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Immersion heater tripping circuit breaker

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Ironfist, 14 Jun 2005.

  1. Ironfist

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    Probably a simple question for you all.

    My Immersion heater circuit tripped last night. I suspected a faulty element so I removed the thermostat element and turned on the circuit again. The circuit now didn't trip which implied that the fault did not lay somewhere else in the wiring. However, when I replaced the thermostat element with a new one, the circuit tripped again. Is it likely that the whole immersion heater will need replacing or is there something else I could try first?
     
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    You need a new element by the sound of it.
     
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    If you remove the thermostat the heating element doesn't get any power :idea: so you wouldn't expect it to trip any more than you would if it wasn't switched on!
    You need a whole new immersion heater, which should come with a thermostat which meets current regs.
     
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    OK, thanks.
     

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