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Immersion heater tripping circuit breaker


 
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Ironfist

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:02 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:18 pm Reply with quote

You need a new element by the sound of it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:19 pm Reply with quote

If you remove the thermostat the heating element doesn't get any power icon_idea.gif 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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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:38 am Reply with quote

OK, thanks.
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