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I have a Kohler spa tub. I want to change the air switch on the top of a Kohler Proflex #1157 motor. I cannot seem to figure out how to get the top of the switch off. I cannot find any screw heads.

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I don't know this specific tub, but here's the pictoral. The button (90105) should come out of its base, held by friction of O ring. This should allow you to disconnect the pressure line. If you are looking to replace the complete assembly, likely you will need a basin wrench to reach nut (65157).
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SOURCE: The air pressure switch is bad, motor is still

Check for an air switch at your local hot tub store

take the old one in so they can match it up to a new one

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