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81sv-300 Breaker was turned off then back on. 8 hrs later no hot water. breaker was found to have tripped. turned on but still no hot water. thermostats were found to have been at top:140, bottom:110. reset to 150 each. reset button does not push in (is this normal) still no hot water. what should I try next???? thanks gregg

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The button could be stuck on the thermostat or needs replacing. You try to reset it by putting the screw driver head against the reset button and bump the handle with your hand to try to free it up. I have tried that and it free up one, reguardless if it didn't you would have to replace it any way if it is bad.
The button should pree in to reset, also check element's out they can short and throw your breaker.

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