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Replace outlet, check load rating that is plugged into outlet, check if home has aluminum wire (call electrician immediately), check if wire and breaker size match.


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Should be a cold water valve nearby on fill line. Turn water on & fill BEFORE applying electrical power or you will burn out heating elements in seconds!

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I switched off the power prior to looking at this, i did not wire it. landlord replaced thermostat yesterday after the heating element had already been replaced2xs now, 0 hot. heater model 71-40sb

Is this a 220 VAC H/W Heater or a 120 VAC H/W Heater?
Note: Info provided here is for a 220VAC H/W Heater
Thermostat doesn't look like a new one, maybe it is used!
Check input power (voltage) on top two wires if this is a 220VAC H/W Heater ... then the input power from the C/B in the Electrical Panel should be 220 VAC. If 220 VAC power is not present on the top two wires ... you may have a bad C/B in Electrical panel. Make sure C/B is turned ON and if still no power on top two wires replace C/B. If 220 VAC is present on top two wires then press Red Reset Button very hard to make sure it is Reset. Then check for 220 VAC at the Thermostat ( bottom two terminals), if 220 VAC is present then check for 220 VAC on the Heating Element terminals (bottom of picture). If 220 VAC is present on the terminals of Heating Element then H/W Heater should be working otherwise Heating Element is Bad and replacement is necessary. Good Luck! Handy Henry

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Just installed, shows error code E2, is not heating water

An E2 code is often an indicator of an electrical problem inside the water heater. The most common problem is with the inlet water temperature sensor. Often a reset will fix the problem. To achieve the reset unplug the unit. Open the unit being careful of fragile electrical wires. Next remove the computer board and then disconnect each plug in wire and reseat them one at a time. Reassemble the unit and plug it in. It should be in working condition, without the E2 code.

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Central heating not working but hot water is ok.

If when you turn power off you wait a while it is probably not the central system coming on. You have a triple aquastat that maintains a temperature level needed to provide hot water. but you are not getting the thermostat to operate the central heating. The thermostat is a switch that operates by temperature. if you have tried raising the thermostat and the system did nor kick in. try jumping the thermostat terminals in the aquastat . if that works then the problem is either in the thermostat or the wiring to the thermostat. also with a electrical tester." while the thermostat is jumped" test the c1 and c2 terminals to see if power is going to the circulator. If not then you need a new aquastat. if you have power and the pump is not moving water replace it.

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Install new electric water heater

The copper straps are grounding straps. Connected directly to the plumbing they serve 2 purposes. 1. Electrical ground incase of short circuit of the heating elements. 2. Provide grounding of minor electrical currents created by dissimilar metals in a conductive fluid, which can cause accelerated corrosion.

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My 6gallons atwwod water heater stop working. the drain plug had 2 wires coming from it. what are they for

"BEWARE OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD"!! Wires coming from a drain plug would indicate to me that someone has used a "hot rod" type element in the water heater. They are an aftermarket heating element, that would be plugged in somewhere, (usually inside to a receptacle) that would supply 120 VAC (hydro) to it. BE REAL CAREFUL THAT THOSE WIRES AREN'T LIVE.!! Go in trailer and access rear of water heater if that's where the wires appear to be going and make sure it's not plugged in somewhere. When you removed it, was it similar to a round rod , or just a plug?

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Water not heating,can i get the heating element for it?

If it is Electrical you can get one at any hardware store.

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Electric heating not working

Make sure switch on water heater at back where electrical wire is attached is in the on position, as well as any breaker marked for water heater. Some RV's also share a connection at a switch by counter in kitchen that only allows either microwave, or water heater, not both at same time. Possible that ECO, Thermostat assy in behind black cover on outside may be faulty, but not very likely. If you verify that there is hydro to connection at back of tank, I would suspect element is faulty. Not uncommon to burn element out if it was on, before tank was full of water, or when tank was emptied for some reason.

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Quit heating water

your element may be burnt out and need replacing

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