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Old 12-29-2014, 10:14 AM   #1
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Water heater high temp cutout

Just an occurance that I thought I'd pass along. My Perkins engine also heats the electric water heater. When the engine temp started creeping up from a partially clogged sea strainer, the higher coolant temp tripped the high temp electric heater cutout. I found this 2 days later when the hot water was cold at dockside. Easy fix for there is a reset button under the heater cover.
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What model water heater is installed on your boat?
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The reset button "should" be on all makes and models.
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My Isotemp has the same function. You have to take off the power cover, which is kind of inconvenient, but it protects the heater water from boiling off presumably.
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What model water heater is installed on your boat?
Its a Raritan 12 Gal round tank.
Since its in a bear of a location, I drillled a 3/8 hole in the plastic cover (big enough for a non-conducting plastic pen but smaller than a finger) directly in line with the button to enable easier resets in the future.
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