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I havent heard my hot water heater in 2 days... I dont think its running how do I check? Is there a reset switch?

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The easiest way to check is to turn on the hot water at a faucet. If you don't get any hot water then you know that the tank is not working. The only switch is the circuit breaker or fuse which send power to your electric tank. J.

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