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Old 08-20-2015, 07:18 PM   #21
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We had a similar problem and it was the electric element in the hot water heater. Fixing it cost 30 finding it. Cost 200
If the water heater element is shorted, it will trip the pedestal breaker as soon as power is connected . You indicated that the power occasionally works.
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:01 PM   #22
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Any time a pedestal breaker trios, I check both ends of my power cord and the breaker for heat. Hold you hand near each one to see if it is running hot. That is a sign of a bad connection at that point.


I actually use a handheld IR thermometer, since I carry it to check tire temperatures at each stop.
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:09 PM   #23
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If the water heater element is shorted, it will trip the pedestal breaker as soon as power is connected . You indicated that the power occasionally works.
When the water heater shorts, it is no longer active and no electricity is flowing thru the element. Just like a blown fuse.
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