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Still resets after relacing parts repairman next

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I need to reset my mini therm. The wwsd light is on and the water will not heat up more than 140. I need to operate it less the outside controle.


It's possible your outdoor sensor is defective. Part number E2347400. In theory, the WWSD LED flashes for outdoor sensor errors. It's intended to limit the system heat output when the outdoor temp exceeds 70F.

According to the Laars Mini-therm manual for models JVS and JVH, you can use DIP switch setting 3 to modify how the boiler works with the Warm Weather Shut Down (WWSD) outdoor sensor. If you turn off number 3, it inactivates the 70-degree WWSD. This should have no effect upon a call for domestic hot water, but may allow a call for space heat to be processed at the min setpoint of 150, if not the higher calculated setpoint.

The control access panel requires tools to remove the cover, to find the DIP switches, meaning it is not ordinarily intended for use by untrained operators.

Call a repairman to verify what you should be doing to bypass a malfunction temporarily, until they can get to you.
http://www.laars.com/images/uploads/products/1254C-NH.pdf

Jan 02, 2018 | Water Water Heaters

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Operation light flashes one time. Reset does not restore.Next steps?


The next ask is difficult If you have self replaced that part 6 months back or was it repaired by a supplier ? and is it an old heater has it have a warranty repair that time. ask for an
solution with the service shop that have done the repair if it was .




Feb 17, 2016 | Whirlpool Water Heaters

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Water heater will not work unless i push reset button will work for 24 hours or so then will stop working and i have to go out and reset it


The reset button or ECO (emergency cut-off) is a safety device.
The ECO trips and cuts off power to entire water heater when it detects temperatures over 150 degrees.
This prevents overheating and eventual explosion of water heater.

The ECO will trip for 4 possible reasons:
1) Bad thermostat. Water temperature inside tank exceeds 150 degrees F because thermostat is sticking in ON position, and thermostat does not turn off element correctly.
2) Loose wire inside or near upper thermostat that causes ECO to sense higher temperature
3) Bad element shorted to ground near center of element, and short does not cause breaker to trip
4) Factory-installed insulation and cover are removed from water heater >>> cooler air causes thermostat to read wrong temperature, and thermostat keeps heating water inside tank

Steps you can take:
First thing is to check if factory-insulation-and-cover are present.
Next look for signs of burning at or near screw terminals. Tighten loose wire if found.
Especially check the lower element screw terminals.
Take a photograph of the parts so you can see the parts larger on your computer, and compare parts more easily when buying new parts.
Next most likely suspect are the thermostats.
For around $22, you can buy generic upper-and-lower thermostats at Lowes or hardware store > then replace the thermostat(s) and see if problem persists.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

If problem continues after steps above
You will need to test water heater parts to track down the exact problem:
You need a inexpensive multimeter from Radio Shack, and the steps are simple, and you will know everything about an electric water heater afterward.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-water-heater.html

Answer back if you encounter something not covered above, and I will help.

Oct 25, 2010 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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Hot water smells


Do you have a well? How old is the water heater? If I remember correctly, the water may have corroded your water heater valve thermostat bulb. Call the manufacturer ph# on the tank, give then make, model & serial # and see if the unit is under warranty and if they can give you a solution to your problem or a replacement part. Have a plumber or local repairman install part or repair it.

May 13, 2010 | Water Heaters

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No heating just hot water


Hi, I am Russ. You don't say whether it is electric or gas? I am going to consider it electric, if it isn't then clarify.
If you are getting no hot water it can be and most usually is a very easy fix. At least try before calling a repairman. On the front of the water heater there are one or two (usually two) bulged out somewhat covers. This is where your upper and lower heating elements are. First of all, check the breaker or fuse to see if it is tripped or blown, if it is your heating element is most likely bad. You can by them at Home Depot. Try to locate the Breaker or fuse and turn it off, Next, open the top cover on front of heater and you will see a device in their that is the thermostat. it has a temperature dial on it and also a RESET button, most of the time the reset button has to be reset by simply pushing in on it, you will feel it set if it was tripped. The reason I say to turn off the power is because the thermostat has the live wires on it and if you touch one you will know it, (I do them w/o turning off power) because I have done them alive before and got shocked, but I know how to do it safely, so I don't. I HIGHLY recommend you turn it off. Sometimes the reset buttons are red. They pop out sometimes for no apparent reason, and just resetting them works fine, if it pops more than once, it is either the element, or the temperature dial is set too high, back it down slightly. If you have a usually gray box on next to your WH and the power cable comes from it to the WH, check to make sure it is on, it is an energy saving type device that turns the WH off at times, it should be ON, you can tell just by looking at it. There are other things that could be wrong but I gave you the ones that are the most common, there are times when a 240volt WH loses power on one wire and that can do it, in that case you need a licensed electrician or appliance repairman (or woman!) Good luck, and also please vote for me if you will, I am trying to go up to GURU! Thanks

Nov 09, 2009 | Water Heaters

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How to install a new temp sensor Whirlpool electric water heater


The instructions for installing the sensor will probably included with the new part. Also, when you receive the part and actually see it, you will probably know where it will go. Sometimes, things like this happen even with new units. I have had bad thermocouples on brand new units right from the factory. It happens and unfortunately it happens to us sometimes. Good luck and if you get the part and still have trouble, contact them again. If you would have bought a GE (Rheem) unit, they would have sent a tech out to your house at no cost. I'm not a fan of Whirlpool water heaters.

Apr 01, 2009 | Whirlpool Water Heaters

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No hot water at all


is the pilot light lit? try to turn the temp up on it useing the dial in the front of the gas valve. check the cold water feed turnd on to the water heater

Dec 30, 2008 | Rheem 40 Gallon FVR NATGAS Low WATER...

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Rheem water heater with powerglow ignition wont re-light


I have fixed mine. The problem part is the Ignition Control module. It is made by Robert Shaw part # SP10758. I paid $93 plus shipping.

Works great now. A repairman wanted to sell me a gas valve for $488.
Watch out for these people.....

Nov 06, 2008 | Water Heaters

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Electric Water Heater Problem


When an electric water heater fails to heat water, either the power to the water heater has been interrupted or there is a problem with the controls or the heating elements. 1) Be sure electricity is being delivered to the appliance. Check the main switch on the water heater and the circuit breaker (or fuse) that serves the water heater. 2) Check the high-temperature cutoff in the water heater. Open the panel, and push the reset button. 3) If these steps don’t solve the problem, call an appliance repairperson.

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