Question about Rheem 50 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC 82V522
Hello - I suddenly loss hot water. Tested voltage across top leads to thermostat, 0V. Tested each lead to ground, 120v. Shouldn't I be seeing 240v across those leads? Does this mean that the thermostat is defective?
Press reset button located on upper thermostat. Test elements with multimeter set to read ohms, or replace both elements. And then replace both thermostats.
Posted on Apr 27, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you don't have current, 0v from terminal to terminal, then you don't have voltage to the elements. Replace the thermostat but check that you have 220v to the thermostat. It is possible that your breakers to the unit are either bad or tripped.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
If that is indeed so you have a "Short" between Phase and Earth. .. YES one should have the mains Voltage across the Load, But NEVER anything between Phase & Earth. Look think of it all like this. The Phase comes in, to a, say, a switch, from switch, to thermostat, from thermostat, to One Side of the "Load" Element. The "Other side of that "Load" Element then goes to Neutral. Circuit Complete. Two elements, wired in series would indeed split the Voltage, if wired that way. If done like this, but if wired in parallel, then, again Both would have One End, connected to Phase, & the "Other" side(s) would go to Neutral. Thus the circuit is complete. Some setups are more complex, and use two elements. but essentially all the same. The elements could be wired in series or parallel, depending on current draw/resistance. The Phase is the wire always "Broken" and the Neutral is always "Common".
Posted on Feb 10, 2010
SOURCE: Rheem hot water heater
Check the relief valve,drain and element's,water lines to make sure that they are not the source of the leak. If the tank is leaking you may be able to fix it for now.
The tank depending on condition of the tank if it is pretty sound. Clean up the area of the hole with sand paper. Go to any hardware store and get a JB Weld two part kit. JB Weld will fix almost anything . You can go to www.jbweldit.com for more information about this product. I wish you well and hope this will fix it for you.
Posted on Jun 27, 2010
Here is the link to a manual:
Be sure to have your circuit breaker off before you remove the cover.
220V and water together is not a good mix.
Posted on Jul 19, 2010
SOURCE: installed new rheem 40 gal
did you turn the power on BEFORE you filled it with water???
this is a pretty common mistake. you will need to check the upper element to make sure its working.
most water heaters have an upper and lower themostat. the upper thermostat is the one we need to check.
use your volt meter...
turn the power off, test with your volt meter to make sure! remove one wire from the element, not the thermostat, and check resistance on the element. if no resistance, you burned the element, and will need to replace it.
replace with same wattage, usually 4500watts. it will be written on the element.
also, I like to push the reset button on the thermostat to make sure it wasn't tripped.
Posted on Aug 31, 2010
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