hot water heater reset button is tripping
wattage on the elements would not trip the high limit (red button on the top thermostat )only the circuit breakers if that were the case, if you only disconnected the two wire on the elements and not the thermostats then you can not wire them back incorrectly, chances are you have a thermostat that is going bad, usually the bottom one that does not have a reset button, i would replace them, both could be one or the others but checking which one could get tricky so its faster just to change them both. the high limit only detects temp, not electrical use or fault, when you replace them now you must be careful on wiring them in.
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