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  • Roger Jelinek Apr 07, 2011

    What exactly trips? If a heating appliance tries to light a few times and fails. It will lock out and need a manual reset to warn you of trouble.

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It is getting too hot. possibly from your pump getting plugged with sediment or going out.

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