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My rinnai water heater is gas on the outside of my house in Durham, NC the circuit breaker tripped and there were icicles on the unit. I can reset the break but it keeps tripping after a few minutes

Contractor's Assistant: Did you double-check the thermostat? And what about the unit's filters?

Haven’t touched the t-stat it’s under the house in the crawl space. Didn’t know there was a filter. Where would the ice come from

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes unless I can get a plumber to work on it tonight

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Plumbing
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.Hello, so far it sounds like something that will require a Rinnai technician, a breaker will not trip unless there is an electrical short in the unit.

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A plumber if you can even get one tonight will cost you a fortune, it will be better to wait until morning. If you need help locating a well rated outfit, tell me which direction you are from the center of the nearest town or city and I will look one up for you.

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