Submitted by bp on Thu, 2020-01-16 00:13
We had a brutal power outage today, and now my HPWC is dead. I’m getting the full 240V at the unit, but no lights, no operation, and a faint ticking sound from the unit while the breaker is on. It’s configured to operate on the 80A setting with a 100A breaker (which did not trip). Flipping the breaker and pressing the reset button had no effect.
Has anyone had their HPWC die in this fashion? Before blowing another $500 to replace it, I’d like to be sure it’s dead and also know if there is anything practical I can do to safeguard against this happening again.
BTW, car was plugged in at the time, and seems fine.