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Old 02-16-2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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kenmore electric waterheater reset button trippin


why does evertime after a shower does the reset botton on waterheater trip and have to reset it is a kenmore power viser 12

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Could be an element starting to fail. Are there any signs of moisture around the connections?

Eventually the thermostat will not reset if this continues to happen.


How old is the water heater? May be time to replace the electronic components in it.


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If youíre talking about the red button on the thermostat thatís popping then you have a bad thermostat that is not shutting down. Lower or upper could be either one. Thatís a temper plate that detects heat only.
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