Question about RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER
Water gets too hot
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Water Too Hot
needs new thermostat(s) If the whole tank is heating( next time it trips, before using any hot water check the lower tank thru the lower element access(breaker off) If the lower tank is hot-you need a new lower thermostat. if just the upper part of the tank is heating -you need an upper thermostat.
Posted on Jan 26, 2010
you need to replace the thermostats. the elements are working, as your water is getting hot.
I would replace both upper and lower thermostats. be sure to set the temps the same for both.
the thermostats sit against the tank and read the tank temperature. if one is malfunctioning, they will over heat the water, causing you to get severe hot water.
also as a precaution, I would replace the temperature and pressure relief valve. if your water is getting that hot, and this has not "popped" then it is time to replace it.
Posted on Sep 08, 2010
I wrote a page for changing water heater thermostat.
The photos take you through step-by-step
I recommend replacing both upper and lower thermostats so it eliminates thermostats as possible cause if water heater keeps overheating.
The Reliance 606 manual shows your water heater uses generic upper and lower thermostats from hardware store.
Likely the thermostat will solve the problem:
Posted on Nov 10, 2010
SOURCE: my reliance 606 is electric
Water heaters typically don't repair themselves every other day.
That suggests something electrical is connecting and disconnecting.
Good news is ordinary tank-type electric water heaters are fully repairable by homeowner using generic parts from home center or hardware.
Could be one of three things: Problem is this, if water heater is working correctly at that moment, testing might not reveal source of trouble. Best to do testing when water heater is not working. If you don't want to test, then do step 3 below and see if problem persists, and then move out from there.
1) Circuit breaker not making full contact.
2) Loose wire/bad wire inside tank: Open covers and check for loose screws and signs of high heat and burning:
Do a full troubleshoot:
3) Malfunctioning thermostat. Replace both thermostats for $28
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Posted on Feb 06, 2011
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