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50K BTU Reddy Heater Trips Circuit Breaker

My 50K BTU Reddy Heater Trips Circuit Breaker on the heater after about 30 seconds of running. Any idea of the cause?


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Re: 50K BTU Reddy Heater Trips Circuit Breaker

If the unit lights Check the photo cell this can be done with an ohm meter and good light. Should have continuity in light.

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It sounds like the unit is tripping the breaker because the breaker is not rated high enough to handle the heaters power usage! If its not that then it may very well be the thermostat needs replaced in unit!
Test at a friends house to see if its your system or the unit!

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