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I installed kenmore power miser heater not getting hot water need to know if wires are correct please

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Water heater are usually 240 volt. I do not know if this is a standard water heater (tank type) or a tankless but the main wiring will be the same. Black should go to black and the the red to the white if you do not have corresponding red wires. The green is the ground and should be attached to the screw in the wiring box of the heater. If you have any other questions please contact me at kreaume@charter.net

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