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Question by  redkudu67 (17)

Why won't my new electric water heater work?


Answer by  mako (289)

Check the circuit breaker box to make sure the breaker is on. Most hot water heaters also have a reset switch behind a cover on the tank.


Answer by  jijo67 (112)

First of all check the electrical supply . If there is no problem with electrical supply check the heating elements. There are two heating elements at the top and bottom. Only one works at a time.You can check the continuity by using a multimeter. If the problem persists only for minutes the problem will be with the thermostat.


Answer by  kevincai96 (669)

Connections are key to making an electric water heater work. Check over all of your connections, including the water inlet and/or outlets, the electrical connections, and the over-pressure release valve. If everything checks out, you should consult a professional to prevent injury or other serious consequences. After all, a water heater is under dangerous amounts of pressure.


Answer by  kipcat (1964)

If the plumbing is correct, the over temperature is likely not cutting out, but if there is no water the elements overheat quickly and turn off the elements. If there is water, inspect if you have the correct power, the breaker is on, and the thermostat is turned up.


Answer by  lgyg (45)

Firstly, you would want to make sure your gas is turned on. Look at the heater, is the pilot light on? Is it working with the gas on? If the pilot light does not work, your heater will not work.

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