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I have no hot water in my home i can not locate the reset button

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The reset button is located on the top thermostat, on the heater you will see a acess panel with screws in it to remove the thermostat and element is behind this panel. Once removed the top thermostat should have a red button to press to reset heater.
If it resets then wait for a little time for hot water. If this doesn't work then it could be the elements are in need of changing.

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We lost power for two days and now the power is back on. We still have no hot water and the water heater sounds like its continually running water.


Bets say you have an electric water heater. shut off the electricity to the unit (typically in the breaker box), and then the water inlet valve. Locate the TPV valve, either on top of or near the top on the side, of the unit. Generally they have a small lever attached.

Depending on where in the home the heater is located, if indoors it should have thawed by now, outdoors it may still be frozen, remove the panels covering the elements. each of the elements will have a thermostat, each may be equipped with an independant reset button. press these. if one or the other seems to reset (a noticeable 'click), replace the covers.

ONLY if you were successful in resetting the thermostats, restore power, and wait 30 minutes. SLOWLY open the water supply, and watch for water leakage, listen for water flow(make sure all faucets are OFF first) Freezing can rupture the tank, ice can hold the TPV open, so there is a good chance your water heater is trash. Exercise caution.

In freezing conditions with a power outage, ALWAYS open the hot water someplace in the home to allow water flow(not full stream) to prevent freezing.

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I understand that you need to reset your hot water tank thermostat. Here are some instructions for you to follow with visual aids on what you are looking for and what you need to rest.

First you must locate the thermostat in order to rest it. There are usually two service panels on a hot water tank. The service panels look similar to the ones in the picture below.

justinbur167.jpg Once you locate the service panel(s) you will need to remove the top on and locate the thermostat the reset should be in the top one. You will be looking for the button that is located in the middle of the thermostat. This button will need to be pushed down firmly. The rest button is often red however; it comes in many different colors, shapes and sizes.
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If the thermostat rest automatically pops back up then you will need to replace the thermostat. If you do not hear the heating elements heating up like in your coffee maker her the noise of the elements heating. You may have a bad element or thermostat of even both may be bad. The cost of rebuilding a hot water tank is cheap compared to replacing so I would suggest rebuilding. This is a pretty easy task that you can also receive help from FixYa for.

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Brand new electric hot water heater doesn't get water hot


Call Rheem
Reset breaker fully off and then fully on.
Test for 240 Volt across top two screws on upper thermostat
Press reset button located on upper thermostat
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html#reset

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Model 71-52DB 50 gal. water heater stopped heating


Press the reset button located on upper thermostat
Following link has troubleshoot for electric water heater
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

Gene

Jun 13, 2012 | Rheem Water Heaters

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Circuit breaker in water heater will not reset.


If I understand correctly the red reset button or ECO located on upper thermostat will not reset.
Add a comment if problem is different.

Electric water heaters are fully repairable by homeowner.
If circuit breaker to water heater will not reset, then you need full troubleshoot using inexpensive multi-meter from Home Depot::
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

If reset button will not reset, then two things can cause this problem.
1) Ground short between upper thermostat and upper element, including shorted upper element.
a) Look at wires to see visible signs of high heat and burning.
b) Test upper element for short.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html

2) Upper thermostat is bad. Test upper thermostat, or just replace thermostat using generic upper thermostat from hardware store.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

3) If problems persist:
Troubleshoot electric water heater using inexpensive multi-meter from Home Depot:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html


Upper thermostats are generic unless you have "energy-smart" water heater that has control box and reset button located on top of tank.
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I need to know where the reset buttons are located on the 30gal model 71-305 Rheem hot water heater. Help I'm not getting hot water so I'm trying to start with what may be a simple solution.


Shut off all power to water heater at breaker panel,remove side cover where thermostat is located. Test that there is no voltage at connections, with meter, to be 100% sure you shut off correct breaker. Thermostat should have a red button in middle to depress to reset if it's tripped.

Oct 23, 2010 | Rheem Water Heaters

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I have a reliance 501 electric hot water heater and i cant find the reset button. Where is it located?


it is located on the thermostat. Take the cover off the side and you will see a little red button in the side of the themostat.

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50 gal. Reliance electric hot water w/bottom element problems


Willard when you say it throws the reset button,do you mean the breaker on your fuse box of your home?
If you mean that then yes it could be a bad element.The bottom element takes all the abuse on a electric hot water heater. They can short out,and need to be replaced.

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We just relocaed a modual home with a Rheem electric 40 gal warrior hot water heater, we have no idea of previous care, in setting up the home and trying to get hot water, after turning the water on,...


sounds like the element is burned out....probably got turned on before it was completely full of water. You can get a kit that has new elements and upper and lower thermostat in it. Those are the only things that can go wrong with an electric water heater....other then leaks.

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