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Red light on heater hot to touch no steam why?

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Brand new water heater not working


touch your volt meter to the element wires with power on to see if you get 240 that far. if you do your element is bad. they can test good and still be bad. if you dont get 240 to it then you have a bad reset switch

Mar 12, 2014 | Water Heaters

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Electric Water Heater not Working


If you have an electric water heater and it is not making any hot water then you have a problem. The good news is that electric water heaters are not that hard to troubleshoot and there are not a lot of things that can go wrong with them. I will go over the things that can give trouble and how to fix them.

First off if you have some hot water but not as much as you did when it was new then you probably have a bad bottom element. Only the top element is working, so you are only getting about 1/3 of a tank of hot water, replace the bottom element and you will be good again.

If you are making steam, then you have a bad thermostat. While you are making the steam out the relief valve, check to see which element is working. The easiest way to do that is to see which element has 220v on the two screws on the element. That thermostat at that element is bad. Replace it and you will stop the sauna.

If you have no hot water then check the red reset button directly above the top thermostat. You may have to push very hard on it to get it to reset. If the reset is tripped then you have a bad thermostat. Finding out which one can be tricky and timing is important to catch the bad thermostat in the act.

No hot water can also be the result of the top heating element going bad. If the top element goes bad then the top thermostat will never get enough heat to trip on the bottom thermostat. Therefore you will get no hot water. Dual element hot water heaters for residential use, do not ever run both elements at the same time. Only the top OR the bottom will be energized at a time.

This all there is to checking an electric hot water heater. If you are having problems go through this list systematically and you will find your problem and be able to fix it.

For a diagram of how a typical electric hot water heater is wired, check out this tip.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4422595-electric_water_heater_wiring_diagram

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4656190-electric_hot_water_heater_temperature

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4656414-replace_thermostat_element_electric_hot

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4041115-clean_hot_water_heater

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3689051-home_water_heaters_hot_water_heater

on Apr 28, 2010 | Water Heaters

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No steam is coming out?


Try salt in the water, booklet in mine recomends salt to create steam, but don't add too much or you'll end up with a mini giser!!!
Hope this helps, if not, it's possible that the heating element is bad. Try the salt, then turn on for 1/2 hour or so, remove the cartridge from the water resivore and slowly stick a finger in to see if the water is hot or cold...

Apr 14, 2013 | Vicks Warm Mist V745A 1 Gallon Humidifier

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Hot water working but heating not coming on,wiring seems to be correct,is there reset button maybe?


There usually is a reset button that is red. If this is a electric hot water heater it could be your heating element is out. They are pretty easy to do your self. Normally just take off a side cover slide old one and replace with new one. make sure you turn power off, and if you put in new element, DO NOT turn power on until water is filled in water heater, otherwise you will burn out new one. They have to be always in water to avoid burn out.

May 08, 2011 | Heating & Cooling

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I just installed a water heater about 11:00 am today but still do not have hot water what could it be


1) Many times people turn ON the electricity before the tank is filled with water.
This instantly burns out any element that is not submerged in water.
If the upper element is burned out, the lower element may be good, but the way the thermostats work, the upper element must heat top of tank before power is sent to lower element.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html

2) My new electric water heater had same problem, and the red reset button, or ECO, was tripped on upper thermostat.
Open cover and check reset.
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3) I will be here for the next several hours, add a comment and I will help further

http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

Nov 05, 2010 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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Matsui mf160 dishwasher not heating the water


Hot water heatermag-glass_10x10.gif elements will need to be replaced when there is no hot water, apparently less hot water or the hot water is taking longer to recover after showers, laundry, dishwashing or other demands on hot water. It is not difficult to replace a hot water heater element. Consult the documentation so you can purchase the right element for your hot water heater. If you do not have the documentation, write down the make and model information and take that information with you to a supply store. The store clerk will help you find the right element for your hot water heater.
  1. Step 1 Turn off all power supply to the hot water heater. Turn off the cold water supply to the water heater. Attach a garden hose to the bottom spigot of the hot water heater and open the valve to drain the unit.
  2. Step 2 Hot water heatersmag-glass_10x10.gif typically have an upper and lower element. Open both control panels with a screwdriver. There will be insulation behind each panel. Fold the insulation out of the way; the elements and thermostats will be visible.
    Disconnect the wires from the element and remove the element. If the element is installed with a mounting plate, remove the bolts with a socket wrench. If the element is not installed with a mounting plate, remove with an element wrench.
  3. Step 3 Clean the gaskets and the gasket area on the hot water heater tank. Install the new elements by inserting them into the hole. Be sure the gaskets are tightly in place. If the element is installed with a mounting plate, tighten opposite diagonal bolts so the element stays straight in the tank. If the element is installed with an element wrench, use the element wrench to install the new elements.
  4. Step 4 Reconnect the wires for each element. Close the drain valve. Open the cold water supply. Do not turn the power supply back on yet. The tank must be filled completely before turning the power supply back on to the hot water heater. Open a hot water valve; the hot water faucet on a tub is a good option. When all trapped air has escaped and the water is flowing freely from the spigot without air bubbles, the power supply can be turned back on to the hot water heater. After filling, inspect the area around the elements for any signs of leaking. If everything looks good, reposition the insulation and replace the control panel access covers

Nov 14, 2009 | Dishwashers

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No hot water just cold


Try to test the ome reading for the water heater element

Mar 27, 2009 | General Electric GE SmartWater Household...

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Bradford White Water Heater Model: M165R6DS13


Immediately turn off power to heater. One of two things has happened. Either: A. The electrical contacts in one of the thermostats has welded together, necessitating replacement of the thermostat(s). (in this case I would recommend replacing both upper and lower thermos) or B. The lower element has burnt through, and because there is 120 volts to the lower element at all times (it normally only heats when the thermos complete the circuit to give it a path to the other "hot", putting a full 240 volts on it) a section of the element will continue to heat up to the point where the break allows the current to complete it's path to neutral ground via the water in the tank. It can continue to heat until the high limit safety thermo trips out. (the red reset button on the upper thermostat)
If either condition exists, the high limit safety thermo should trip out power to the heater before boiling water, and thus steam, is produced. Even if the safety thermo should fail to cut power, the pressure / temperature relief valve should open, releasing excessive pressure. If that should also fail to open, due to corrosion or such, the water heater will create steam and can actually result in explosion, and possible injury or death!
Several years ago I came across one that was boiling and when I turned on a hot water faucet to relieve the pressure it filled the entire basement with steam. (I still shutter to think if I didn't catch that fast enough I or someone else could have been killed)

The most likely cause of your extra hot water is actually the lower element. After you turn off power to the heater, turn off the water supply to the heater, open a hot water faucet to allow air to enter the tank and drain the tank. Remove the lower element. A bad element is usually visually apparent. If it looks good, you would have to test it with an ohm meter. (should be about 20 ohms if it is good) Install new element, turn on water and fill until water flows steadily from the hot water faucet you left open. Now you can turn the faucet off and turn power back on to heater.

Feb 14, 2009 | LG (LRBC22522ST) Stainless Steel

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No steam comes out


I just took mine apart and cleaned the scale off the heating elements. Filled to the level with hot water and it was steaming good in about 2 mins.

Mar 01, 2008 | Vicks V150SG 1 Gallon Humidifier

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Prolectrix 3 tier steam


Is the unit spraying ok? If not then the heater may be plugged. Other than that, you should fill the tank with hot tap water, the the heater will only heat it alittle more, you won't really see steam.

Jan 19, 2008 | Bissell 1699 ProHeat Clear View Upright...

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