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I have a Singer model # UHS-5, 5000 watt electric garage heater that has one U-shaped element out.

Model UHS-5 5,000 watt electric heater.

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SOURCE: I have a Rheem Model 62V-525 electric water heater

its 26 years old, dont bother and buy a new one

Posted on Jan 07, 2010

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SOURCE: electric hot water heater gives lukewarm water

replace upper thermostat and hi limit switch. These are usualy made in one piece. On a two element heater, only one element comes on at a time

Posted on Mar 10, 2010

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SOURCE: Older model R71-305 Rheem Electric Water Heater

the top element is in the same position where your electrical come in..it is just under the thermostat also there is a special wrench for removal of element...dont forget to turn of the power and shut off the water and release the pressure from the tank..

Posted on Aug 12, 2010

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SOURCE: 1992 Reliance electric water heater model 501 has

Check the breaker and top thermostat and make sure they are not tripped. Move onto replacing elements if above is not the problem.
Turn water and power off to heater and attach a water hose to bottom of heater to drain down tank. May have to open hot side on a facuet to get it to drain.
Once drained remove elements with 1 1/2" found at local hardware stores. once elements removed and new ones in place. Turn water on and get the air out of the system. Once water is flowing from the hot side from all of facuet's in house.
Once all air is out now yaou are resady to turn power onto heater.

Posted on Oct 10, 2010

SOURCE: my husband replaced both elements on our water

The tank has to be completely full of water before turning on electricity or elements will instantly burn out:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-it-works.html

I would take 40 minutes and do complete troubleshoot before replacing anything else.
This requires $5 multimeter from home center.
Put battery in multimeter.
When testing voltage, rotate multimeter dial to 240-250-277VAC
When testing continuity and elements, rotate multimeter dial to Ohms
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

There are a lot of words on the page, but everything is simple and anybody can fix their own electric water heater.
After that, water heater is no longer a mystery and you can save money instead of ever calling service technician again.

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Need a wiring diagram for rheem electric water 50 gallon 2007 model


1) Copy following links for standard wiring that applies to all brands electric water heater: wire colors vary, and do not matter.
You probably have ordinary residential non-simultaneous water heater.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-water-heater-thermostats.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/WH-w-combined2-1000.jpg

2) Look at tank label.
Typical label will show number of elements (upper and lower)
And give wattage for each element.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Figure-Volts-Amps-Watts-for-water-heater.html#label
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Whirlpool-energy-smart-watt-rating-IMG_2600.jpg
Notice also total connected watts.
If total connected watts is same as individual upper or lower element watts, then you have ordinary residential non-simultaneous tank.

Mar 07, 2013 | Water Heaters

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Can I install 4500 wt elements in a marathon MR50238? The tank specs are the same as MR 50245.


1) Product warranty will be voided if you install 4500 watt elements in year-2008 model MR50238 3800 watt marathon tank.
Older 3800 watt element models have been discontinued.

2) Copy following links for Marathon resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Review-Rheem-Marathon-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-water-heater-element.html

3) Product warranty is voided if element wattage exceeds label on side of unit.

4) Marathon has a problem with elements burning out frequently.
To solve this problem, they suggest installing element with lower wattage, such as the 3800 watt.
Upper 3800 SP610130
Lower 3800 SP210197

Feb 20, 2013 | Water Heaters

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Installed but not heating


State point-of-use electric water heater plugs in.
Check that outlet has power.

The water heater must be full of water or elements burn out instantly.
Test the element.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-point-of-use-water-heater.html

Match voltage to water heater:
This electric water heater, like all electric water heaters, will work on 120Volt, 208-240Volt or 3-phase unbalanced.
But wire size and breaker must match element wattage.
If you have outlet, check the wire size and breaker, and check what other devices are drawing power from same circuit, then add up total watts and compare with charts on link below.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Color-codewire.html#water-heater

Oct 20, 2012 | Water Heaters

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I would like to know the electrical requirements.( voltage and amperage) Does it plug in or is it hard wired? If the power goes out is the hot water also out? thankyou


Are you asking about tankless gas or tankless electric?

You posted under Tankless gas water heater: gas type tankless plugs into standard 120Volt household outlet to power circuit board. You need larger gas line than used for tank-type gas water heater.

If you are asking about volt and amp draw of Tankless electric, then that depends on specific model number.
For example, if each tankless element draws 3500Watts, and unit has 3 elements, you will need 3 additional 20 amp 240Volt circuit breakers. Volts x amps = watts. 3500 watts divided by 240Volts = 14.58 amps. At full blast, this unit would draw 43.75 amps and will cost more to operate yearly than tank-type electric water heater. If unit has 4500 watts elements, then it will draw 56 amps at full blast, and use a good percentage of household power.

Tankless water heaters have no hot water in power outage. This is true for gas and electric models.

Additional resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Compare-water-heater-parts-650.jpg
http://waterheatertimer.org/pro-n-con.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Bradford-White-on-demand-tankless-service-manual.pdf

Aug 04, 2011 | Bosch 1600H-NG Natural Gas AquaStar...

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Where are the heating elements on an 80 gallon electric water heater? Model number : E 2 F8 0 H D 0 4 5 V


I don't know that model number.
Tank-type water heater elements are located behind panels on side of tank.

