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Shake it and see if the tilt switch resets. >>replace anti tilt switch

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When heat turned on it trips out

Heaters tend to have safety features to make sure they don't start fires. Depending on the particulars of your heater, some things to consider:
  1. Most heaters have a tip sensor, so that they'll turn off if they are tipped over. If it's tipped right now, put it level and see if that helps. you might also try tipping it (while unplugged) through a wide range of angles, see if you can hear a switch engaging/disengaging, or something like a pendulum making contact with a wall. If that switch is stuck or mis-aligned, that may be the issue.
  2. If the heater has a fan to blow air in the room, see if the inlet side of the fan is clogged with dust bunnies or an inadvertently dropped rag. Or if it's been backed against something that may be blocking the inlet. No air going through to move heat away is an overheat danger and possible lock-out.
  3. If the heater has a pivot to turn the outlet side to side, see if it is impeded or blocked. If the pivot is engaged and the swinging head hits something, it can tip the heater over. Run into something, stop moving, probably shut off the heater.
  4. Heater usually has some sort of thermostat, or level-of-heat setting. if this sensor is defective, it may think that the system is too hot, and shut the system off. Many systems like this will be rigged to shut off if the sensor fails or goes open circuit, so that a defective or broken temp sensor doesn't just register as 'really cold, ramp up the heat power' and cause a fire.
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Heater will not turn on after a tip over

Some heaters are equipped with a safety switch that removes power if it is tipped. The switch may not have reset or it may be necessary to try turning the heater in various ways to get it to reset. There is a possibility that the tipover switch may have acted only once, then failed.

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lakewood makes several styles of heaters,if it is the steam looking version,i don't think it has a tip over switch,because it cant start a fire...the tip over switch version has the counter balance switch in the casing under the coil and fan check to see if it is working ,just turn it on and tip it over ,try it a couple of directions,if it shuts off it works.its not a thermocouple...

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Do you have both screws to tip the unit off. If not they are available at your local hardware store or big box store. First take a closer look around if two are not on there, it may have come loose or is otherwise not mounted correctly to tip the heater back on...
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My patton prh11 heater keeps acting like its going to come on for maybe about a minute or so and then actually comes on. It just keeps turning on and off constantly. Maybe about 15 times in a minute.

These heaters all have safety devises in them some for tip over and all for over heating. Your problem sounds as if it has a bad over heating sensor. These will have two wires one in one out, it is usually a positive wire. When they sense that the heater is to hot it shuts it down upon cooling it allows the heater to turn back on. The tip switch does the same if upright it turns on if tipped it turns it off. They are mechanical and thermal switches and they do go bad. These can be jumped out to trouble shoot the problem but I would not run it with out these safety devices in it.

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The water level probably dropped enough in the water heater to et the top element out of the water and it burnt out that element...

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tap the heater gently. i say GENTLY, in the area of the on switch. try this several times. usually the tip over mechanism will stick. i say gently.

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