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Turned off power at breaker to water heater to fix a water leak under house. Turned power back on and no hot water..do I have to hit reset or something?

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If it is a Gas Water Heater, you need to relight the pilot. If it is electric, I have never seen a reset on a tank. There is just the single or double element and a thermostat.

Check the breakers again, sometimes they look closed but they are slightly away. Pull the breaker on the heater all the way off and then all the way on until it clicks.

Posted on Dec 18, 2016

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  • Michael Sanford
    Michael Sanford Dec 18, 2016

    Very helpful..thanks

  • Andrew Taylor
    Andrew Taylor Dec 19, 2016

    My pleasure. Is it gas or electric and did the advice fix it?

  • Michael Sanford
    Michael Sanford Dec 19, 2016

    It is electric. Checked breaker...problem solved.

  • Andrew Taylor
    Andrew Taylor Dec 19, 2016

    Great. Thanks for the feedback. Sometimes if the breakers are used as a switch or are old, they will get lazy and not snap back properly.

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If you're having to reset the breaker, then most likely you have a bad heating element. Usually the bottom element burns out first, however if you had the water off, and the level dropped in the tank, the heater might have come on without water in it. This will cause it to overheat and burn out. Now when you turn the breaker on, the current is going to ground, tripping the breaker. If you are handy you can replace them, but be sure water heater electric is off or disconnected, and then drain water below the element level. While you're replacing one element replace them both.

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