Question about Water Water Heaters
Night element gives me constant hot water. I have changed the fuse in the wall switch and have checked all the wires and they all look connected as far as I can tell.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like the by-pass valve diaphragm. This valve detects that hot water is being drawn off at the tap and then diverts the mains input water across the heat exchanger. Very often it's the diaphragm inside the valve which is punctured or split.This can be replaced [depending on model] if you take apart the valve
. Remove the front panel and lower the control panel.The valve is at the bottom left of the boiler
Suggest turning off the service taps to the two heating pipes and the cold mains inlet pipes before tackling the valve
Posted on Mar 20, 2010
Turn on the boiler and jump out the pressure by putting a wire between the 2 electric connections only after the unit fires up than put the jumper on, if it runs ok it is the pressure switch.
Posted on Jul 23, 2010
1) You posted under Rheem-GE electric water heater.
If upper element is burned out, then water heater will not heat any water.
2) Replace upper element:
3) Open following link for complete troubleshoot:
This troubleshoot assumes you have standard thermostats and elements.
4) Manuals and links. I do not see 'smart lights' in the manual.
Troubleshooting starts page 15.
5) Add a comment with your experience so other with same-similar problem can benefit.
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Posted on Mar 26, 2011
SOURCE: Have a Reliance model 640 DORS,bought end of 2008, replaced both heating elements 3 months ago, was told that is what was needed,water at that time was getting very hot, really too hot, after changing
Replace both thermostats.
Openfollowing link for electric water heater troubleshoot:
Posted on Jun 02, 2012
1) I bet the water heater has hot water, but hot does not arrive at tap because of bad faucet cartridge or bad recirculation system check valve
2) When cold water arrives at tap, go check if water heater has hot water. Then do the crossover test. Then add comment and say what you discover
3) Electric water heaters can be repaired by homeowner using generic off-the-shelf parts from local hardware store.
Posted on Feb 19, 2013
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Occasionally, the high temperature limit shut off device may trigger and shut the
system down. This occurs when water temperature exceeds 190° F and shuts off
power to the heating element. The shut off device may also trigger from a power
outage or electrical storm.
To reach the thermostat:
1. Pry off the round cover plate (V Fig. 3/1) from its right hand edge (W Fig. 3/1) with
a small flat-head screwdriver.
2. Remove the Phillips screw revealed beneath the round cover plate.
3. The cover (C Fig. 3/1) can now be removed by pulling out its left-hand edge. When
reassembling, work in the opposite way being careful to insert the tongue of the
cover into the slot.
4. Firmly press reset button (B Fig. 4). Reconnect power.
5. IMPORTANT: Check the operation of the thermostat, turn temperature dial from
high to low, if the red light does not go off on low setting, turn off power supply and
call a service person to replace the thermostat.
6. If the system works, place dial setting to desired setting. Note: a lower setting is
more economical and reduces the risk of scalding. Replace cover plate.
CAUTION: Call a technician if the high limit needs to be reset frequently.
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