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perryj 12-06-2011 10:28 PM

water heater high temp. switch
 
I have a single element electric water heater. The high temp. switch will not stay made. I'm having to push the reset button on the switch every few hours. Any ideas?

joecaption 12-07-2011 06:03 AM

How old is it?
I think you mean the thermostate not the high limit switch.
Check for loose connections there and back at the panel. A loose connection will cause a faulse trip.

Puddlesx5 12-15-2011 05:23 AM

When the Hi limit switch is popped it is telling you that the water is too hot (usually about 160 - 190 degrees ) . The main reason for the water to be too hot is the thermostat is malfunctioning . I would start with replacing the thermostat and a new hi-limit thermostat.


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