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http://waterheatertimer.org/Figure-Volts-Amps-Watts-for-water-heater.html
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25 amp breaker or fuse and 10 gauge wire is minimum acceptable for 4500 watt water heater.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Color-code-wire.html
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http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html#trip-breaker
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Fuses and breakers trip when overheating occurs on wire.
Each fuse or breaker is rated for heat, and over time, it will get hot and then cool and then get hot again ... this action weakens fuse or breaker.
To solve problem: install 3500 watt elements (and clean sediment out of tank). Wire will run cooler, and fuse will last longer. Whole fuse box will demand less power, and run cooler, and will last longer as a result. So there is less stress on electric service panel.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-water-heater-element.html
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The control thermostat on the blower housing is the one you need to change if it is getting too hot. It is taking too long to shut off the element. The only other thing it could be is a blocked vent making it overheat. The fuse is set for 350f the limit on the element is a 250 f one. I suspect the 250 f limit on the element is doing the drying not the control stat. Hence you getting overheat but not hot enough to blow the fuse.

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Hello,

That sounds to me as if the heat element has broken and when it broke a small part of it fell onto the metal housing where the heat element fits into,as a result of the broke element no longer being suppost safe and sound it the housing but instead it sat on the housing and created a short circuit that caused the fuse to blow.

By replacing the heat element it should once again heat and not blow the fuse


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One of the heating elements is stretching enough when it gets really hot and it is touching a metal part somewhere which blows the fuse...

Pull the heating element part out and you should be able to see where it is arcing and causing the short...

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On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)
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Check the thermal fuse. It is about one inch long and is located just inside the rear of the dryer and is usually attached to the exhaust duct. Test it for continuity with a multimeter. A lack of continuity indicates a blown thermal fuse. The heating element can be tested in the same manner. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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