Tip & How-To about Water Heaters
I understand that you need to reset your hot water tank thermostat. Here are some instructions for you to follow with visual aids on what you are looking for and what you need to rest.
First you must locate the thermostat in order to rest it. There are usually two service panels on a hot water tank. The service panels look similar to the ones in the picture below.
Once you locate the service panel(s) you will need to remove the top on and locate the thermostat the reset should be in the top one. You will be looking for the button that is located in the middle of the thermostat. This button will need to be pushed down firmly. The rest button is often red however; it comes in many different colors, shapes and sizes.
If the thermostat rest automatically pops back up then you will need to replace the thermostat. If you do not hear the heating elements heating up like in your coffee maker her the noise of the elements heating. You may have a bad element or thermostat of even both may be bad. The cost of rebuilding a hot water tank is cheap compared to replacing so I would suggest rebuilding. This is a pretty easy task that you can also receive help from FixYa for.
Hot Water Image: visualdictionaryonline.com: Copyright QA International 2011
Posted by Justin... on
Feb 19, 2013 | Suburban SW10DEM Gas Electric Water Heater...
Jan 26, 2013 | Water Heaters
Nov 25, 2012 | Rheem Water Heaters
Apr 09, 2011 | Rheem 50 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...
Check out this tip..
How to replace the Thermostat and Element for Electric Hot Water Heater
Jan 03, 2011 | Reliance & Lowboy& Electric Water Heater
2,324 people viewed this tip
Usually answered in minutes!