Re: Electric Water Heater tripping reset breaker
The reset trips because the water heater got too hot. The only reason that a water heater will get too hot is because one of the thermostats got stuck. Since the bottom thermostat is the only thing you haven't replaced, I'm banking that's the problem.
Of course, if you haven't replaced the reset, that could be the problem, too. It's not inconceivable that it would go bad.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.