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No hot water comes into the house


1) Copy following link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html#no
http://waterheatertimer.org/Crossover.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Low-hot-water-pressure.html

2) One pipe on top of heater is warm??? >> breaker is ON >>> this indicates that electric water heater has hot water.
When you opened the TP valve, did hot water come out???

3) Feb 2013 >> add a comment.

Feb 24, 2013 | Rheem 50 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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How do I replace the heating elements in my Rheem water heater


Replace heating elements can be found at amazon, click here and take a look: Amazon com rheem heating element . I hope this was helpful... cheers

Jan 31, 2013 | Rheem 82V40-2 Fury Electric Residential...

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Changing thermostat on ruud water heater


1) Copy following link to adjust water heater temperature.:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-temperature-on-water-heater.html

2) Add a comment if more help is needed. Jan 2013

Jan 26, 2013 | Rheem Ruud Commercial Electric Water...

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Wiring schematic for a upper thermostat


Jan 2013
1) Copy following links for wiring upper thermostat:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/WH-w-combined2-1000.jpg
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-water-heater-thermostats.html

2) Thermostat must sit flat against tank wall to read correct temperature, and entire opening must be covered with insulation so cool room temperature will not interfere with temperature reading.
Be sure to put cover back on side of tank for electrical safety, and to prevent any possible fire caused by melted parts and overheating.

3) Tighten wires very tight under screw plate, and make sure only copper wire is used, and all wires under plate are same gauge, do not mix stranded wire and solid wire or stranded will become loose.
Only copper under the screw plate and cut back insulation so no insulation gets under screw plate.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Burned-thermostat5-143.jpg

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Jan 23, 2013 | Rheem Water Heaters

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Want to raise the water temp


Stand alone water heaters have temperature controls in different locations.

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Most residential electric water heaters operate on 240 volts. Please, shut off power first whenever you need open or remove panels for adjustments or servicing.

"Traditional" electric water heaters have them behind removable panels - like the top and bottom gray panel on the water heaters on the right side of the photo. Both panels have adjustable controls behind them and both should be adjusted to the same setting.

Some newer electric water heaters use electronic controls. These may be accessible without removing panels and even have digital displays. Others have controls that are located on the top of the heater - behind a panel. Electronically controlled water heaters may or may not need to be powered on when making adjustments. Check your manual if in doubt.

Gas (propane & natural gas) type water heaters have the temperature control on the gas valve. There are often two controls on the valve, one for the pilot (off, light and on positions) and a second for temperature adjustment.

A tankless water heater built into your home's furnace is controlled by an "aquastat". An aquastat is a fancy term for a thermostat to control water temperature. A typical aquastat is mounted directly on or very near the furnace and looks like this:

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Inside, are several temperature settings. Here's a photo of the interior of the Honeywell aquastat:


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The Hi dial should never be set to a value lower than the Lo dial. "Safe" settings are Hi = 180, Lo = 160 and Diferential (above "Lo") = 10. You'll need to tweak these up a bit to make water hotter. You should read more about settings for these aquastats here. Skip down to the section titled "What Settings To Use on a Heating Boiler Aquastat Combination Control"

I hope this helps & good luck!

Nov 22, 2012 | General Electric GE SmartWater Household...

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Lower thetermostatv temprature to 66. it's set to 77 right now and doesn't go lower


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You have 240Volt electric water heater.
Lower thermostat is set as low as it can go at 77.
But you want water temperature set to 66?
First thing to remember is that water heater thermostat settings are approximate since they read temperatures through the steel tank wall.
Second thing is that thermostats for electric water heater are generic, and are not made for lower temperature range settings. This is probably since most people complain that water is not hot enough.
I'm looking at a generic lower thermostat from Lowes right now. The low temperature setting is 90 degrees F.
Looking at some older thermostats from a drawer right now: one does not have a lower temperature mark, the other is a Reliance with low temp of 95, the old craftmaster goes down to 80.
So I don't even have a thermostat that goes as low as the one you have, except for gas water heater thermostats that traditionally can be set to 50 degrees for vacation mode to prevent freezing.
More thermostats can be seen on following link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-temperature-on-water-heater.html

Jul 12, 2011 | White Rodgers 0754-1 Electric Water Heater...

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How do I turn the bottom thermostat down to 110 degrees. What should the numbers be?


Many times there are no numbers on thermostat since temperature settings are approximate.
Link below shows step-by-step temperature adjustment for typical tank-type gas and electric water heaters. Residential electric tanks can usually be set from 90 to 150, and gas from 50 to 150.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html
Use cooking thermometer at water heater drain valve for more precise reading.

If water heater used to be hotter, look at diagrams following link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html

Other water heater tips and tricks:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

If you have tankless water heater, consult manual.
Changing temperature on tankless can lead to problems.
Tankless should be de-limed each year to maintain efficiency. U-tube search 'delime tankless'
Read the manual for yearly maintenance requirement.
All costs are energy, and tankless are maintenance heavy.

Mar 07, 2011 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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Whirlpool Energy Smart Water heater - light is solid green then every now and then blink a couple of times then go solid again.What does this mean?


2 flashes = high water temperature (the water heater comes set at 120, and you can set it lower or higher)
3 flashes = sensor failure (temperature sensor similar to a thermostat on regular water heater)
4 flashes = upper element
5 flashes = lower element
Links below are for Whirlpool manuals
http://www.whirlpoolwaterheaters.com/support/Manuals.aspx
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Whirlpool-energy-smart-electric-manual.pdf

The water heater is working right now.
If the elements go out, they are available at any hardware store.
The temperature sensor is easily replaced and can be ordered from Whirlpool.
You might want an extra temperature sensor on-hand so repairs are not delayed.
Link below shows the product in detail.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Whirlpool-Energy-Smart-electric.html
Let the water heater do its job until it fails.

Oct 22, 2010 | Water Heaters

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I have a Vangaurd 6E720 30 gal electric hot water heater and the water does not get very warm.


If this is a new installation, make sure the unit is feed with at least 208+ volts of electricity.
If it is an older tank, try turning up the temperature setting on both thermostats. Set the top one 10 degrees higher than the bottom. If there is now change in the water temperature after a day or two, replace both thermostats. While your at it, change both element as well. A complete universal electric water heater rebuild kit should only cost around $35.

Aug 28, 2010 | Vanguard International Vanguard BY Rheem...

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