Truma hws keeps tripping circuit breaker

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Truma hws keeps tripping circuit breaker, any ideas
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Reply By: Racey - Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 14:28

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 14:28
First suspect would be the element. Suggest you take it to a RV repairer.
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Reply By: Notso - Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 14:42

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 14:42
Second that, my last van had same issue also several others in the van club. The 240 volt element leaks and throws out the CBD. That's not the Central Business District but the Core Balance Device!

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Follow Up By: Ross M - Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 15:46

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 15:46
No. 3
That happens on many heater elements and the leak to earth does the CBD, spa heaters the same and house units too.

Seems many elements aren't super quality and have a relatively short life in that regard. The heater still works but it can't because of the inbuilt safety system.
That might be why some call them "Trauma".
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 15:59

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 15:59
Oh come on guys. You will start up another "Pedantic" argument by using the term "CBD".
Everyone knows it as an "RCD" or Safety Switch.
And please don't start lecturing me on the construction or history of the device...... I already know.
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Follow Up By: Slow one - Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 16:37

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 16:37
Allan,
they leak more int the CBD (central business district) than they do in an RCD ( regional business district)

Now is an earth leakage trip or a active neutral fault. Ha. Ha.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 17:24

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 17:24
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Follow Up By: Notso - Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 17:35

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 17:35
Ah well, it's not often that I try to crack a joke!
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Reply By: racinrob - Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 18:38

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 18:38
You have of course removed the exterior cover ? Something I sometimes forget and it won't light with the cover on.

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Follow Up By: Leef - Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 20:36

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 20:36
I'm not trying to light -gas - simply flicking the switch and it trips the circuit braker
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Follow Up By: oldtrack123 - Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 23:30

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 23:30
HI
If it is tripping the 240V circuit overload breaker OR the RCD ,It realy is a job for an electrician !!!
Which ever it is you have a 240V fault .


PeterQ
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Follow Up By: Leef - Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 09:39

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 09:39
Thanks everyone for your advice. Electrician coming up.
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