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Old 09-20-2020, 01:02 AM   #1
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Hot water tank issues

Figured out that my microwave and electric hot water tank are on the same circuit. wow! Factory didnít do that very well.

Anyway, the gas side of water tanks works fine, but if I flip the electric on, it wonít heat up the water. And if the microwave is plugged in (not being used) it kicks it off
For a few minutes and then it will finally comeback on after about three to five minutes.

Doesnít kick the breaker to have to be reset so donít think it is a weak breaker. I unplugged the microwave and put a tester in the outlet and it shows power until you flip on the water heater.

RV place we bought the MH (2103 Thor chateau 28Z) last July 2019 is no help.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Jim
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Old 09-20-2020, 04:07 AM   #2
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I'd suggest you have a bad heating coil in the water heater. You could try disconnecting the power to it and ohm's checking it. Should be nearly a short.
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