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Keeps tripping gfi upon turning switch on. ruled out burner plate after disconnecting wire. element looks to be in one peace and no wires are exposed for dead short. anyone ever encounter same problem?

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  • sph1469 Mar 03, 2009

    Thanks I am going to order part today and will keep you posted on the outcome.

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Hello. I have seen the tank heater not blown, however, it has a high resistance to ground through the water, replace it, and all is fine. You would need a good multimeter to test this problem, there must be a small crack in the sheath of the element, and is able to bleed a little leakage through the water, not enough for a normal outlet, but a gfi, no good.

Hope this helps, and thank you.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

  • Jim Apr 13, 2009

    How did you make out on this? is it better now?

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