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Old 01-09-2016, 09:27   #1
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Quick Boiler B3 Keeps tripping my shorepower

Hi there?

My Quick Boiler B3 Keeps tripping my shorepower. It has been working fine until a few days ago.

I was able to flip the breaker back up and after a could of attempts it would work again. But now it simple won't work. It trips any plugsucket I plug it into.

Please can I have some tips on how to diagnose the problem.

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Old 06-09-2016, 02:06   #2
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Re: Quick Boiler B3 Keeps tripping my shorepower

a short in the heating element?
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Re: Quick Boiler B3 Keeps tripping my shorepower

I don't know the internal workings of a breaker, but have noticed that after several trippings, the breaker no longer will carry a full rated load.
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Re: Quick Boiler B3 Keeps tripping my shorepower

Most breakers are thermal activated, and after a few trips, the contacts get pitted and this lowers the current required to trip them, also, a loose connection might get hot and carry the heat into the breaker.
If it's always the same breaker, I would suspect it, if it's a different breaker, I would suspect the heating element.
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Old 12-09-2016, 14:16   #5
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Re: Quick Boiler B3 Keeps tripping my shorepower

Thanks guys. The heating eliment burnt out when the boiler ran dry after the water tank became empty

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