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One or both heating elements are shorting out and drawing too much current and dropping the breaker out,when you replace the offending element,replace its thermostat also located above it on most units

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Red reset button keeps kicking out, i reset button and works fine for a day or two then kicks out again


The reset button kicks out because the thermostat detects overheating.
Anything over 150 degrees, the reset kicks out.

This is caused by 4 things.
1) Bad upper or lower thermostat. Thermostat sticking in 'on' position and elements overheating water.
2) Factory-installed insulation and cover are removed
3) Bad element shorted to ground at center of element, and element continues heating with 120V through the ground wire.
4) Loose wire near upper thermostat, that is shorting and causing heat.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

Solution:
Check for missing insulation.
Check for loose and burned wires.
Replace both upper and lower thermostat.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

If problems continue, test water heater elements and replace bad element.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html

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I have a reliance 606 electric water heater. it heats water fine when its on...it keeps tripping the circuit in the breaker box though...How do I fix this? thank you!


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1) Test electricity to water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Test-electricity-to-water-heater.html
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We changed the therostat and it still kicks the reset button?


Sound like the heating elements are shorting out. Need to replace them after draininbg the tank. First shut off the breaker. Be safe and good luck

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