Water heater trips breaker at circuit box.

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    • #277862
      MasterPlumbers
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      I have a Rheem electric water heater. I replaced both heating elements. Now it trips the breaker after a couple of minutes. Not sure what the problem is can you help?

    • #297273
      Selgas
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      Check the thermostat for correct operation and wiring sounds like you have a faulty thermostat. Also check the resistance through the electic elements with the power supply SHUT OFF at the main supply switch – I know you have replaced them but it is possible to buy a dud and a shorted out element will certainly cause the circuit to trip out, so will an incorrectly wired up one. Have them checked by an electrician.



      Selgas Services Ltd
      Craftsman Gasfitters, Plumbers, Electrical Service Technicians

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