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I have a Rheem Warrior Class Model 72-52-2 240/208 wattage, manufature date 9-2005 in a trailer house. The breaker keeps tripping. When I reset the breaker, it will heat for a minute and then trip again. Will a new heating element fix this? Thank you

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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.

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