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New water heater installed in Jan.2010, first no hot water at all, replaced top element have hot water now but reset button trips and have to reset it when all hot water is used. Any ideas what is wrong?

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The reset switch works like a thermostatic breaker and although unusual, it is possible the reset switch is bad or weak. You can replace the reset but some are hard to find. It may be easier to replace the upper thermostat with reset. I would also suggest that you check with the vender you purchased it from, and relay your story to them as they may be willing to help you with the parts. I hope this helps.

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Copy following links:
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2) First: Test elements using cheap multimeter from hardware store.
Next: If elements test OK, then replace both thermostats.

3) If that doesn't solve problem, then add comment Jan 2013 and report what you find.

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Same sears 66 gallon water heater keeps resetting button after replacing both upper and lower theremostats and elements


1) Live answer Jan 2013.
Read why ECO trips and scroll down and read ECO keeps tripping:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html#ECO
Check that thermostats are sitting flat against tank.
Look and smell for signs of burning.
Check watt rating printed on end of new element matches watt rating that shows on label on side of tank
Make sure factory-installed installed insulation is put back over thermostat and element to avoid cool room temps from affecting thermostat.
Test wires.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-wires.html
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2) Add comment and say what you discover

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Guessing that you have 240Volt residential non-simultaneous electric water heater? And that you have 30 amp breaker and 10 gauge wire. And that water heater is located within 100 feet of breaker box. And there are no leaks running hot water out of tank. And that you installed fully brand NEW elements of same wattage as old elements. And that fully brand new thermostats were installed, and wiring exactly duplicates wiring that was present before. And that factory-insulation was re-installed over elements and thermostats.

1) Guessing the 'hot water shut off' means the ECO red reset button located on upper thermostat keeps tripping and cutting off electric power to water heater?
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/WH-w-combined2-1000.jpg
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-wires.html

2) If the ECO is tripping, then water is getting too hot, or there is shorted wire located near the upper thermostat, .
Typically replacing both thermostats and replacing elements will solve this problem .... assuming that new thermostats and elements are good, and wiring correct.
Double-Check your wiring on upper and lower thermostats.
Test wires for short.
Make sure factory-insulation is re-installed over thermostats so cool room temperature will not affect temperature reading.
Check that thermostats sit flat against steel tank.
Many short draws hot water can also cause stacking event that will trip circuit breaker.

3) Add comment and say what you find using checklist above.
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Problem has to be bad element or bad thermostat.

Test elements for short to ground through metal tank wall:
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Make sure factory-installed insulation and cover are re-installed over new thermostats so they do not misread tank temperature.
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No heat the water.


Suddenly no hot water: Red reset button tripped, circuit breaker tripped, bad upper element, bad thermostat, loose wire, TP valve is running hot water out of tank, leaking faucet is running hot water out of tank.

1) Check for leaks.
2) Check circuit breaker.
3) Open top cover on water heater and push in red reset button.
If reset is popped out and will not reset, replace thermostat:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html
4) Test upper element:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html
5) Loose wire
Do full troubleshoot:
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It has cold water comign out no hot


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Yes, the reset probably is tripped...push in the red button hard
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We installed a brand new Reliance Electric Hot Water Heater, but no hot water, only lukewarm! Replaced top heating element and still no hot water!! Any suggestions as to what we need to do now?


If you have some hot water from dual-element water heater, then that tells us:
Water heater is 240Volt.
Upper element is working. If upper element is not working, then heater has NO hot water.
Reset button is not tripped.
Electricity and breaker to water heater are delivering 240Volts to heater.

Remaining suspects are:
1) Bad upper or lower thermostat: Solution: replace both thermostats for 28$.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html
2) Bad lower element: Solution test and replace element:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-water-heater-element.html
3) Loose wire or loose connection: Solution: open both covers and inspect for burning. Tighten all screws very tight.
4) Bad wire: Solution: Buy cheap multimeter from Home Center and do a 30 minute troubleshoot of entire water heater before replacing any parts:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html
When testing for voltage, rotate multimeter dial to 240-250-277VAC
When testing elements or continuity, rotate multimeter dial to Ohms.

Jan 10, 2011 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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No hot water


Electric water heater can be repaired by homeowner.

Four things can cause NO hot water:
1) ECO red reset button tripped. Remove top cover on water heater, push red reset button on thermostat. Put insulation and cover back over thermostat.
2) Circuit breaker is tripped, circuit breaker bad, or wire loose in breaker box. Turn breaker on-off and listen for crackling or fizzing sound, and burned smell. Test breaker for 220Volts. Test top two screws on upper thermostat to see if water heater has electricity.
3) Bad upper thermostat. Replace upper thermostat.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html
4) Bad upper element. Test upper element.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html

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Replace thermostat and heater element get to hot have to reset


Your question is a bit hard to understand.
You need to replace elements and thermostats because water heater is tripping reset button.
Make sure you put factory insulation back in place after working on water heater, or the heater can overheat and trip reset button.

Here's how to replace electric water heater thermostats:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

Here's how to replace water heater elements (except for Rheem bolt-in elements)
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