Why Is My Water Heater Tripping The Reset Button?

When the internal temperature of your water heater rises to unsafe levels, the emergency cut-off switch is thrown. Resetting your water is simple enough; just press the red reset button on the ECO which is typically attached to the water heater’s thermostat. If your home’s water is constantly resetting, it’s likely time to call a professional plumber. If you live in the Santa Barbara, California area please give us a call at (805) 687-2677 or click here to send us a message and we’ll send someone out to troubleshoot any potential part failures that might be creating a dangerous situation.

Water heater parts that can fail and cause the reset button to trip:

  • Bad Thermostats
  • Bad Heating Elements
  • Bad ECO (Electronic Cut-Off) Switch
  • Bad Internal Wiring
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