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Rheem energy miser. Model 81v52d c, 50 gal. Is not heating any water. I don't have the manual for it to see what troubleshooting options there are.

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The water heater was taken out to tile the floor and put back in 2 days later. It has power but is not heating the water. Can you help?

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If it is electric then it might be the heating coil and it needs to be replaced or if it gas then pilot light is going out. it needs to be relit

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Or you have undersized 12 gauge wire and 20 amp breaker and the heat has loosened breaker on the busbar. Breaker trips when heat exceeds breaker limit. Jiggle breaker and listen for crackling sound.

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Hello, I have a Rheem 81V52D 50 gal. residential water heater. I had the upper element short out. I replaced both the upper & lower elements with the 4500 watt 230v. My problem now is that the upper...


It's probably bad upper or lower thermostat.
BUT... new element could also be shorted.
OR ... original tank is rated 1500 watt elements look at label on side of tank.
I always replace both thermostats to save time.
Lower thermostat costs $10 at Lowes.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

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The first thing I would do is to turn the thermostat up and down several times,wait a few mins. and do it again. Then run hot water until element comes on. Let it run for a few mins and then turn it back to lowest setting.
I never really came up with a good reason why this works some times but I always tried to save money for my customers and quite often I was 30 or more miles to supply house and it was a cheap fix.
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