Why is my hot tub tripping the breaker?

When an electrical problem pops up, you will want to take care of it quickly. Failing to do so may only cause it to become a much bigger issue later. However, it is not a good idea to handle it yourself. Instead, you should rely on us. Our company employs the best electricians Staffordshire has available.

Electricians StaffordshireEveryone loves taking a relaxing soak in their hot tub. When you turn it on though, nothing might happen. There may be no power going to it. If this is the case, there is a good chance that your ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) breaker tripped. Don’t panic if you encounter this complication. This isn’t uncommon, and the causes aren’t difficult to spot either. All you need to know is what to look for and where.

Once you pinpoint the problem, it will be a surprisingly easy fix. You should still leave the repairs to us however.

A worn out breaker

Perhaps the most apparent reason why the hot tub is tripping your breaker is that it is worn out. A nearby lightning strike, power surges, and age can cause the breakers to fail. Luckily, it is not hard to figure out whether this is the case. If you have yet to flip the breaker, do so. Should it trip again immediately, a bad or worn part is probably the issue.

One way to be sure is to disconnect everything from your GFCI and flip it on again. If there is nothing connecting to the breaker and it trips, you must replace it.


It could just be a case that the breaker is moist. If it is, then drying it will solve the problem in most cases. You will need to do some more troubleshooting if the breaker flips when it appears to be completely dry.

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If you would like to work with the finest electricians Staffordshire has, make sure you contact us. We have a wealth of skills, meaning we can take on various jobs. Whether it is an issue with a specific appliance or you want to upgrade your wiring, call on us.