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Water oozing from top of my Everhot electric storage system where there is a rubber stopper. Can I fix this myself?

The thermostat was replaced a few months ago and I have released water through the pressure valve. It is not leaking there.

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1) Bradford White posts some Operation manuals, and troubleshoot guides for electric tankless units:
1-800-334-3393
http://www.bradfordwhite.com/documentation/residential/electric.asp

2) For gas:
http://www.bradfordwhite.com/documentation/residential/gas_tankless.asp

3) I do not know of a rubber stopper used for plumbing or tankless.

4) Call service technician.

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How does a home well water system work?


Deep well.
Pressure valve located on front of above-ground-storage-tank will turn pump on-off depending on amount of water pressure inside tank.
When water is consumed inside home, the pressure valve responds to the lower pressure and closes electrical contacts... sending electricity to water well pump located deep underground.
The pump turns on and lifts water through a pipe into the above ground storage tank.
When the tank is full of water, the pressure valve senses the higher pressure and turns off electricity going to pump
Pump shuts off.
There is a one-way check valve on the water line going down to pump, and this keeps water from flowing back down into well.
The above ground tank maintains water pressure for the house.
When pressure is reduced by taking a shower, the pressure valve turns pump on again, and cycle repeats.

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Electric Water Heater not Working


If you have an electric water heater and it is not making any hot water then you have a problem. The good news is that electric water heaters are not that hard to troubleshoot and there are not a lot of things that can go wrong with them. I will go over the things that can give trouble and how to fix them.

First off if you have some hot water but not as much as you did when it was new then you probably have a bad bottom element. Only the top element is working, so you are only getting about 1/3 of a tank of hot water, replace the bottom element and you will be good again.

If you are making steam, then you have a bad thermostat. While you are making the steam out the relief valve, check to see which element is working. The easiest way to do that is to see which element has 220v on the two screws on the element. That thermostat at that element is bad. Replace it and you will stop the sauna.

If you have no hot water then check the red reset button directly above the top thermostat. You may have to push very hard on it to get it to reset. If the reset is tripped then you have a bad thermostat. Finding out which one can be tricky and timing is important to catch the bad thermostat in the act.

No hot water can also be the result of the top heating element going bad. If the top element goes bad then the top thermostat will never get enough heat to trip on the bottom thermostat. Therefore you will get no hot water. Dual element hot water heaters for residential use, do not ever run both elements at the same time. Only the top OR the bottom will be energized at a time.

This all there is to checking an electric hot water heater. If you are having problems go through this list systematically and you will find your problem and be able to fix it.

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Water heater using too much electricity.


Check if the TP valve is running water, and replace TP valve. Check if there is water leak somewhere
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-TP-valve.html
Replace both thermostats and both elements, and then keep temperature turned down.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-water-heater-element.html
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Jun 15, 2013 | Water Heaters

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I replaced both thermostats and both elements in my 5 yr old water heater and I still don't have hot water. What else can I look for to fix?


Check that you are receiving 240Volt across top 2 screws on upper thermostat.
Copy following link for troubleshoot resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

Jul 11, 2012 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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The everhot water system is not working


check the information on the heater. They do not make a an EVER HOT or let us know if its gas or electric. If its gas you need to re light the gas on the side where the controler is at.

Sep 08, 2011 | 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

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Once I switched the power to the hot water heater off while I was shutting the power off to document all the outlets and fixtures around my house. After I did this the HW heater stopped making hot water. I...


Sounds like a tripped reset button:
Photo below shows typical generic upper thermostat.
Open top cover on water heater, and push in red reset button.
Power is live on the terminals, so use wood stick and push reset inward very hard.
Put insulation and covers back over thermostat when finished to avoid cool air from influencing thermostat.
Reset as many times as you want, no harm is being done to heater.

You probably have a bad thermostat.
I suggest replacing both upper and lower thermostats for $28:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

Ordinary tank-type electric water heater is fully repairable by homeowner without needing service technician. Use simple tools and generic parts from hardware-store.
Get started with link above. There are more links that show on same page, and you can read those if needed or whenever you want to work on water heater.

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Rheem 83xr52-2 50 gal residential water heater. Water temp was low. I cut power at electric panel, removed upper panel on water heater, turned up thermostat, replaced panel and switched power back on at...


You can open the top up again. I would not turn the temp higher than 130 degrees, maximum. However, there should be above the thermostat a red button. This is where the power wires connect to the thermostats and heating elements. Sometimes this button needs to be reset, press it and discern if you hear a click sound. This means that the high temperature safety switch has tripped open and you had to manually "reset" it. There are two thermostats by the way. The water heater usually works this way. There are two thermostats and two heaters. The upper tank heater turns on first and it heats the top half of the tank. Then when the thermostat above is satisfied it then allows the bottom heater to come on and heat the bottom half of the tank. You might want to set the bottom heater thermostat as well. This is made this way because it is actually faster and more efficient to heat the top half first and the bottom half secondly. Try this first with the reset button. We could check voltages, but that requires a level of knowledge and safety that I am not sure that you are comfortable with. Pictures of the upper and lower thermostats and connections will help if the "reset" does not do the trick. By the way, not meaning or implying anything, but did you move the thermostat in the right direction? Sometimes the dials can be confusing.

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The label would also say if water heater is gas of electric.
That would be helpful information that could lead to troubleshooting.
Serial number tells us water heater was made on Nov 1998, which tells us the manual will not be on the Rheem website.

So if you have electric water heater, and no hot water.
There can be 4 causes.
1) Circuit breaker is not delivering 240 to water heater. Test top two screws on upper thermostat to see if tank has 240V.
2) ECO red reset button is tripped. Open top cover on tank and push reset button.
3) Upper thermostat is bad. Replace thermostat.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

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