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I need to replace a waterproof electric box that is

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I need to replace a waterproof electric box that is connected to the whirlpool bath as current box is exposed at the back. I do not know what the switch is called, so I cannot buy a replacement. Please tell me what I need to look for
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Michael replied 8 months ago.

Hi is that the box is called a GFI outlet power box;-)

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I googled it but I cannot find it. Attached is a picture of what I am referring to
Expert:  Michael replied 8 months ago.

Hi, Oh, I see, that one is just a standard electrical junction wiring box.

How do you knwo it needs to be replaced?

I would remove the cover, then make sure there is power going to the unit using a meter to check that for voltage should be about 240 VAC. If that's all good, then simply replace the cover and use silicone rubber caulk to seal it so its water tight once again. If you still have a problem with the Whirlpool unit please let me know.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
The Whirlpool engineer who replaced the pump told me the box has no back and the wires can be exposed to water. Are you kayoing this box comes without a cover?
Expert:  Michael replied 8 months ago.

Hi thanks for that;-)

In that case, I would just measure that box, and take those measurements down to the local hardware or electrical store if you have one and they will match one up for you right there that will fit and be safe and waterproof;-)

But I would also add a GFI interrupter fro true safely from shocks.

They will knwo what you mean when you tell that GFI it stands for Ground Fault Interrupter.

If anything were ever to go wrong where there was a possibility of water and you connecting to electric it trips instantly and is resettable as well.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
OK. Thanks for that

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