Question about Stiebel Eltron TEMPRA 24 Tankless Water Heater
Unit should not continue to heat water after hot water tap turned off. After several seconds it gets too hot and pops the thermal switch. Any remedies or thoughts on why this is happening would be appreciated.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Posted on Oct 31, 2010
This will be a thermostat or element problem. The red light tells us that you have power to the unit. If you are handy you can test the thermostat and the element with a continuity tester. A voltmeter may also be used. This will tell you where the fault lies.
Posted on Mar 06, 2011
Hello; I can't clain any formal training or education in electrical, But, I am a home owner and Mechanic so I'll give this a try. Thermal switches are in the norm based on the bi- metal concept/ Automotive flashers are in essence thermal switches. Of course there are electronic types that contain points and a coil, we can forget those since we aren't doing a car or truck, let alone turn signal. OK, moving on. As you know,excessive continuous heat generated by a excess load will destroy the bi-metal strip which serves as a bridge in the circuit. A defective flasher will increase in speed as it gets older and used heavily. Anyway, to the point. I've experience thermal switches that cease to function if trip too often or were tripped by an excessive load. Although resettable initially, it's thermal tolerance gets shorter and shorter until eventually you get irritated enough to ask someone on Fix-ya for some input. No problem. I reccommend replacing the breaker with or of same amperes. You may want to verify the load by checking the appliance data plate just in case it's the straw the breaks the circuit I hope I helped you and I apologize for the analogy used. Thanks for using fix-ya. Good Luck _Ned_t
Posted on Apr 04, 2011
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