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Lose of hot water at times

Haft to reset the reset button time and time again than I will have hot water for a time

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Hi,
If you keep kicking the reset you have a thermostat that is bad...it could be either the top or the bottom one...but you will have the check and see if it is switching to the bottom element or not...if it does switch to the bottom it is the bottom t-stat bad, if not then the top one is bad...

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Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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1) Reset button is a good starting place to check water heater.
Reset clicks off for a number of reasons, including overheated water.

2) Reset will not reset, then replace thermostat.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

3) Resets clicks on, but clicks off again later, you should diagnose the problem.
Clicking reset is not a hazard
Click the reset as often as you want until you have time to diagnose.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-water-heater.html

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Then use tester on top two screws (T1 - T3 screws -or- 1 and 3 screws) of upper thermostat to check if you have power.

If you have power, then replace thermostat.
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Please rate this response and Good Luck, Phil

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