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Old 2009-10-30, 11:42 AM
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hey all, i have a tub with 6 jets. we noticed that a couple of jets don't work and i think one barely works. is this something that can be easily fixed or does it involve taking out the tub?
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Old 2009-10-30, 12:55 PM
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The jet outlets should have adjustable rings around them to control the force of the water flow. Next time you fill the tub, check that these are "open".
The jets may not be defective but only closed.

If the outlets are defective they can be replaced individually without removing the tub (depending on how your tub was installed and access to it).

If your home is still within the 1st year, inform your builder and have them correct it.
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Old 2009-10-30, 12:59 PM
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ok thanks, i'll try that next time.
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Old 2009-10-30, 01:34 PM
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you're in a new house - put it on your form and call your builder's service guy to come look at it. they probably won't take out the tub - if they need to access anything, they could pop the skirt, pop a tile, or go through an adjacent wall.
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Old 2009-10-30, 02:04 PM
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ya all my jets spin 360 to adjust angle and water pressure, trying turning them, also make darn sure you dont have a face cloth or bar of soap stuck against the water inlet screen LOL that will drop all presuure
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Old 2009-10-30, 02:09 PM
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what's a water inlet screen?

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make darn sure you dont have a face cloth or bar of soap stuck against the water inlet screen LOL that will drop all presuure
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Old 2009-10-30, 02:43 PM
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It looks similar to a drain but you'll find it on the inside face of your tub. It has a mesh cover that sucks water in (which goes through the pump and back out through the jets). Its about 4" in diameter.
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Old 2009-10-30, 03:17 PM
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the only thing on the inside face of the tub is the silver thing that has the chain with the water stopper. it doesn't look like a drain.

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It looks similar to a drain but you'll find it on the inside face of your tub. It has a mesh cover that sucks water in (which goes through the pump and back out through the jets). Its about 4" in diameter.
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Old 2009-10-30, 03:39 PM
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It may not be on the face, but you will find a grille/mesh or plastic inlet approx 6"-10" above the floor of the tub somewhere inside. It looks similar to a drain opening in your kitchen sink.

If you in fact have a whirlpool type tub there will be an inlet as the impeller/motor requires a flow of water from the tub.

Take a closer look and you should find it. It will be on the inside of the tub.
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Old 2009-10-30, 04:02 PM
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homie could yours be covered with cocking?
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