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You need to check your heating elements. also check for any loose wires as you may have a fire hazard as well.

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

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I have a rheem 40 gal electric water heater. The GFI on the tank keeps popping do you know what could be causing this


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Your tank has a GFCI circuit breaker?
Maybe you mean ECO reset button located on upper thermostat?

If GFCI circuit breaker is tripping, turn power off, open covers inspect for burned parts, and test elements. Copy following link for troubleshoot walk-thru:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html#trip-breaker

If ECO reset button is tripping, then replace both thermostats, and test elements.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html

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Reliant 40 gallon tall electric water heater replaced both thermostats upper and lower elements flushed tank hot water very hot temp turned down lowest possible keeps tripping reset button what else could...


Problem has to be bad element or bad thermostat.

Test elements for short to ground through metal tank wall:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html

Make sure factory-installed insulation and cover are re-installed over new thermostats so they do not misread tank temperature.
If problem does not show with elements, then replace thermostats again.

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Red reset button keeps popping on 50 gal elec. water heater


Check the wiring to each element for burn ends that indicate a short, And more than likely it would be best to replace the thermostat to be on the safe side. It tripping off for a reason, you may reset it several times and eventually have to replace it.

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No hot water Unit has power Thermostat is set at 125 degrees.


Hi,
Yes, the reset probably is tripped...push in the red button hard
Then turn it on and try it...

Check out this tip..

How to replace the Thermostat and Element for Electric Hot Water Heater

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I have a Rheem Marathon 105 gal. electric hot water heater. No hot water ....


Check 240 circuit breaker.
Open top cover on water heater and push in ECO red reset button.
If reset button will not reset, then replace thermostat.
If reset is not tripped out, then either upper thermostat is bad, upper element is bad, or water heater might be getting 120V instead of 240V.
If you have some hot water, then best suspect is lower element.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-water-heater.html

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Elctrical wiring of the thermostat Rheem hot water system


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Yes, the reset probably is tripped...push in the red button hard
Then turn it on and try it...

Check out this tip..

How to replace the Thermostat and Element for
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Feb 20, 2011 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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I have a model 71-408 B which just stop heating


If I understand correctly, you have electric water heater.
Heater suddenly stopped heating.

Four things cause sudden loss of water heater.
1) Reset button located under the top cover is tripped > turn off power, remove cover, press reset button > if reset keeps tripping, go to the troubleshooting link shown below.
2) Electric power to heater is interrupted > check circuit breaker > test for voltage > look for loose wire on breaker
3) Upper element burned out > test and replace element
4) Upper thermostat bad > replace upper thermostat

Reset button is best suspect.
Here is a link for complete troubleshoot and homeowner repair of electric water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-water-heater.html

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Keeps triping red reset button 640 dors


More than likely it needs to be replaced if you have to constantly reset it. Shut of power and repalce thermostat, it just snaps in place and easy to remove.

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Can this water heater be reset


Red button on upper thermostat just press it to reset.

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