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There are three possibilities: the circuit is not rated for the power draw of the water heater, the breaker has failed or there is a problem with the water heater.

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Q: Why would your electric water heater kick the breaker?
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Why would you not have hot water in the water heater?

mebhi boroking pipeIf an electric water heater, the circuit breaker has tripped or the element(s) or thermostat(s) could be bad. Have a plumber check it.

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Why do we got electric shock during consumption of water in electric heater?

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Why would condensation build up in an electric water heater and trip the breaker in a garage in Florida and you shut off the water heater frequently because it's a 2nd home?

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