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Old 09-28-2012, 03:47 PM   #1
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Water Heater Trip Breaker/Reset


I have a water heater (installed in 1995) in the house I bought 2 years ago. About 9 months ago, it stopped working. I looked and it tripped the circuit breaker for the water heater. I turned the breaker back on and reset the water heater (open panel + push reset button). It worked fine for 6 months. About 3 months ago it stopped working, but this time did not trip the breaker. I reset it, and it has been working fine since.

I suppose it is nearing the end of its' life, but wanted to see if anyone has had a similar experience or has any input as to what could cause it to stop working twice (trip breaker once), but work again after being reset.

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Old 09-28-2012, 04:19 PM   #2
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Water Heater Trip Breaker/Reset


Shut the breaker off and check for loose conections on the heater and the breaker.

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