I have bought an investment home that has a Whirlpool E1F30HD035V water heater. There are three connections on the top and one on the side, one on top is clearly the output for the unit, one on top appears to be the inlet, one on the side has the pop-off valve, and I have an additional top connection that had a CPVC hookup that is broken.
I've never seen a side pop-off valve (only on top) so I'm stumped about what the extra top connection is used for and how to connect it.
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You would need to buy a propane hot water heater. Unfortunately you can not convert an electric hot water hearter to propane.
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If your water heater has connections on side of tank, cold is at bottom. If water heater has connections on top of tank, look for Hot and Cold stamped right into the metal.
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Residential water heaters USUALLY follow same diagram unless water heater is wired for other purpose. Multiple diagrams on instructions show available options. Take photo of wiring before removing wires on any electrical device. Upper element. Black wire from top of heater connects to #1 top left screw. Red wire from top connects to #3 top right screw. Blue wire from upper element connects to #4 middle screw on right side Red wire from lower element connects to #4 middle screw on right side Yellow wire from upper element connects to #2 lower left screw Black wire from lower thermostat connects to #4 lower right screw Upper element: Yellow and Blue wires connect to either screw Lower element: Red wire from top connects to either screw Lower thermostat: Black wire from top connects to top screw Short wire between lower thermostat and lower element
Hello,You are correct! Black/blue=black & Yellow=white 220volt single phase power.There are 3 wires for 3 phase power connection NOT the case in a home.Also an "off peak"timer option would use (black) only controlling the bottom element and (blue) controlling the top element.
Sounds like tank froze with water in it. Have you checked the connections on the top of the heater they could be leaking also i would check water lines around that area for tees or 90 degree fittings. You can pull heater out and try to check it out. you can fill water heater with water to check to see if heater has a crack in it.
I have a Lowe's Whirlpool water heater. I've experienced the same problems as I've seen described here. My pilot light started going out several times a day. It was not such a big deal, the tank is well insulated so the water would stay warm - I'd just re-light the pilot before going to bed and before going to work. That worked well for about three days, but the problem got progressively worse until it just would not light at all. I replaced the thermocouple with a Honeywell universal thermocouple that I got at Home Depot - that did not solve the problem. I'm very handy, so I decided instead of going through warranty service and having to wait three or four days for replacement parts, I'd buy a new gas valve at Lowes and try that. It cost $54.00 and it worked. By the way, I put the original thermocouple back in and the pilot light stays lit - it was definitely the gas valve and not the thermocouple in my case. It was a real pain to do since I had to drain the tank, but it only took about three hours total. From what I've read, these things last anywhere between six months and two years. That's ridiculous, but at least I have hot water now. If you are reading this because you are considering purchasing a Lowes hot water heater, DON'T!!! I started my search for a replacement gas valve at Home Depot, but they don't stock them. Lowes had 8 on the shelf. That tells you something right there - the water heaters Home Depot stocks don't need to have the gas valves replaced before the tank wears out - there's no demand for the valves so Home Depot doesn't stock them. Lowes probably sells 8 of them a week - all the boxes were shiny and new, not dirty and dusty like some items get when they sit around in home improvement stores.
It is not unusual for an element to fail when turned on after non-use. Turn off the power, and check the electrical resistance of each element. If either is infinite, then it needs to be replaced. Also, if only one is bad, then it can cause the whole unit to malfunction and not heat the water.