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Ruud model no PE52-2c I remove element from waterheater, black wire grounded. I want know where the fuse is on the panal.

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Electric Water Heater blows fuse, but only every few years


Your residential water heater is not 9000 watts. Or it would blow the fuse every day and melt the wire. Instead, you have dual-element non-simultaneous 4500 watt water heater.
http://waterhatertimer.org/How-it-works.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Figure-Volts-Amps-Watts-for-water-heater.html
Look at label for 'total connected watts'
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Whirlpool-energy-smart-watt-rating-IMG_2600.jpg
25 amp breaker or fuse and 10 gauge wire is minimum acceptable for 4500 watt water heater.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Color-code-wire.html
Troubleshoot blowing breaker or fuse:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html#trip-breaker
Why does it blow fuse once each year?? I don't know.
Fuses and breakers trip when overheating occurs on wire.
Each fuse or breaker is rated for heat, and over time, it will get hot and then cool and then get hot again ... this action weakens fuse or breaker.
To solve problem: install 3500 watt elements (and clean sediment out of tank). Wire will run cooler, and fuse will last longer. Whole fuse box will demand less power, and run cooler, and will last longer as a result. So there is less stress on electric service panel.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-water-heater-element.html
3500 watt element will heat water to same temperature, but takes longer. For example: 4500 watt heats 21 gallons per hour, while 3500 watt heats 17 gallons per hour.

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How to wire a rheem 40 gal electric hotwater heater with a yellow,blue, and Black wires


Jan 2013
1) Water heaters can be wired many different ways.
Copy following link For ordinary household 240Volt water heater, the heater is wired for non-simultaneous operation:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/WH-w-combined2-1000.jpg
Copy following link For other wiring diagrams, including off-peak, simultaneous, redundant, etc
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-water-heater-thermostats.html

2) Make sure water heater circuit breaker and wire size matches watt rating that shows on end of each element.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Color-codewire.html

3) Non simultaneous means only 1 element is ON at a time.
So either upper element is ON, or lower element is ON, or both elements are OFF.
Both elements are never ON at same time.
So non-simultaneous water heater with two 4500 watt elements has total connected watt rating of 4500 watts. Because only 1 element can be ON at a time.
Use 30 amp breaker and 10 gauge wire.

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I have a ruud ruudglas pacemaker electric hot water heater. model number pem52-2b. first person to ake show in the moring has hto water for about 5mins and then it turns luke warm . when you wati about 10...


sounds like thermostat but element can be checked with a multi-meter, turn power off at fuse panel, pull one wire of element put multimeter on both screws on element using continuity setting should show continuity or beep as most do if not its burned out and needs to be replaced

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Need to know the year of my tank RR410T


the age of all water heaters is listed under the serial #, not model #. you will have to call a plumbing supply house that deals in your brand of waterheater, a.o. smith, ruud, bradfordwhite,etc.

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Gas works fine -gets hot water. But electric will not give hot water, only cold. How do you remove the heating element? It is on the inside of trailer in a black box? Model GC6AA-10E Atwood.


I'm thinking when you say black box, that you also have a wall switch with a symbol like a lightning bolt and you switch that on as well as checked breaker panel to make sure breaker is on as well.
With that said, you'll have 2 of 3/8" nuts holding that black cover on. Remove top one and loosen bottom one and pull cover off. ( Be sure power is off to unit while doing this.) You'll find the element in behind it. Put a voltmeter on black to element (red probe or alligator clip) and (black probe) to ground where you see green wire connected to tank. Turn breaker on then switch at wall. You should hear a relay click and 120 Volts should show at black wire ( red probe) . If you've got 120 volts there, shut off all power, drain water heater and replace element.

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I replaced the heating elements(2) and switiches(2) on my Rudd electric hot water heater. Model PES 40-2. The switghes came with several wiring diagrams.(universal) Can I get a diagram specific to my...


Residential water heaters USUALLY follow same diagram unless water heater is wired for other purpose. Multiple diagrams on instructions show available options. Take photo of wiring before removing wires on any electrical device.
Upper element.
Black wire from top of heater connects to #1 top left screw.
Red wire from top connects to #3 top right screw.
Blue wire from upper element connects to #4 middle screw on right side
Red wire from lower element connects to #4 middle screw on right side
Yellow wire from upper element connects to #2 lower left screw
Black wire from lower thermostat connects to #4 lower right screw
Upper element: Yellow and Blue wires connect to either screw
Lower element: Red wire from top connects to either screw
Lower thermostat: Black wire from top connects to top screw
Short wire between lower thermostat and lower element

http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Water-heater-wiring-w-numbe.jpg
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Thermostats-numbered-divided-500.jpg
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-water-heater-thermostats.html

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HELLO, MY WATERHEATER KEEPS TRIPPING THE RESET BUTTON ABOUT TWO TIMES A MONTH. WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM?


could be faulty thermostat/reset button, or shorted element. Breaker to water heater off,
Check elements for continuity to ground. should be no continuity to ground. If elements OK replace reset button. If you have noticed very hot water and elements checked OK then replace both thermostats along with reset button

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My reliance electric waterheater wont shut off.i replaced both upper and lower themostats. it runs till it trips the reset switch.sounds like the upper element still running after lower shuts off


Test elements for short to ground.
Element that is shorted in center might not trip breaker.
Because thermostat only turns off one leg of 240V circuit, the element will continue heating using 120v to ground:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html

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