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Hi, W/D here.
Check the breaker. If it is on, trip it to the off position, and back to on. The reason for doing this is that the breaker is a double breaker, and pulls 115 volts from 2 seperate power supplies (busses) in the breaker box to give you 230 volts to your water heater. If your heater is equipped with a service disconnect panel or box in the heater cabinet, or near the heater, make sure that it has been re-energized. Wait about 30 minutes and feel the water outlet line for heat.
If this does not cure your problem, you'll need to trip the breaker/service disconnect back off. Open the connection panel on top of the heater where the wiring enters, and check the connections. Make sure that they are wired correctly, and that the wire nuts are tight, and that the wires are making good contact under the nuts.
Next, open the sheet metal covers that are over the heating elements and thermostat, and check that the wires are connected and tight. Press the red reset button in the center of the plastic shield. If you are familiar with the use of a multi-meter, you can test the power at the terminals. Close up the covers and re-energize the power and check as before for heat.
Best regards, --W/D--
Posted on Mar 20, 2011
It could be any one of many different problems......You never said what kind of water heater is it gas or electric......In any event it takes awhile for a water heater to heat up 40 gals of cold water. For a gas heater is the gas turned ON did the pilot lite? Is the thermostat set to normal operation and not on vacation. Is the top knob set to on and not pilot. On the Electric heater are the breakers turned ON. Are you getting 220 Volts to the heater. Is the thermostat set right. Hope this helps alittle.......
Posted on Mar 20, 2011
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