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Electric Water heater not heating all of sudden

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If you have tankless, then open following link before calling service technician.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Rheem-Tankless-water-heater.html

If you have ordinary tank-type electric water heater, then reset button is probably tripped out, or circuit breaker is not delivering power to heater.
Reset circuit breaker, then open cover located on side of tank and push in ECO red reset button.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-water-heater-thermostat-works.html

If you have boiler or indirect heater or solar heater or faucet-type heater, I would need more information, and might not be able to provide best answer.

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Copy following links to help identify product and download possible troubleshoot resources:

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3) Open top cover on water heater and push in red reset button.
If reset is popped out and will not reset, replace thermostat:
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