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Is this a new install or is this something that has just come up? If it is a new install, the amperage on the breaker is too low. You will have to call an electrician to come in and check to see if the romex wire is large enough to handle a higher amp breaker. If not, it could be that the breaker has become weak and tripps prematurely. If it's not the breaker its self then the heating element is bad on the unit.

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Hire an electrician.  The breaker needs to be replaced or the wiring in your house is not able to handle it.  I believe most need 2-30amp breakers.

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