Question about Water Heaters
How to wire this hot water heater?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Shut off breaker to you water heater. STILL TEST FOR VOLTAGE BEFORE YOU TOUCH ANY WIRING. The 3 wire that go to you water heater disconnect them. You are going to install them to your WH 40 timer.
The wires that you disconnected will now go to terminals: Black to Terminal 1 & White To Terminal 3, The Ground copper wire will go to the ground terminal should be a green screw.
You will have to buy some 10/2 wiring to go from your timer to your water heater. You can buy it by the foot at Lowes. Figure how much you will need.
With the new 10/2 wire install the Black to terminal 2 & White To Terminal 4, the ground wire will go to the ground screw with the other ground wire.
Wiring that went to terminals 2 & 4 will be installed to you water heater, the same way when you disconnected them. Set your timer clock and your done. Turn breaker back on!
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
make sure it is wired correctly, check circuit breaker, check breaker built on to element. If all fails, and it is determined your not getting power to it, you may need a electrician. Be careful. good luck.
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
Your 220v hot water heater does not need the neutral(white) wire coming in. Bare wire goes to ground -green headed screw. Black goes to black, Red goes to red. White gets teminated with a wirenut or some electrical tape.
Posted on Jan 25, 2010
First, let me say that no Rheem electric water heater that I am aware of has only 1 element.
You may have to search - but there should be one about 8 inches from the top and another behind a panel about 10 inches above the bottom. Please search again.
It is NOT possible to add an element to a "used" water heater. The inner and outer liners must both be sealed and that is done at the factory.
Posted on Feb 19, 2010
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