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Why Does My Water Heater Keep Tripping Out My Breaker?

Updated: Dec 16, 2021

When your water heater keeps tripping out your breaker, it may be a sign that it's in need of repair or replacement. There are three main reasons why this problem occurs, all of which need the attention of a professional in order to remedy them.

If you find yourself experiencing this issue, it's likely that your water heater's heating element has burnt out, you've got an issue related to your thermostat, or there's a wiring problem somewhere in your system.

Don't keep flipping the breaker back on - wiring will overheat causing a fire

Before we explore these issues, what causes them, and how to fix them, it's important to note that you shouldn't keep flipping the breaker back on as this can cause the wiring to overheat which in turn can lead to a fire breaking out.