo = Improper flow or pressure switch malfunction
  • Cool = Water temp 20° below set point
  • ICE = Potential freeze condition has been detected
  • Sn1 = Hi-limit sensor malfunction
  • Sn3 = Temp sensor malfunction
  • SnA = Spa is shut down. Sensor plugged into jack A is not working.
  • Snb = Spa is shut down. Sensor plugged into jack B is not working.
  • SnS = Sensors out of balance. If alternating with temp, may be temporary condition. If display shows only this message (blinking) spa is shut down.
  • HFL = Substantial difference between temperature sensors detected. Could indicate a flow problem.
  • LF = Persistent low flow problems. (Displays on the 5th occurrence of "HFL" message with 24 hours).  Heater is shut down, but other spa functions run normally.
  • dr = Inadequate water detected in heater.
  • dry = Inadequate water detected in heater. (Displays on third occurrence of "dr" message).  Spa is shut down.
  • Pr = When spa is first actuated, it will go into Priming Mode.
  • ILOC = Interlock failure - possible pump or ozone spike.
  • (---) =Unknown water temperature. (Displays when first powered up after refill).
  • Std = Spa operating in Standard Mode.
  • Ecn = Spa operating in Economy Mode.
  • SE = Spa operating in Standard-in-Economy Mode.
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Gecko Spa Side Error Codes

  • FLO : Pressure switch failure,  switch open
  • FLC : Pressure switch failure,  switch closed
  • Prr : Temp sensor failure
  • Prh : Hi-limit sensor failure
  • HL : Sensor measuring 119 degrees
  • FrE : Possible freeze condition detected

Hurricane Spa Side Error Codes

  • PS : Flow or pressure switch failure
  • SH : Shorted sensor
  • OP : Open Sensor Degrees
  • LO : Temp below 60 degrees - freeze
  • HL : Temp above 118 degrees
  • OH : Spa temp exceeds acceptable limits
  • FLO : Flow problem
  • ICE : Freeze condition detected
  • SN1 : Hi-limit sensor failure
  • SN2 : Temp sensor failure

Spa Quip Spa Side Error Codes

  • err 1 (H20) : Prime Failed
  • err 3 : Stuck Button
  • err 4 : No Water Sensor
  • err 5 : Overtemperature
  • err 6 : Thermal Cut Out Tripped
  • err 7 : Stuck Relay
  • err 8 : No Temperature Data
  • 01 : Stuck Button
  • 02 : No Controller Data
  • 03 : Temperature Sensor
  • 04 : Water Sensor
  • 05 : Spa Over Temperature
  • 06 : Heater Thermal Cut Out
  • 07 : Stuck Heater Relay
  • 09 : Water Prime Failed

Hydro-Quip Spa Side Error Codes

  • C = Celsius
  • CL = Current Time of Day
  • ECdu = Economy Mode Duration
  • Econ = Economy Mode Turn On
  • F = Fahrenheit
  • Fldu = Filter Cycle Duration
  • Flon = Filter Cycle Turn On
  • FLC = Pressure Switch Alarm
  • FLO = Pressure Switch Alarm
  • FrEE = Freeze Protection Alarm
  • HL = High Temperature Alarm
  • Loc = Panel / Keypad Locked
  • PrH = Temperature Sensors Alarm
  • Prr = Temperature Sensors Alarm
  • Tu = Temperature Set Celsius
  • Tu = Temperature Set Fahrenheit
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Jacuzzi Whirlpool Spa Side Error Codes

  • OH = Overheat Protection (Heater is deactivated, pumps low speed is activated).
  • COOL = Spa water is more than 20° F cooler than the temperature set point.
  • FLO = Flow Switch (heater is deactivated. Pump may also be deactivated).
  • Hold = Panel sensors have been pressed too many times in a short period of time.
  • HOT = Circuit Board temperature has exceeded acceptable limit.
  • ICE = Freeze protection.  No action is necessary.
  • ICE2 =  Freeze protection.  No action is necessary.
  • PnL = Communication between the panel and circuit board is faulty.
  • ---- = "Watchdog" (spa is deactivated) A problem has been detected.
  • Sn1 = Open sensor (heater is deactivated) or  Shorted sensor (spa is deactivated).
  • Sn3 = Open or shorted sensor ( heater disabled).
  • FLO2 = Closed or shorted flow switch on system startup

Dream Maker Spa Side Error Codes

  • OH = Overheat 108° F, spa is deactivated. Do not enter the water.
  • FL = Flow. Pressure switch is not working.
  • SN = Non functional high temperature sensor.  Heater is deactivated.
  • F2 = 4 hours daily filtration
  • F4 = 8 hours daily filtration
  • F6 = 12 hours daily filtration
  • FC = continuous filtration