Open following link to help troubleshoot electric water heater problems:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-water-heater.html

The water heater label also shows element wattage, brand, voltage, serial number, and type of operation.
For example 5500W elements, non-simultaneous, 240V are typical ratings found on water heater.
5500 Watt would be replacement element size.
Non-simultaneous would indicate that both upper and lower element are not turned ON at same time.
240Volt is typical voltage for water heaters.
Serial number carries date-of-manufacture, based on brand.
For common brands:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/WaterHeaterSerialNumberDecoder.pdf

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Apr 13, 2011 | Whirlpool Water Heaters

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I am only receiving half of the normal amount of hot water.


You have electric water heater.
Electric water heaters are fully repairable by homeowner, excluding hybrid type.

Rheem electric water heaters:
http://www.rheem.com/products/tank_water_heaters/electric_water_heaters/
Rheem fury series manuals and models
http://www.rheem.com/product.aspx?id=09DF2BDD-5E11-4D32-B574-84ACFB8A4619

Age of Rheem water heater is shown first 4 digits of serial number located on side of tank: for example 0705 means July 2005.
Serial number also shows model number & wattage of elements in case you need to buy new generic 4-bolt type 4500 Watt element from hardware store.

A) If your water heater receives very cold incoming water, it may not heat fast enough to keep tank warm.
Add a tempering tank.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Tempering-tank.html
Add insulation over entire water heater except TP valve. Insulate pipes completely.
Read more information:
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

B) 40 or 50 gallon water heater is 240Volts and tank will have 2 access panels on front.
Rheem ships all water heaters with 4500 Watt elements.

Narrow down the suspects:
C) Water heater has some hot water.
This tells us upper element is working.
And that water heater electricity is working.
And that reset button is not tripped.
And that heater is not experiencing run-away overheating event.

That gives us 3 solid suspects.
1) lower element is burned out. Test lower element using inexpensive multi-meter from Home Depot.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html
Replace element with same wattage shown on label, and clean out sediment:
This will restore water heater to full 99% efficiency.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-clean-sediment-out-of-electric-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html

2) Upper or lower thermostat is bad. Replace both thermostats for about $25.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html
If you want to test thermostats and all parts before replacing anything:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

3) Burned or shorted wire. Turn off power. Open covers on side of tank. Remove insulation. Inspect parts for signs of high heat and burning. Especially lower element. Tighten any loose wires. Replace part that shows signs of burning.
Put insulation and cover back over thermostats so cooler outside temperature doesn't cause thermostat to misread tank temperature.

geno_3245_185.jpgRheem 4500 watt element

Dec 14, 2010 | Rheem Water Heaters

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I need to know if i have the right element for my water heater. i have the reliance 501 4500w/240v id # 5 40 2ort0 w i want to know if i need the long 1 or the bent 1. would love a pic if possible. i...


Either element will work ... straight or bent.
4500 Watt element will work, buy you can also substitute 3500, or 1500 Watt.
Stepping up wattage larger than water heater nameplate is not recommended, because wiring may not carry more watts.

Element wattage is printed on end of each element.

Reliance is AO Smith company
http://www.aosmith.com/OperatingUnits/Detail.aspx?id=138&ekmensel=c580fa7b_12_0_138_3

Reliance 501 manual is not available on Reliance site.
The 501 used to be standard model, but now it's the 600 series.
http://www.reliancewaterheaters.com/prod/elec.html

600 series manual is similar to your product.
page 22 shows element replacement, and says not to use greater wattage than rating plate on water heater.
http://www.reliancewaterheaters.com/lit/om/manuals/185761-000.pdf

Age of Reliance heater is on serial number. First character is letter. Next two characters are numbers corresponding to year. So C05222,,, serial number is made in 2005.

Nov 19, 2010 | Reliance Better Water Heater Element

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I have a Rheem Model # 82V52-2 and its being supplied by 25 amp breakers. They do not trip out but the 100 amp main gets real hot and trips out and I believe it happens when the water heater is in use- any...


The Rheem water heater uses 4500 Watt elements
Check label on side of any appliance to see electrical rating details
2 element tank with two 4500 watt elements is still a 4500 watt appliance since both elements are never ON at same time.

Volts x amps = watts
amps = watts divided by volts

amps = 4500 divided by 240Volts or 220Volts
amps = 18.75
Your water heater uses 18.75 amps to 20.45 amps

Your 25 amp breaker should only carry 80% of rated value
25 amps x 80% = 20 amps.

So your water heater breaker is correctly sized.
You should have a 10 gauge wire going to this water heater.
12 gauge wire is a bit undersized for 4500 Watt water heater
Feel the water heater wire to see if it is warm.

If the main breaker is getting hot when 20 additional amps are being used by the water heater.
1) The house is using more amps than your 100 amp main can carry
Using the formula, 100 amps x 80% = 80 amps for the main breaker
Add up your total amp draw.
For example if your 3500 watt oven is ON, it draws 16 amps.
If your 5000 Watt electric heater is on, it draws 23 amps.
Your 1500 Watt 120V microwave draws 12.5 amps.
Add these numbers up plus your water heater, and it comes to 71 amps.
71 amps is getting close to the max 80 amp, but it's not over.
Now if you have a pool pump and and hot tub and a table saw going, the main breaker could be overdrawn.

2) To solve the problem short-term, you can put a timer on the water heater and use it only when needed.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Compare-13-electric-water-heater-timers.html

3) The main breaker is bad and needs to be replaced.

If you need help figuring circuits or timers, add a comment and I will help

Nov 05, 2010 | Rheem Water Heaters

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I need the elements for the water heater premier model # pth28t2t 150psi max


I am also looking for replacement elements for a aquasota model PTH28T2T

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