Whirlpool bath jet replacement or refinishing

Replacing jet internals.                                                                                 Read to me: Replacing jet internals

Over time the jet internals may become discolored or even break. All jet internals can be removed an replaced with new internals. They generally are not very expensive and most unscrew and include the outer trim and the interior eyeball or nozzle. It is important to check with the whirlpool bath manufacturer of the bath for the particular jets. You will need to know the approximate year the bath was made and the model. Most manufactures change jet styles every few years so the year is very important. Don’t attempt to buy jet internals just by the appearance. There are hundreds of makes and models that appear to be the same, but are different size and threading. Also, not all jet screw on and many in recent years pop on by pulling the jet face outward from the wall of the bath.

Whirlpool bath jet

Typical whirlpol bath jet internal.

If you are not successful in locating the jets, you have another option if you have all the original parts. The jets can be refinished to a like new appearance with a automotive paint. We perform this service at Izzi for $325 for most whirlpools. Due to the large number of manufacturer that have discontinued their jets, it may be your only option. A typical whirlpool bath often will last more then 20 years and often the jets and controls are operational but no longer look attractive due to fading or corrosion.

8 thoughts on “Whirlpool bath jet replacement or refinishing

  1. carol masselink

    We are purchasing an older condo (1989) with a whirlpool bath that is perfect but has brass hardware. Can the hardware be replaced by chrome?

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    1. Lonny Izlar Post author

      It is doubtful that the same jets and available. Your best bet is too paint the Jet and controls the same color as the bath with a good metal or automotive paint. If they can be removed, we epoxy paint them for $300. 800-214-7440

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  2. Barbara

    We purchased an 8 yr old home. A jet was damaged (long story). We are trying to find a replacemet jet. We cannot find the name of the tub. We have had holes cut in both closet walls attempting to do this. All we can find is a model number and serial number. Is there any way at all to locate this part with this info? The tub is 8 yrs old. It is the original that was put in when the house was built.
    Thanks,
    Barbara

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    1. Lonny Izlar Post author

      There are many manufactures of whirlpool jets and each manufacture has many models. My recommendation would be to remove the jet and wall fitting, measure the hole in the bathtub and buy a compatible jet. It might have a slightly different look, but should be mostly unnoticeable. If you want to email me a picture to Izzibath@Hotmail.Com I will see if I recognize the jet brand for you. Your alternative is to replace the whirlpool with a newer model. Seeing you have gone to the trouble of getting access to the jet, you probably should go ahead and find a compatible replacement. I will see if we have one after you send me a picture.

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  3. Gretchen

    We are trying to replace the jets in our jacuzzi tub. One of the jets is completely broken so refinishing them to look new isn’t an option. So far we have been unsuccessful in trying to find replacement jets. Previously you suggested measuring the diameter of the hole in the tub to find a replacement that would work. Will this method work for us? Our tub is not a ” whirlpool” brand but rather something like americast . We have been trying to find a solution to this problem for two years. Alternatively, if no jets can be found is there a plug of some kind that we can pull out all the jets and install to convert our jacuzzi into a garden tub? Any help would be wonderful!!!

    Thanks
    Gretchen

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    1. Lonny Izlar Post author

      Americaste, sounds like a type of cultured marble. This may require a longer jet wall fitting. Replacing the jet with a similar jet that fits the whole should not be a problem as long as you can get to the pipes in the back of the whirlpool. Before removing the jet, I would determine if you can adequately get to the piping and also if it is flexible or hard pipe. If it is hard pipe, the plumbing will be a lot more difficult. I have not heard of any plugs for capping off the whirlpool, and this is probably not a practical solution. If you let me know the wall thickness and hole diameter I can see if I have a jet in stock that will work for you. Also, you may want to consider rejetting the entire bath if you can access it or remove it from the deck. A new replacement bath could be purchased for about $1300. 6jetkit.aspx”>http://www.whirlpoolbaths.us/iz-6jetkit.aspx

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  4. Deborah

    I cannot find a model number or year on the tub. In removing the jets for cleaning one broke. The jets screw into the tub with the nozzle length 3 1/2″; faceplate 2 3/4″; single center directional cap. I have searched the internet since I was told at a local supplier that I must have the model and number. Can you help?

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    1. Lonny Izlar Post author

      There are hundreds of different jet designs out there installed by about 40 different manufactures. It is nearly impossible to distinguish them without actually having them in hand. You might try posting some pictures and I will see what I can do. I also have a connection with an engineer at waterways plastics that has a lot of history in the industry that might know. Try looking for the manufacture’s information in the access to the pump on the back of the whirlpool.

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