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Heater will not work, trips the reset button constantly. No help from manufacturer.

This a new unit, 7/06.Air was a problem when it was to hot, manufacturer claims to much humidity, sold be a pump for next summer. Now the heat unit is constantly cutting off after fifteen minutes if I am lucky. Is there a chance these units are in need of recall. The one day the units heat system worked it was wonderful. The next day it started the constant shut offs, I push the reset, runs about 15 minutes or less, will not turn on without the reset. I am fearful this will cause a fire.

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First of all I would make sure that you have it set up as instructed by the manufacturer guide or owners manual. If the plug is getting warm, replace the receptacle or try it in another outlet. Do not use an extension cord unless it is rated at the current that the unit is suppose to draw. If problem persist,contact Soleus International at contact@soleusair.com (888) 876-5387. They promise a 1 year warranty. http://www.soleusair.com/Consumer/index.htm If you are not satisfied with the unit and their warranty, contact the place you bought it from and try them. Report them to the BBB if still unsatisfied. Good luck. kstfas

Posted on Oct 23, 2006

  • Ronnie Mason
    Ronnie Mason Oct 01, 2007

    Hi,
    Did you get your AC problem taken care of? Please let me know.
    Thanks,
    kstfas

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Why Does My Electric Water Heater Reset Button Keep Tripping? So the red reset button on your electric water heater keeps popping out and needing to be reset.
Here's the most likely problem: The water in your water heater is getting too hot.
When the water temperature in your water heater exceeds 180°, the red reset button (also known as the high-limit switch) trips. This tripping protects you from getting scalded or burned when using hot water in your home.
OK, but then what's causing the water in your water heater to get so hot? The most likely cause is a bad thermostat.
How a bad thermostat causes your water heater reset button to trip Electric water heaters have a lower and upper thermostat-one for each heating element.
The thermostats are responsible for controlling the heating elements. When the water has cooled off, the thermostats kick on the heating elements to heat the water. And once the water has reached your desired temperature, the thermostats shut off the heating element.
(This is very similar to the way your heating and air conditioning thermostat controls your home HVAC system.)
But these thermostats can go bad. When they do, they sometimes get stuck in the "on" position. This means that that the heating element continues to heat your water, eventually causing the high-limit switch to trip.
The fix: The bad thermostat needs to be replaced. A plumber can use a multimeter to test the thermostats and find out which one is bad.
Other problems that can cause your high-limit switch to trip While a bad thermostat is the most common reason your water heater's reset button may trip, it's not the only one. Other common causes include:
  • A shorted heating element-It may be that the thermostat is working just fine and shutting off the heating element. But a short in the element is causing it to continue to heat your water.
  • Loose wiring-A loose wire in the water heater can generate heat that can cause the high-limit switch to trip.
  • Bad high-limit switch-The switch itself may be malfunctioning and tripping when it shouldn't be.

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