Sundance Spa Side Error Codes

  • ILOC : Interlock failure - possible pump or ozone spike
  • FLO : Pressure switch malfunction
  • Hold : Panel buttons pressed to many times to quickly
  • HOT : PCB temperature above acceptable limit - air blower on
  • ICE : Potential freeze condition
  • Pnl : Communication between PCB and panel interrupted
  • Sn1 : Hi-limit sensor failure
  • Sn3 : Temp sensor failure
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Vita Spa Side Error Codes

  • HiLi : Water temp over acceptable limit
  • BJ2P : Pump/Blower purge - normal condition
  • FP : Freeze protect-temp under acceptable condition
  • SS=0;SS=S;LS=O;LS=S : Multiple causes; open sensors, bad connection to panel, improper voltage, etc.        

Brett Spa Side Error Codes

  • OH : Temp exceeds 118 degrees
  • Fr : Freeze condition - temp below 40 degrees
  • FL : Pressure switch failure
  • EO : Shorted temp sensor
  • E1 : Open temp sensor
  • E2 : Shorted hi-limit sensor
  • E3 : Open hi-limit sensor
  • E4 : Shorted flow switch
  • E7 : Improper electrical connection
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Hercules Spa Side Error Codes

  • OH : Spa temp exceeds acceptable limits
  • FLO : Flow problem
  • ICE : Freeze condition detected
  • SN1 : Hi-limit sensor failure
  • SN2 : Temp sensor failure

ACC (Applied Computer Controls)

  • CoLd = Temperature in the spa heater housing is below 40° F. Status of the heater element is unknown. The low speed pump or circ pump will operate continuously until the temperature rises above 45° F.
  • OH = Over heat. The spa is at a temperature above 108° . Do not use spa when temperature is flashing or the OH message is displayed.
  • HLoH = Hi Limit Over Heat. Hi limit sensor is disconnected or shorted or the spa temperature is above 112° F.
  • SEoP = Sensor open or disconnected.  Heater disabled but the spa is operational.
  • SESH = Sensor short, nonfunctional. Heater disabled but the spa is operational.
  • PSoC = Pressure switch open with circulating pump.
  • PSoL = Pressure switch open with low pump.
  • PSoH = Pressure switch open with high pump.
  • ToE = Time out error. Rare system error.  Spa unusable.

Spa Builders Spa Side Error Codes

  • Sn1 = Nonfunctional high temperature sensor. Heater is deactivated.
  • Sn2 = Nonfunctional temperature sensor. Heater is deactivated.
  • FL1 = Water flow problem, inhibited or pressure switch malfunction. Check for proper spa water level and ensure pump is primed. Check for clogged filter.
  • FL2 = Pressure switch problem. Switch closed while pump is deactivated.
  • COL = Cool condition. If water temperature drops 20ºF below set temperature, low speed pump and heater activates to bring temperature within 15º of set temperature.
  • ICE = Freeze condition. 55ºF detected. Low speed pump and heater will activate until spa reaches 65ºF.
  • OH = High temperature condition, has reached 110ºF. Do not enter the spa. Low speed pump (and air blower if so equipped) will activate to assist in lowering temperature.
    --- = "Watchdog".  Water temperature has reached 118ºF. Entire system is disabled.  Contact qualified service technician.

CTI Spa Side Error Codes

  • th1/39 = On startup indicates temperature probe problem.
  • th2/current temperature = On startup indicates temperature probe problem.
  • th3/39 = On startup indicates water temperature less than 39° F.
    OH = Overheating, water over 112° F. System will restart when temp. drops.
  • hot = Overheating, water over 112° F. System will restart when temp. drops.
  • HL = High limit switch tripped.
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Blue Ridge Spa Side Error Codes (click here)

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Imperial Spa Spa Side Error Codes (click here)

Swift River Spa Side Error Codes (click here)

Winchester Spa Spa Side Error Codes (click here)


Flashing Light Spa Side Error Codes

1 flash - 3 second gap High Limit fault
2 flashes - 3 second gap Pressure/Flow switch short circuit
3 flashes - 3 second gap Pressure/Flow switch open circuit
4 flashes - 3 second gap Open circuit Sensor(s)
Flash - 1 second on, 1 second off Same as OH
Flash - briefly OFF once per second Same as Sn1 or Sn3
Flash - briefly ON once per second Same as FLC
Blinking Power Indicator Light - Hydromate High Limit tripped or, sensor fault
1 flash per second - onga 4352,
53, 95, etc
Pressure switch open circuit - could also be motor, or motor thermal overload
3 flashes per second - onga 4352,
53, 95, etc
Electronic fault - sensor (most common cause) or PCB
Green flashes - Spaquip Pulsar/2095 series Water sensor fault - lack of water
Red/Green alternate flashes Temperature sensor fault, open circuit, or high limit tripped - push Reset Rod