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Hot water heater model ge4786a. no hot water. Tried turning breaker off and then on. Is there a reset on the unit and if so what do I do?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Hot Water Heater Trouble
There are 2 checks for the heating elements:
#1 Check the voltage to element ( Black to ground, and red to either terminal of the element.
#2 Check resistance across the element. First turn the power off to the Water Heater, remove wires from element, then measure resistance across element. A good element could read anywhere from 9 K Ohms to 13 K Ohms depending on the voltage of the element. A bad resistance reading would be an infinite reading, or 0 Ohms.
If your elements check good, you might replace the thermastat
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Posted on Jul 29, 2008
it usaly takes a few hours to heat up depending on water size check our breaker to see if it tripped out make sure all your wire connections are good u could take the front plate off and hit reset if you dont get hot water in a few hours ull probibly have to replace the trermostats and maby the elements its not hard to do good luck
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
SOURCE: hot water heater won't stay lit
Brad Z - you are absolutely correct!
Mine is a sealed burner type and was flooded with 4 inches of water and after I pumped the water out of the basement, the pilot wouldn't stay on for a long time and also when I turned the thermostat on burner went out after few seconds.
The problem was that the air intake screen under the burner had water on it and air canot make it through. I used a paper towel and wiped as much as I could and it started right up, I could feel the air sucked in when I turned the thermostat up.
Hope someone finds this helpful, I had 3 plumbers that wanted to replace the unit and couldn't figure out why it was not starting.
Posted on Mar 20, 2010
SOURCE: I have to turn on
This is not an uncommon problem with 'flash heaters' of this type; for safety, they all require a certain minimum of flow before the gas supply is turned on.
Some brands/models have a factory-set adjustment for the minimum flow rate.
You might locate the mfr.'s website, contact them and describe your problem. This can also be caused by the modern flow-limited shower heads not allowing enough water to flow to keep the heater turned on.
If you have a retired shower head, you might try replacing the one currently used to see if it allows enough flow to allow proper operation. Either way, it is a waste of water.
Posted on Aug 03, 2010
The F10 F11 F12 F13 F14 Error Codes indicate that the electronic oven control board senses a runaway temperature condition in the oven through the oven sensor circuit.
This can be caused by a faulty oven temperature sensor probe or a failed electronic control board.
Oven temperature is detected by the control board as it monitors the resistance through the oven temperature sensor circuit.
You could have a failed oven temperature sensor, a wiring harness failure, an open thermal switch or a failed electronic oven control board that would cause this problem.
The first component to check would normally be the oven temperature sensor probe.
If you have a volt/ohm meter, you can shut off the breaker for the range and remove the screws that mount this sensor to the back wall of the oven.
Carefully pull the wire harness into the oven cavity until you get to the wire harness disconnect plug.
You should have enough slack to pull it this far into the oven.
Disconnect the sensor but do not let the wire harness retract back through the back wall of the oven or it will be hard to reconnect.
Measure the resistance of the oven temperature sensor with your volt/ohm meter. At room temperature, the resistance should measure around 1100 ohms.
The resistance chart is shown in the image below.
If the resistance is above 2200 ohms at room temperature, then the sensor probe is causing the F10 error code and will need to be replaced.
You can order a new sensor probe from the Sears PartsDirect website. The part number for the sensor is 316217002.
If the resistance is normal, then one of the other causes mentioned above is producing your F10 code.
You would need to access the electronic oven control board (Timer) in the console and check the resistance at the sensor circuit connection to the control board as the next step in troubleshooting this problem.
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Posted on Oct 01, 2010
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