Question about Rheem 80 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC 82V802

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My water pipes froze thursday night so friday night when i went to bed i left the tubs hot water turned on and they thawed out about 2am i got up and turned the tub faucets off the water was hot at that time. when i got back up 4 hours later is only cold water coming out of the hot water tap. PLEASE HELP

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  • josh1111 May 11, 2010

    are the pipes to your bathtub on an outside wall? if they are they may not be insulated good.

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Checked the circuit breaker for the water heater?

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You probibly ran the hot water tank out of hot water shut off the hot water comming out of your fausets for a few hours and check it again u could also try to reset your tank by pulling off the front cover and hitting the reset button and my last thought is sadly you burnt out your heating elements and they need to be replaced good luck man

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Flexible connectors are 24" or 30" long and have 3/4" nut on each end, so disassemble existing pipes using pipe wrench.
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