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Water heater tripping breaker

My Indel/Isotemp Basic 20 is tripping the AC breaker. And the water smells a little cooked. I'm guessing I have a bad heating element. The manual says these things have double overheat protection. Anyone have any experience in this area?

Also, I can't find a customer service number for them in the US. I've sent an email via the Indel Marine website, but have yet to get a response (from earlier today).
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the element is a typical electric water heater element that you can in hardware or home improvment stores. less the 10 bucks too! some screw in.. some bolt in.

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If water is hot, then looks like your heating element is doing the job. I'd suspect the temp regulator. Also, think about it: is it pouring water from the relief valve ? How long it takes to trip the breaker ? They have merged companies, check Welcome to Isotherm

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