Tripping the Breaker

The Tank Tripping the Breaker

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  • #10979
    mhenjum
    Participant

    My water heater keeps tripping the breaker. For a while it was only needing to be reset with the red button every once and awhile and now it is tripping the breaker every day. I called a service repair man and he looked at it (doing nothing) and said I need a new water heater and it would cost 900.00. I don’t even think he removed the cover. This is an electric water heater, almost 10 years old, looks great on the outisde, attached to well water, in a mobile home. Any help would be greatly appreciated, really can’t afford 900.00.

    #10980
    Randy Schuyler
    Keymaster

    Find another service man and have him check the upper and lower elements and thermostats. Also be aware that there is a complete checklist of possible problems from the breaker down elsewhere on the site. If you go to the homepage, then Troubleshooting, then Tanklets, then Electric Water Heater Issues, it’s the first item.

    Once the person fixes this problem, have him try to remove the sacrificial anode and likely replace it. Otherwise, somewhere down the line, instead of no hot water, you’ll have hot water all over the floor.:shock:

    Randy Schuyler

    #10987
    mhenjum
    Participant

    Thanks, I will. 🙂

    #10989
    Ej
    Participant

    mhenjum wrote:

    I called a service repair man and he looked at it (doing nothing) and said I need a new water heater and it would cost 900.00.

    There are more and more so called service specialist pushing water heaters instead of repairing them. I see it everyday on warranty repairs when I ask the customer what happen to their old heater and their new heater is displaying the same problem. Good for you for not falling for this sales con.

    #11036
    mhenjum
    Participant

    I had a new service man come out, he replaced the thermostat and it cost me 91.00 for the service call and thermostat and I have had no problems since he came out. Yippee. Thanks so much for your help. 🙂

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