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Old 10-02-2014, 07:38   #1
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Hot water heater

For summer and fall and early winter storage, I drained the water tanks and ran plumbers antifreeze through the system. When I came to the boat and filled the water tanks, I developed a problem with the hot water circuit when plugged into shore power (30 amp). The water will heat up normally but when I turn on the hot water, it trips the heater circuit. I have done this process in previous years without a problem but, now this has me wondering what to check. Could the hot water tank not be filled.
I would appreciate any insight.
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Old 10-02-2014, 09:01   #2
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Re: Hot water heater

Turn on the hot water faucet and let it run to fill the hot water tank.
Better yet, or lift the pressure release valve on the tank until it spits water and try it again.
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