This is an instructional guide outlining the steps to install the In-Line Auto-Reset Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter* for all Plug & Play Spas (includes Portables and Acrylics).
Also applicable for those who are replacing the older GFCI Head with the In-Line version.
A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) or Residual Current Device (RCD) is a device used to reduce the risk of electric shock.
It shuts off an electric circuit when it detects that current is flowing along an unintended path, possibly through water or through a person.
Over time the GFCI will need to be replaced depending on use and environment.
NOTE: The new In-line GFCI will have a 20ft cord attached to the shell. If you are replacing your previous GFCI Head with the In-line GFCI, the 20 ft cord can simply be removed and stored away as it will not be needed.
Simply install the existing cord by inserting the wires into the terminals of the new shell.
Step 1: Remove the 4 screws securing the cover plate to the shell and lift off the plate.
Step 2: Loosen the 3 terminal screws enough to release the wires then remove the 2 screws along with the cable clamp securing the cord.
Step 3: Remove the cable and make sure there is enough exposed wire to be inserted into the terminals.
Step 4: Insert the wires into the correct terminals (Black to Brass, Green to Green, White to Bright) and tighten the screws.
Step 5: Install the cable clamp (2 screws) making sure the clamp is holding the black casing (rather than touching the 3 wires).
Step 6: Apply the cover plate and tighten the 4 screws. Be sure to remove the plastic cover from the plug prongs and test the plug in a standard household outlet (press "Reset" to turn on).
Making the Right Connections
Below are examples of POOR CONNECTIONS
NOTE: Do not plug the GFCI into an extension cord. Your spa should be plugged directly into a dedicated household outlet to reduce chances of damage.
Please also ensure that the plug makes full contact with the outlet.
If water gets into the GFCI plug, it will cause it to trip. Be sure to protect the plug from rain/snow.
If you require any further assistance, please contact Customer Service.