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How do I reset my electric water heater - Rheem Water Heaters

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To reset water heater:
Open upper cover on side of water heater tank.
Remove insulation.
Push in red reset button.
Put insulation and cover back in place.

http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

Add a comment for more free help.
Please include all symptoms, for example some hot water, or no hot water, or circuit breaker tripped, or leaking water, or anything unusual.
Ordinary tank-type water heater is fully repairable by homeowner using generic parts from hardware store.

Also take advantage of fixya phone service.
For a price, expert speaks with you over phone while you work on water heater or any do-it-yourself project.
Fixya is always less expensive than a service call.

Posted on Feb 10, 2011

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How do i reset my smart water heater


1) Copy following link for resetting electric water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html#reset

2) Copy following link for gas water heater. Only the intellivent gas control valve can be 'reset'
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

3) Feb 2013. Add a comment and describe water heater.
Include if this is new installation, or older installation that recently stopped working.

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Feb 22, 2013 | Water Heaters

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Called and was told to change lower thermostat but yet again I had to go push red reset button on top panel to get it back on to get hot water. what should I do now?


You have electric water heater.
You have top and bottom panel, so water heater is 240Volt.
No hot water because ECO reset button tripped.
Water heater works correctly when reset button is reset, so electric power and circuit breaker are good. Water heater wiring is probably good.

Problem is most likely bad thermostat.
I usually replace both upper and lower thermostats.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

If problems continue after replacing thermostats, then test and replace elements.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-clean-sediment-out-of-electric-water-heater.html

Aug 05, 2011 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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We purchased a new electric hot water heater we installed it on a 220 line and we are not getting no hot water


check with a vom set on high voltage setting. for power... black wire to black wire,, white wire to red wire on heater ground wire to tank ..on 220v there is no neutral like on 110volts..check red reset button under top panel / control push on it resets it,,,

Apr 17, 2011 | Whirlpool 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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Nov 29, 2010 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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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)
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-clean-sediment-out-of-electric-water-heater.html

If heater still has problems, add a comment

Nov 18, 2010 | Water Heaters

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