Hot water breaker tripped again!!


Old 02-08-00, 07:40 AM
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Breaker for hot water tank was tripping a few months ago,but lowering the water temp appeared to work.Well guess what,It did it again a couple times in a row the other day.Excessive hot water was not being used.Please,what could be the possible problems causing this?(element burned out?)Thank You much ahead of time!
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Old 02-09-00, 06:11 PM
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hello jake,
from the info u put in your post im betting u have a bad heating element/elements, whin an element starts going bad u can prolong them some times by lowering the temp. could also be the thermastat but not as likley.
Old 02-09-00, 09:30 PM
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You most likely have an elemnt(s) going bad. There is a slim chance you have a nuisance trip from a breaker going bad. How old is the breaker?

Without a clamp on ammeter it is difficult to tell exacly what is wrong, but as i said it is most likely yhe element. Do you know how to change it out?


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