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Storm/power outage&no water. when everything was restored ,my waters not heating. I checked the breaker and pushed the red button onthe tank .still no hot water. the tank is 8 yrs old ,thought it was time to replace the rod in the tank

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Check the heating elements they may be bad.

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I have a problem with a state 30 gallon hot water heater,the tank states 240 v but there was only 120 running it ,it has one element ,everything was working until the outside water well pump quit since the...


Thermostat is rated 120-208-240-277 volts.
Element will work with any voltage too, no matter rating on label. It will burn at different temperatures at different voltaGES.
Any voltage should run water heater.
Copy following links:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Figure-Volts-Amps-Watts-for-water-heater.html

Push in reset button.
Make sure tank was full of water before turning power ON. Or element will instantly burn out.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html#new

Are you testing voltage across top two screws on element.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Upper-thermostat-w-wire-a-2.jpg
Or are you testing each leg to ground?
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Inside-Main-Breaker-Box-12.jpg

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Oct 31, 2013 | Water Heaters

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Rheem 50 gallon Electric Water Heater 81V52D C repair ideas needed


It could be element shorted to ground through steel tank, so don't touch tank when breaker is ON.
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.

To restore hot water now:
Turn off circuit breaker, and open top cover then Push in reset button on top of heater to restore functionality. Put back insulation and factory cover.
To fix water heater: test and replace bad element.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html
If problems continue
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html#trip-breaker
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-household-electricity.html

Sep 25, 2012 | Rheem 81V52D Water Heaters FOR 220 VOLTS

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Power outage last night and now water heater doesnt work? thanks


You posted under tank-type electric water heater.
1) Check the circuit breaker.
2) Open top cover located on side of tank and push in reset button.
3) If these two actions do not restore function, then open following link for complete troubleshoot:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-water-heater.html

Jul 24, 2011 | Reliance & 50gal Electric Water Heater

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I installed a new water heater it has power to it but it is net heating up, is there a reset button if I tripped a breaker within the unit


First a question. Did you fill the water heater until water ran freely at the hot taps.
If not you may have had an air pocket and blown an element. Water heaters will
always be shipped with the ECO in the reset position. The reset is a RED button
located under the upper cover for the thermostat. Shut off breaker to water heater
and remove this cover, and the fiber glass, then push the reset. Replace the fiberglas
and the cover securely and turn on power. You should actually hear the heater in most
cases. Remember that it takes about 45 minutes for a full tank of hot water from startup.

Feb 27, 2011 | Rheem 30 GAL ELEC SHORT Water Heater 6YR...

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No heat the water.


Suddenly no hot water: Red reset button tripped, circuit breaker tripped, bad upper element, bad thermostat, loose wire, TP valve is running hot water out of tank, leaking faucet is running hot water out of tank.

1) Check for leaks.
2) Check circuit breaker.
3) Open top cover on water heater and push in red reset button.
If reset is popped out and will not reset, replace thermostat:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html
4) Test upper element:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html
5) Loose wire
Do full troubleshoot:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-water-heater.html

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Feb 01, 2011 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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My water is not heating in my Rheem 40 gallon electric. I pushed the reset button, but when I turn off the breaker and then on again, I do not hear the elements heating up.


Electric water heater can be repaired by homeowner
If I understand correctly, water heater is producing no hot water.
Reset button clicks in, but still no heat.

Three initial things can be causing this:
1) No power to water heater. Test across top two screws on upper thermostat for 240V. Red and black wire are attached to these screws. Screws are marked 1 and 3. Upper thermostat is same that has reset button. If power tests 120 across screws, then breaker may be off on one leg. If no power, then start testing at breaker.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

2) Upper thermostat is bad. Replace thermostat with generic upper thermostat available at hardware store.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

3) Upper element is bad. Test and replace element using Rheem 4500 watt element available at hardware store. Image shown below. Look at label on side of tank for element wattage. Rheem puts 4500 watt elements into all their 240V electric water heaters.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html

If upper element is burned out the tank will not heat any water.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-it-works.html

Rheem 4500Watt element
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Upper thermostats are generic and interchangeable:
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Nov 23, 2010 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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I have no hot water. my water heater is only 4 years old. I reset the circuit breakers and there are no red reset buttons on this model, that I could see. Any other ideas, before I have to call a plumber?...


The red reset button will be on the upper thermostat , behind the top cover, if you push it and it clicks, the water will start to heat, but you are not out of the woods the upper thermostat must be replaced. Easy job, turn off the power and take a digital picture of the wiring, remove the old one, only has two clips at the bottom that hold it to the tank, do not bend these just spring them out far enough to get the part out. When you put the new one in make sure it is pushed tight against the tank, and there is nothing between the two. Rehook the wiring and turn the power back on.

Apr 05, 2010 | Rheem 65 GAL ELEC Water Heater 6YR Self...

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I own a Bradford White Corp. Electric Hot Water Heater. It has two thermostats, one upper and one lower. Model # M-1-40S6DS 13, ser# XK0300351. My problem is the red button on the upper control trips...


Hello. If you turn off the power and drain the tank then examine each of the heating elements you will find that the upper element is deteriorated. The fix is to replace the heating element. Actually though my practice is when one is bad the other isn't far behind so for a few dollars I change both when I have the tank drained. Joe

Feb 28, 2010 | Water Heaters

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I switched off the power to my electric rheem 142 series hot water tank for a few days while i was away on holidays. when i came back and switched it back on it does`nt heat the water anymore. whats going...


Turn power off to water heater at breaker panel, remove cover where electrical cord is, and check behind it for thermostat, with red button in center, push it in to reset. It may have tripped for some reason when power turned back on to it. Do you have a multimeter, to test for power at heating element?

Jan 27, 2010 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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Trying to find out if my new hot water heater is shot


The red button you pushed on the hot water heater was probably what is called a "piezo-electric" ignitor. It's normal for it to make a snapping sound and then pop back out. It sounds like you just lost the pilot light.

That being the case, do this:

Turn the gas valve on the hot water tank to the "off" position - it should be silver in color and down low on the tank. You may have to push it down to do this
Leave it off for about two minutes or so
Rotate the valve back on to the "Pilot" position
Hold down the pilot gas valve - it should be red and immediately to the left of the main gas valve.

While holding the pilot gas valve down, push the other red button to the right of the main gas valve - this is the piezo ignitor - push it several times in a row quickly

The gas pilot light should light
You can stop pushing the ignitor now, but continue to hold down the gas pilot valve (the one just left of the main gas valve). Let this valve up after about another 20 seconds or so.

Now rotate the main gas valve to the "on" position

Listen carefully - you should hear the main gas light and feel heat at the water heater flue outlet on top - don't touch it with your hand - you could get burned

If no luck, repeat the process until the heater re-lights

TIP - the instructions for re-lighting the pilot should be written on the heater

Just a potential diagnosis - the thunder clap, if as close as you describe, may have been intense enough to create what is known as a "draft inversion" that may have snuffed out your pilot light. The air pulse came down the flue pipe.


Apr 08, 2009 | American Standard Water Heaters

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