Question about Rheem 50 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC 82V522

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The water won't get hot on model 81v52s 50 gallon. is there a rest or how to diagnose.

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The reset button is located behind top panel on water heater.

If you have some hot water, then reset is not tripped, and tank has different problem.

I suggest a complete 30-minute troubleshoot using multi-meter from hardware or home center.
When test calls for checking voltage, rotate multimeter dial to 240-250-277 VAC
When test calls for continuity or testing elements, rotate multimeter dial to Ohms
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-water-heater.html

Follow troubleshooting steps from top of page to bottom, and water heater if fully repairable by homeowner.
See label on side of tank for wattage of element.
Second two digits on Rheem serial number are year of manufacture.
Shown below are Rheem 4500 Watt element and Generic upper thermostat.

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Posted on Jan 01, 2011

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2011

    The troubleshooting on link above are fully tested and accurate. The element shown is not necessarily Rheem. Open panels on side of tank to see if element is bolt-in or screw-in type. Both types are available at home center or hardware.

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