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Open following link to troubleshoot leaking water heater.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Leaking-water-heater.html

Protect your property by turning off water heater before it ruptures.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Emergency-steps-for-leaking-water-heater.html

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HOW DO YOU THE FRONT COVER OFF A 16L WATER HEATER


you remove the knobs by pulling them. then underneath the heater there are 2 screws on each of the back corners. will be inside a little as noy flush with the bottom of the heater. then pull the cover towards you at the bottom until it clears enough to then push up to come out of the top taps.

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Does an Intertherm water heater model HSE 30F 240S have a dip tube? Cold water comes n on the side of the tank not on top or bottom.


How to Repair or Replace Defective Water Heater Dip Tubes

www.familyhandyman.com > Skills > Plumbing
The role of the dip tube is to direct incoming cold replacement water to the bottom of the tank for heating. While it warms, the dense, cold water stays naturally segregated from the warmer, lighter water floating on top. The water for faucets and appliances comes from the hot layer on top.

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Water leak


Usually a freeze plug on the rear of the block. Transmission
has to come out.(or the engine) Sorry. However I believe that
engine has a steel pipe running under the intake manifold,
It goes to the heater core hose,if that pipe gets corroded or rusty
the water CAN drain down thru a small hole at the back of the block,make sure you look at that pipe first,at the back of the intake. If there is water on top there ,that tube is hard to change the intake has to come off ,you can run heater hose all the way from the front tho,it's not as neat as the way Ford built it is all. Hoping for a leak on top,good luck,
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Jun 13, 2013 | Water Heaters

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Rheem 81v40d


Copy following links to identify and troubleshoot leaking water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Leaking-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html
When tank rusts out, it will get pin holes, and water will leak out of top.
Replace water heater.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-maintain-water-heater.html
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May 11, 2013 | Rheem Water Heaters

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Water was coming from the top of my water heater and I want to know if it need to be replaced or can it be repaired?


Hello Marcia

Unit is probably rusted out:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Leaking-water-heater.html

Reliance is AO Smith. I recommend the AO Smith line-up of water heater brands as best because air intake screen is located on bottom of unit and can be cleaned by homeowner without removing combustion parts, and because AO Smith posts service manuals.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html
http://hometips.me/Mar/WaterHeaterSerialNumberDecoder.pdf

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Mar 18, 2013 | Water Heaters

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Is the lower element suppose to have two legs of 120 to it? Or do i need to move a wire up top to make it 240? as it is on top element.


You have water heater with two elements.
Two-element water heaters are 240Volts.

1) Lets talk about what makes a 240Volt circuit
See basic water heater circuit:
http://waterheatertimer.org/B220C.html

Open link, and illustration at top of page is your water heater circuit

Notice that two insulated wires come from the circuit breaker and go to the water heater.
These two wires are 120volt each. When these two 120Volt wires combine, they create 240Volts
These are called hot wires because they come from the hot busbars.
There is also a bare copper wire that comes from neutral busbar.
The bare copper wire is a safeguard, and is not necessary for the 240V circuit to work.

Inside each circuit breaker box is 1 neutral busbar, and 2 hot busbars.
Open image below, and it shows typical residential breaker box
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Inside-Main-Breaker-Box-420.jpg

In a residential home, each circuit takes two wires to complete the circuit.
For 120Volt circuit, you need 1 neutral wire and 1 hot wire to complete the circuit. These are usually a black and white wire. The bare copper wire is a safeguard.
For 240Volt circuit, you need 2 hot wires to complete the circuit, and each hot wire comes off a different busbar. These can be a black and white wire, and sometimes a black and red wire. The bare copper wire is a safeguard.

With a 240Volt water heater the two hot wires connect to the black and red wires located on top of water heater.

2) Let's talk about wiring inside a water heater.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/WH-w-combined-530.jpg

Open image on link above, and it shows your 240volt water heater wiring.
The 2 hot wires from breaker box connect to the red and black wires on top of heater.
Inside each water heater, the wires are color-coded and will appear the same, or nearly the same, as shown on link above.
As long as your wiring appears like the image, and the hot wires from breaker box connect correctly, and the circuit breaker is working fine, then your water heater will work.

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3) More electric water heater links about water heaters, thermostats and tank wiring:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-electric-water-heater-works.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-water-heater-thermostat-works.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-water-heater-thermostats.html

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My heater is not getting hot i can not tell if their is a pilot light or a reset button i don know what to do with the heater it is very different how can i heat my water heater


Reliance makes gas and electric water heaters.
http://www.reliancewaterheaters.com/

Best way to start is to look at label on side of tank.
Label has serial number, model number, plus it will say if heater is gas or electric.
Reliance water heater age is shown in serial number: first digit is letter, second two digits are numbers: for example numbers 02 would be the year 2002.
If water heater is 8-12 years old, it might be time to consider new tank.

Gas water heater has 3 inch metal flue pipe coming out of top of tank.
Gas pilot is probably off.
Relight pilot light: Most gas water heaters today have instructions on side of tank just above gas valve that say how to relight pilot light. Instructions vary by model.
If you have gas water heater that is older, it might be easier to call a plumber.

Electric water heater has panels on front.
Open top panel and push in red reset button.
If you have electric water heater of any age, you can usually fix it yourself same day:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

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Have a new electric tank,top element wont come on,replaced thermostat 3 times top element comes on once but next morning not enough hot water&top element wont come on,can someone help? thanks


The top element only comes on when the heater is about out of water. The water is directed to the bottom of the tank. Cold water stays on bottom, Bottom heater element heats water. If you use all that water then the top of the tank gets cold and the top element comes. When the top of the tank is warm, then the bottom element comes on. I would susupect the bottom element as it does most of the work. If you have an ohm meter, turn off electric, and remove wires from element. Check element for continuity. If you don't get reading, then that element is bad.

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HTH,

Mike...

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the tank is broke and the water is under pressure , the insulation around it is forcing the water to come out of the nearest opening,, need to replace the water heater asap,,, it could blow at any time then you will have a flood

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