Why does my hot water heater keep tripping the circuit breaker?
Asked Jul 28, 2010, 07:35 PM
I bought my home approximately 1.5 years ago and had installed a new GE hot water heater at that time. For several months now, it keeps tripping the circuit breaker. I noticed lately that when I go to reset the circuit breaker, that particular breaker is hot to the touch, not warm but hot. Could this be an issue of bad wires, 30 some years old? And would it be difficult for me to replace the wires if so?