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If you are saying that you have no supply to a water heater and it is electric, then you need to first check the circuit breaker panel. Water heaters are 220 volts, there should be a double breaker in the panel that is labeled for the water heater, if so make sure it is not off or tripped.

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Called and was told to change lower thermostat but yet again I had to go push red reset button on top panel to get it back on to get hot water. what should I do now?


You have electric water heater.
You have top and bottom panel, so water heater is 240Volt.
No hot water because ECO reset button tripped.
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I usually replace both upper and lower thermostats.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

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I have a Rheem Electric water heater Model#71-52DB. It has no power and not heating when it does have power.


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http://waterheatertimer.org/Test-electricity-to-water-heater.html
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