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How to Repair a Water Heater Tripping Circuit Breaker
By Dave Rongey
Summary: Electrical Circuits Question: Hi Dave i have a hosrstmann economy 7 quartz water heater and every time i switch it on the whole house trips,is there anything i should be checking or should i call in an electrician? I'm concerned that i may be wasting his time if it might be something straight forward,your advice would be much appreciated.
Why a Water Heater may be Tripping the Main Circuit Breaker
Water Heater Tripping the Main Circuit Breaker
Hi Dave, I have a hosrstmann economy 7 quartz water heater.
Every time I switch it on the whole house trips. Is there anything I should be checking or should I call in an electrician?
I'm concerned that i may be wasting his time if it might be something straight forward,your advice would be much appreciated.
Thanks- Garry M.
Hi Garry - Great Electrical Repair Question!
It sounds like you may have a defective water heater.
The water heater may have a direct short which is tripping the fault protection for your home I would return it and try another one. Make sure your existing circuit has enough capacity for the additional load.
Do-it-yourself electrical circuits projects can be rewarding, but please be careful! Always make sure the circuit is off.
NEVER work on live electrical circuits.
For best results contact a Licensed Electrical Contractor
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