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Kenmore power miser 9 80 gallon electric water heater water is always luke warm / no cold water needed

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SOURCE: Water heater- not always hot

common problems i have seen are:

1) wife or kids hitting the OFF switch thinking its the light switch in the closet where my heater is located.

2) heating element has died. you should have 2 elements in this heater. when one dies, the heater cannot keep up with the demand of heating 50 gals of water.

if there is a warranty, then now is the time to exercise it.

if no warranty, then it is possible to troubleshoot each element to see which one is dead if you are handy with a voltmeter and electrical wires. if comfy, i can provide steps to narrow it down. list the kenmore model number if you reply.

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Where is temperature control on Kenmore power miser 12 hot water heater?

There are two thermostats - one behind the upper metal housing and one behind the lower metal housing. You should really consult the owner's manual first before adjusting them. The manual is on line at the sears web site.

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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does it not have adjustments for heat settings. I thought these were smart as in maintaining heat with demand

Posted on Mar 05, 2010

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SOURCE: my jAYCO rv only get luke warm water for as few seconds and

Also check that by-pass valve(s) is/are, in proper position at back of tank.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a 5 ft height 2 ft width [501] 50 gallons


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Water only stays hot for about 5 min or


Gas or electric?
Electric water heater ... then test for crossover, check for water leak, replace thermostats, test elements
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http://waterheatertimer.org/Crossover.html

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Rheem electric water heater 50 gallon, lukewarm water. Water is warm but not hot, where should we look for problem?


Luke warm water is the result of top element bad and the bottom is the only one heater. The best solution I can reccomend is to change both out due to the fact the bottom element may go bad and since you have to change one you might as well change both.

Turn power and water off, drain heater down and once water is drained out change them out. Once new ones installed turn water on to fill heater and open faucets and get air out on the hot side of each faucet once water is flowing out of each faucet you are now ready to turn power back on.

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50 gallon electric heater not working after about 5 minutes in the shower the water gets cold and the rest of the house i do have 240 going to water heater thermostats goood element good


Some elements will read with a meter good until they heat up.

Hot water then going to ice cold top element is working and bottom bad. Luke warm water and then goes cold bottom element good and top element bad.

Elements and thermostats are not to exspensive to replace.

If you have power only two thing's left are the thermostat's and the elements.

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My jAYCO rv only get luke warm water for as few seconds and


Also check that by-pass valve(s) is/are, in proper position at back of tank.

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Extreme hot water then to consistent luke warm


Possible thermostat problem. Are you experienced enough in that area to do some testing. Have a multimeter? If not experienced, don't try it, too dangerous. Call in a service person.

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if the leak is behind the handle take the handle off and tightn the packing nut, do not over tighten, as far as luke warm water is this with just one facucet on, they way these tankless water heaters work they are by gpm, gallons per min, if you have more gallons of water going thru the unit then it is designed for then it won't get hot, if your water pressure is to high going thru it will push it to fast thru the unit and won't get hot, your house pressure should be no higher then 75lbs no lower then 65lbs

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We just bought a Whirlpool Electric 50 gallon water heater 2 months ago. Now, the water will stay hot for about aminute and then turn luke warm. Suggestions?


You need to be skilled to work on live electrical appliances. If you are I can continue. If not you need to call a electrician or a plumber.

Make sure both thermostats are set at the same temperature. Let me know what you find.

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