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Light working but when the heater is turned on the breaker trips

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The heating coil in a lot of this style heater is a springlike coil mounted in insulating holders. I am not sure about your particular heater but what has usually been the problem with these heaters is that the coil has broken and shorted to earth. Turn off power at the trip and remove the heating element cover and the electrical cover on the heater. If you can not see any physical damage put an ohm meter between the element and the earth screw in the electrical connection box. If the meter shows any continuity the element is faulty and needs to be replaced. Hope this is of some help.
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