Question about Water Water Heaters
WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT AN R 85 IS WHO MADE IT CALL YOUR LOCAL PLUMBING REPAIR SERVICE
Posted on May 02, 2020
it usaly takes a few hours to heat up depending on water size check our breaker to see if it tripped out make sure all your wire connections are good u could take the front plate off and hit reset if you dont get hot water in a few hours ull probibly have to replace the trermostats and maby the elements its not hard to do good luck
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
I just fixed a leaky R85. Fortunately it's the bypass valve, not the heat exchanger. Did your heater freeze up in this snow storm? Unplug the power, open the cover and see where it leaks. If water comes from the top, means crack on the heat exchanger, then it would be too costly to replace. If you can see the water gushing out of a valve, on the bottom of the heater, then it's an easy fix. The valve is fixable, you don't have to replace it. But still need to find out what causes the flame fail (error 12). I suspect the igniter got wet, dry it with a towel after you take out the valve. Removing the fan first will give you more room to work inside.
Posted on Feb 12, 2010
1) You posted under Rheem-GE electric water heater.
If upper element is burned out, then water heater will not heat any water.
2) Replace upper element:
3) Open following link for complete troubleshoot:
This troubleshoot assumes you have standard thermostats and elements.
4) Manuals and links. I do not see 'smart lights' in the manual.
Troubleshooting starts page 15.
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Posted on Mar 26, 2011
If it was working and recently stopped working, the heating element that heats the water probably went bad, no longer functioning. Check to make sure that there is or is not a reset button, and if there is, press and reset the heater. It's not difficult to remove the old heater element and replace it, but make sure the circuit breaker power to the water heater is off when you remove it. Take it to a water heating supply store, or large hardware store with the Brand and model number of your water heater (Reliance RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER,model 606 ) to buy another one.
Posted on Sep 21, 2012
It could be element shorted to ground through steel tank, so don't touch tank when breaker is ON.
Or you have undersized 12 gauge wire and 20 amp breaker and the heat has loosened breaker on the busbar. Breaker trips when heat exceeds breaker limit. Jiggle breaker and listen for crackling sound.
To restore hot water now:
Turn off circuit breaker, and open top cover then Push in reset button on top of heater to restore functionality. Put back insulation and factory cover.
To fix water heater: test and replace bad element.
If problems continue
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Posted on Sep 25, 2012
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