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Heater won't stay on more than a few minutes before tripping the breaker.

I turn the heater on and it works for about 15 minutes then trips the breaker and stops.

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  • rahnee Dec 19, 2007

    I had a proffessional come over and I have a bad breaker. Also the insulation was loose so whenever the fan started it was sucking the insulation to the fan input and blocking the airflow. I found an independant contractor who only charges $20 to tell you what is wrong and how to fix it yourself.

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Blower motor is overloading. check and oil the bearings or you may need to replace the motor. check grainger supply.

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Open top cover on water heater and push in red reset button that might be tripped.
If reset is tripped, water heater should turn ON.
If reset will not reset, then replace upper thermostat:
If reset is not tripped out, then it is OK, so test two top wires on upper thermostat.
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