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I have a tankless water heater in my camper. it work for 5 or 10 min. then flips a breaker. someone suggested back flushing or it might have deposits built up. any sugg. thanks

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Maybe I am seeing a keen sense of the obvious here but the unit has to have a high current draw to kick the breaker. I would open the unit up to gain access to the heating elecment and read each of the terminals to ground. If you have resistance from either heating element terminal to ground with the wires "disconnected" from the heating element then the element itself is shorted.
\015\012I would also disconnect input power with the "circuit breaker open" / OFF and check for chassis grounds from the power leads to ground. If either of them have a ground then there is a short in the RV wiring from the heater to the CB.
\015\012You can try flushing it but... my suspicions are there is either corrosion on the heating element head where the terminals are allowing current flow to chassis ground or the heating element is internally shorted.
\015\012Thanks for using FixYa.
\015\012 Kelly
\015\012P.S. I assumed this was an AC tankless heater. If it is a DC unit you may read one power lead to ground with the CB open. You should however read battery voltage across both leads with the CB on.
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