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Electric bill issueswill water heater cause electric bill to go up over 300 dollars

50gl, just replace water heater breaker

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Open following link for steps to isolate reason for higher electric bill.
Problem could be water leak, or cracked element, or new meter was installed.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html#skyrocket

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SOURCE: 50 gal. Reliance electric hot water w/bottom element problems

Willard when you say it throws the reset button,do you mean the breaker on your fuse box of your home?
If you mean that then yes it could be a bad element.The bottom element takes all the abuse on a electric hot water heater. They can short out,and need to be replaced.

Posted on Dec 01, 2009

SOURCE: Reliance 40 gal hot water heater. Model 54020RS960

Hello Bill The temp stat is a square box clipped in under the elements .Can be replaced in 5 minutes.Need a large flat screwdriver.

Posted on Oct 15, 2010

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Electric water heater can be repaired by homeowner.

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2) Electric power to heater is interrupted > check circuit breaker > test for voltage > look for loose wire on breaker
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Willard when you say it throws the reset button,do you mean the breaker on your fuse box of your home?
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