Question about Water Heaters
The themal cut out keeps tripping perodicly, resets for a week or two and then trips again
Type, model, brand, age of water heater, and general installation of water heater are unknown.
1) Electric tank-type water heater: replace thermostats and test elements.
2) Gas tank-type: replace gas control valve, clean air intake screen/ location varies by brand:
3) Tankless: call service technician, or replace tankless with tank-type and save money long-term.
4) Add comment and describe water heater using label located on side of unit, and include what you are doing to 'reset' the thermal cut-out.
Posted on Jan 05, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would say you have a bad element in the bottom.If the water is cold and heat until the top thermostat reach it tempture,then switch the bottom element and then the breaker trip.So replace the bottom element.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
Yes it is most likely shorted out to test remove the wires after you have disconneted the breaker turn off the water and drain water then remove it and replace it.
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
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The paid answerers may have a person who knows your product and the problems associated with your model.
I believe they offer a refund if the 'fix' doesn't work.
The manual might also have troubleshooting.
Each day I see 20-25 unanswered questions about tankless water heaters.
And the day before, there were same number of unanswered questions about tankless products.
The number of questions shows the complexity of the machines, the brand-specific-ness of the problems, and the inability of the manufactures to take care of their customers.
If I understand correctly, the manufacturer will refer you to the installer.
There are not many ways a do-it-yourself-er can fix a tankless.
And a repair generally takes somebody trained by the manufacturer.
Posted on Nov 03, 2010
the element is shorted out causing this issue.
I have had that happen to me before.
or there is a water leak dripping down on it and causing it to trip the reset switch.
Posted on Nov 14, 2010
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