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I'm not getting any hot water

Reset the top reset button and i have a space heater running in the area where the tank is located.

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Is it a gas or electric water heater? I am assuming that its electric. if so, then try flushing about 2 gallons of water from the water heater and see if that helps. If not, then go to www.repairclinic.com for more answers to your problem.

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The power button wont come on to heat


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AFTER you establish that there is power being supplied to thewater heater .... When the water is cold in the tank the top element will come on first, heating the ... is overly hot and then notice no hot water check the reset button.

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Jan 25, 2016 | Water Heaters

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Heating coils were replaced last december and today no hot water for a shower after 5 minutes in the shower. The electric is flying on the meter. Have shut off the circuit breaker for this hot water


Copy following link for tank-type electric water heater troubleshoot:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html#skyrocket

Press reset button located on upper thermostat.
Test elements for short to ground against steel tank.
Clean sediment out of tank. Check for water leak running hot water out of tank.
Replace both thermostats.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

Nov 25, 2012 | Rheem Water Heaters

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Hotwater heater new won't heat??


Is water inside tank Hot?
Open TP valve and also open drain valve.
If tank is hot, then you might have plumbing problem caused by bad faucet cartridge or check valve.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Crossover.html

Red reset button is located on upper thermostat.
Test for 120Volt across top two screws on upper thermostat.
You might have a bad upper thermostat.
If electric water heater has some hot water, then upper element is good.
Electrician should enjoy following page full of information.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

Are the hot and cold pipes reversed on top of tank?
Usually the cold water line has shut-off valve.
Top of tank is marked H and C
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-it-works.html

Aug 23, 2012 | Whirlpool Water Heaters

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Rheem 82vr52-2 water heater, I need to do a reset , Can you help me ?


Hello Gwest rxshaw,

I understand that you are having a problem with your Hot water heater and need to reset the thermostats on it. The hot water tank that you have has an upper and a lower element the upper thermostat has the reset in most cases. I will try to walk you thru it.

1. Remove the upper service panel on the side of the tank
2 You will see the black thermostat it has a plastic cover over it and has wires running form the top of the tank to it and wires running from it down ward toward the other service panel. Do not remove the plastic cover as it does not need to be removed and lessens the chance of getting shocked.
3. Locate the dime size red button in the middle of the thermostat press it down and release
4. Listen to the hot water tank you should hear it heating up if the rest worked.
Below is a picture of the thermostat and red button that you need to push.
thumbnail.aspx?q=553552980120&id=f9aa5840c8a1e1de886a4ea3131a35b0 If resting the hotwater thermostat does not work you will need a volt meter with continuity and will will go to the next step and check the elements and the thermostats to see if they are bad. Post back to this thread so I may assit you further.

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Apr 09, 2011 | Rheem 50 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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Reliance model 852krs wont heat the hot water is cold


Ordinary tank-type electric water heater can be repaired by homeowner using generic parts from hardware store.
Open pages below to access full water heater troubleshoot

1) If you have no hot water, then upper element is not getting power.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Test-electricity-to-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-it-works.html

2) Check circuit breaker.

3) Open top cover located on side of tank, and remove insulation and push in red reset button.
If reset is not tripped or will not reset, then replace upper thermostat with generic thermostat from hardware store.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

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Feb 10, 2011 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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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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Feb 01, 2011 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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I have a Reliance 501 model # 5 30 2srs4. I had to reset the unit after waking up to cold water. The water heated up in no time at all but the water was super hot. So hot it triped the reset button again....


Hi,
No, the top thermostat will always heat first and then it should dwitch the power to the bottom one after the top of the tank heats...this is to get you hot water faster...
The top thermostat is bad and is not shutting off or switching....
Replace the top thermostat/reset combination and you''l be good!!


Check out this tip..

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Jan 03, 2011 | Reliance & Lowboy& Electric Water Heater

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The water won't get hot on model 81v52s 50 gallon. is there a rest or how to diagnose.


The reset button is located behind top panel on water heater.

If you have some hot water, then reset is not tripped, and tank has different problem.

I suggest a complete 30-minute troubleshoot using multi-meter from hardware or home center.
When test calls for checking voltage, rotate multimeter dial to 240-250-277 VAC
When test calls for continuity or testing elements, rotate multimeter dial to Ohms
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-water-heater.html

Follow troubleshooting steps from top of page to bottom, and water heater if fully repairable by homeowner.
See label on side of tank for wattage of element.
Second two digits on Rheem serial number are year of manufacture.
Shown below are Rheem 4500 Watt element and Generic upper thermostat.

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Dec 31, 2010 | Rheem 50 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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Leeking water from bottom


I wrote a page on leaking water heaters with resources and information:
Page lists things to check.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-at-bottom-of-water-heater.html

Also run hand over tank to find warm spot that says where leak is coming from
A rusted tank cannot be repaired.

If your tank is rusted out, it might burst open and flood the area.
Hot water inside tank is under pressure.
Turn off heat source to water heater.
Turn off water valve located above tank.
Open tub faucet on hot side and relieve pressure from tank.

You can limp along with a leaking water heater by turning it on when hot water is needed.
For example a shower uses 5-9 gallons hot water.
Turn gas water heater on for 15-20 minutes.
Turn electric on for 20-30 minutes.

To conserve resources with next heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

Nov 15, 2010 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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Hello we have Bradford hot water tank model #MI65R6DS13. Our problem, I keep having to press the tanks reset switch for us to get hot water. At the same time after I press the reset switch we have hot...


No the top thermostat is the first place I would start to replace. They run about 14.00 more than likely it isn't controling right. Turn power supply to water heater off and replace thermostat.

If you was getting scalding hot and then turning cold without tripping the thermostat it would be the top element working and the bottom one bad.
Bottom element good it will give you luke warm water for a while then gradually turn cold because it's heating the bottom of the tank.

Hope this will help you out.

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