Get a worry free supply of hot water for many homeowners renting a reliance water heater makes sense because it eliminates most of the worries of ownership. When you are 100 sure that everything has been unplugged then try resetting.
For the last two weeks my hot water heater has been tripping its circuit breaker after a few hours of use.
Hot water fuse box. Check your fuse or switch in the switchboard it s usually marked by hot water water heater or h w. 1996 georgie boy swinger 28 water tank reply 4 on. Common culprits are kettles dishwashers washing machines dryers tank pumps and fridges the all time number 1 culprit that get a bit of humidity in the wrong place.
There are still plenty of rewireable fuses in use today. When you lose power to lights power points stove or hot water it s time to check your fuses. You have a 30 amp double pole breaker feeding a box with two 30 amp screw in fuses.
Here s how to safely locate and repair a blown fuse. Your switchboard will look something like the photo above with a number of separate fuses and switches. Yes it s the old style fuse wire in a federal white ceramic holder.
If the leak at the water heater is at a pipe connection or fitting it should be possible to turn off the heater let it cool down and make an ordinary plumbing repair by replacing the leaky corroded damaged fittings. If your switch is off get a licensed electrician to test the circuit to make sure there isn t a fault which could be. You may need to drain water pressure from the system or even drain piping in order to make repairs especially if soldering.
It also means you enjoy better quality equipment at an affordable rate. The most common cause of no hot water is the switch tripping someone turning it off or a blown fuse. Keep looking you have an electric hot water system some where don t just look for storage tanks electric hot water also comes in very small instaneous system too as small as 200x300mm.
Other common culprits are the pool pumps igniter powerpoints for gas cooktops and water heaters. November 05 2011 10 02 28 pm just to clarify what rls7201 said and in case you are not familiar with all the terms we tend to throw around here lol the gravity fill location is where you would add water to the tank by manually using a hose. If you had a shared hot water system why is it connected to your power meter.
I used to change fuses all the time turn off the mains remove holder replace wire replace holder turn on mains but in this case i cannot access the heater itself and so i don t even know if it can be turned off first. I switch it back on and can get a bit of intermittent use out of it from just warm to hot. The old one worked fine until the new heater may have elements rated higher than the old one this drawing more amps.