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Daton heater 3vu31 lower element stopped working

Can't find the resettable overheat switch

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SOURCE: does our heater have a reset switch

Turn power off at the emergency switch or breaker. You may want to test the safeties in the unit. Sometimes they pop and are not resettable and have to be replaced

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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Most likely Grainger. You might want to call them as their website can be a little tricky to find parts.

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Dishwasher stopped heating. PCB is fine with no signs of damage. Is there a resettable thermostat or is it a bung water heater?

Check your heating element..
A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...

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How do you know if its the thermostat or the heating element? /we have replaced both and its still not working, it doesnt heat up?

The element can be checked by measuring with a simple ohmmeter or resistance checker. If the resistance is very low (a few ohms) then it should work fine.

I am guessing that some dryers will drive power to the heater by using a driver components like a TRIAC. Without knowing more about the machine you have problems with, it is hard to know.

You may have an overheat cutout that has tripped. This could be a little resettable fuse on the back of the machine which will need to be pressed in. Sometimes they are non-resettable and just burn out if they get too hot and then have to be replaced.

Sorry I cannot give you more help.

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Where can i get a replacement heating element for my Dayton (3VU31) Oil Filled Electric Utility Heater

Most likely Grainger. You might want to call them as their website can be a little tricky to find parts.

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Rheem 83xr52-2 50 gal residential water heater. Water temp was low. I cut power at electric panel, removed upper panel on water heater, turned up thermostat, replaced panel and switched power back on at...

You can open the top up again. I would not turn the temp higher than 130 degrees, maximum. However, there should be above the thermostat a red button. This is where the power wires connect to the thermostats and heating elements. Sometimes this button needs to be reset, press it and discern if you hear a click sound. This means that the high temperature safety switch has tripped open and you had to manually "reset" it. There are two thermostats by the way. The water heater usually works this way. There are two thermostats and two heaters. The upper tank heater turns on first and it heats the top half of the tank. Then when the thermostat above is satisfied it then allows the bottom heater to come on and heat the bottom half of the tank. You might want to set the bottom heater thermostat as well. This is made this way because it is actually faster and more efficient to heat the top half first and the bottom half secondly. Try this first with the reset button. We could check voltages, but that requires a level of knowledge and safety that I am not sure that you are comfortable with. Pictures of the upper and lower thermostats and connections will help if the "reset" does not do the trick. By the way, not meaning or implying anything, but did you move the thermostat in the right direction? Sometimes the dials can be confusing.

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What would make the high limit switch on my kenmore electric dryer be open twice

Lint build up inside the machine, or a clogged dryer vent duct. if it is the resettable type, disconnect your dryer vent, reset the limit switch, and try to run it. if it works with the ducting disconnected, clean your ducting, and make sure the flapper door on the outside of your house is working. If the limit trips even with the duct disconnected, make sure the air path and fan are clean and free of lint. sometimes lint will build up on the heater element and catch on fire near the limit switch. the heater banks are available as a complete assembly, with a new element and all limit switches and thermostats. they run about 75 dollars.

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I just bought a house with an amerec sauna. The

the 'easy' answer would be a tripped high-limit switch. Inside the generator box, there is a resettable circuit breaker to the heating element, on the top of the water tank.
kill the power to the unit, take off the shell and look for the pushbutton.
If that is the problem, there is a likely chance that the temp sensor in the shower is not working so it overheats and trips the high temp limit.

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Model-88h-300-top element works no power to lower

Check again. Is there power to it but it's not working? If so, the bottom element is the one that always fails first because the sacrificial anode gets used up and deposits collect on the bottom creating a blanket of "insulation", making it not heat water and causing it to overheat (elements MUST be submerged, or they will burn up.) Chances are your element is bad. Replace, or if the water heater is more than 15 years old, get a whole new water heater. Good luck.

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Dayton 2yu62 doesn't work at all

Need to check heating elements and replace if necessary. If your checks are complete that is the answer I think.I suggest reviewing your findings. The heating elements rarely go bad.

Oct 22, 2008 | Dayton Electric Heater

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Does our heater have a reset switch

Turn power off at the emergency switch or breaker. You may want to test the safeties in the unit. Sometimes they pop and are not resettable and have to be replaced

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