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Can you change out reset buttons on hot water heaters

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Yes, by replacing the thermostat.

The reset is a part of the t-stat.

Disconnect power to the heater.
Remove the wires one at a time and place them on the same terminals for the new T-stat.
When all wires are changed to the new t-stat, remove the old one and install the new one. (Usually a clip and one screw)

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Home water heater no hot water


Electric water heater?
Open top cover and push in reset button.
Check circuit breaker.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

Gas water heater?
Use mirror and peer upward through sight glass to see if you have pilot flame, and that flame is clear blue.
Clean air intake.
Change thermocouple.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html

Tankless gas?
Call service technician.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Rheem-Tankless-water-heater.html

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Model 71-52DB 50 gal. water heater stopped heating


Press the reset button located on upper thermostat
Following link has troubleshoot for electric water heater
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

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Jun 13, 2012 | Rheem Water Heaters

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Called and was told to change lower thermostat but yet again I had to go push red reset button on top panel to get it back on to get hot water. what should I do now?


You have electric water heater.
You have top and bottom panel, so water heater is 240Volt.
No hot water because ECO reset button tripped.
Water heater works correctly when reset button is reset, so electric power and circuit breaker are good. Water heater wiring is probably good.

Problem is most likely bad thermostat.
I usually replace both upper and lower thermostats.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

If problems continue after replacing thermostats, then test and replace elements.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-clean-sediment-out-of-electric-water-heater.html

Aug 05, 2011 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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I have a Rheem Marathon 105 gal. electric hot water heater. No hot water ....


Check 240 circuit breaker.
Open top cover on water heater and push in ECO red reset button.
If reset button will not reset, then replace thermostat.
If reset is not tripped out, then either upper thermostat is bad, upper element is bad, or water heater might be getting 120V instead of 240V.
If you have some hot water, then best suspect is lower element.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-water-heater.html

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I have no hot water in my home i can not locate the reset button


The reset button is located on the top thermostat, on the heater you will see a acess panel with screws in it to remove the thermostat and element is behind this panel. Once removed the top thermostat should have a red button to press to reset heater.
If it resets then wait for a little time for hot water. If this doesn't work then it could be the elements are in need of changing.

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My electric hot water heater gets the water scolding hot then trips the reset button. i tried changing the upper thermostat. didnt fix the problem anybody got some advice.


Hi Cindy,

Check out an article I wrote on how to check test a water heater thermostat. Look at the discussion pages for additional info, too.

I hope it helps & good luck! Please rate my reply. Thank you.

Apr 05, 2011 | Water Heaters

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No heat the water.


Suddenly no hot water: Red reset button tripped, circuit breaker tripped, bad upper element, bad thermostat, loose wire, TP valve is running hot water out of tank, leaking faucet is running hot water out of tank.

1) Check for leaks.
2) Check circuit breaker.
3) Open top cover on water heater and push in red reset button.
If reset is popped out and will not reset, replace thermostat:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html
4) Test upper element:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html
5) Loose wire
Do full troubleshoot:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-water-heater.html

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No hot water. Circuit breaker not the problem. Which plate do I open to check the eco?


Remove access panels on water heater's side the top thermostat has a red reset button on it.
Press reset button and it will take about 30 mins or more to get hot water. If you have a meter or test light check wires to elements for power.

This would be the first thing to check on the water heater.

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Hot water wont get hot


1-First check for power to water heater and remove acces panels on heater to check power at thermostats. Thermostats have a reset button on them that trip and can be pressed to reset.

2- If none of the above have changed any thing and you have power you may have elements gone bad.

If an element is gone at top you will get scalding hot water then go to cold.

If an element on the bottom is gone you will get luke warm water then will get cold.

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