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Bad thermostat or thermostat set to high.

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Make sure switch on water heater at back where electrical wire is attached is in the on position, as well as any breaker marked for water heater. Some RV's also share a connection at a switch by counter in kitchen that only allows either microwave, or water heater, not both at same time. Possible that ECO, Thermostat assy in behind black cover on outside may be faulty, but not very likely. If you verify that there is hydro to connection at back of tank, I would suspect element is faulty. Not uncommon to burn element out if it was on, before tank was full of water, or when tank was emptied for some reason.

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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Have you checked for additional switch, perhaps on rear of water heater on side of cover that wiring goes into for element. How far have you gone with it?

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no way to convert lp to electric..more cost effective to buy electric water htr..by far

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If this has worked in the past check all the electrical connections and be sure they are tight. You might consider changing the breaker as excess trips tends to lower the trip point. Check the heating elements and be sure they are isolated from ground if not replace them.

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1) Make sure factory-supplied insulation and cover are reinstalled over thermostats, or cooler room temperature causes thermostat to under-approximate tank temperature, and this causes overly hot water.
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2) Replace both thermostats.
Sticking thermostat can seem to act normally when tested, but when left alone it sticks, causing runaway overheating.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

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My reliance 501 is leaking at both entry hoses ports and also is very hot to the touch near the electrical connection port on the top of the water heater.


Emergency steps:
Turn electric power off.
Release tank pressure by opening bathtub faucet on hot side.
Turn off water supply to heater.
You can turn water heater ON for short periods (1/2 hour) to make some hot water until repairs are made.

It sounds like runaway heating caused by shorted element, possibly caused by leaking water. But I cannot tell for certain what the problem is. Read following links and/or call plumber.
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Over-amping:
Look at watt rating label on side of tank.
For example 4500 watt water heater requires 30 amp breaker and 10 gauge wire.
If you have 20 amp breaker and 12 gauge wire, then change elements to max 3800 watts. Tank will heat more slowly.

You have to fix leaks, and I cannot see that problem. Call plumber or repost question with clear description of leak.

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Ge Smart Shield Water Heater will not light


I think this unit is A/C powered. Check for tripped circuit breaker. Make sure power cord is plugged in.

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I have a hot water heater that when running seems to build up an excessive amt of pressure. We just replaced the pressure valve because the old one started leaking when the hot water was running for any...


The most likely problem is that the thermostats are set too high. Remove the thermostat cover plates and look to see where the thermostats are set. The range should be between 120F and 135F. Liquids expand with heat so the higher the temp, the high the pressure. Decrease the setting on the thermostat until the leak stops.

The other likely cause is a head of air trapped in the top of the tank. After drawing hot water, it wiill be displaced by the incoming cold makeup water. This will compress any air in the top of the tank. As the water heats, the air will heat and pressure will build - possibly causing the leak. You can purge the tank of air by opening the pressure relief valve until water comes out (which I assume that you have already tried).

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1 The hot water board is not of the correct rating thus getting heated up and burning. 2 There is a short circuit in the system which draws excessive current thus burning board. 3 I f the rating is correct than the material used is inferior.

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The red button keeps poping causing the hot water heater to shut off. I have to constantly reset it.


The red reset button or ECO or energy cut off turns off power to electric water heater.
The ECO responds to temperatures in excess of 150 degrees F.

Preliminary work:
You can use thermometer to check water temperature immediately after ECO trips.
Compare water temperature against the thermostat setting.

There are 4 things that can cause ECO to trip:
1) Bad thermostat is sticking and letting element continue heating water, or ECO is reading incorrect temperature.
2) Factory installed insulation and cover missing from tank, and thermostat is exposed to cooler air and misreads tank temperature.
3) Element shorted to ground in center of element. This completes 120V circuit to ground which will cause element to continuously heat the water.
4) Loose wire near ECO causing high-heat electrical event.

Solution:
Check for missing insulation.
Check screw terminals for signs of high heat and burning >> tighten screws.
Replace both thermostats using detailed instructions given on link below.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

If the problem continues after replacing thermostats, more troubleshooting is needed:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

For more self-help information about your electric water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Do-it-yourself-water-heater-timer.html

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I have a reliance 606 electric water heater. This is my problem. The water gets unbearably hot then I have to reset the reset button on the water heater. I am thinking that I need to replace the heating...


you need to replace the thermostats. the elements are working, as your water is getting hot.

I would replace both upper and lower thermostats. be sure to set the temps the same for both.

the thermostats sit against the tank and read the tank temperature. if one is malfunctioning, they will over heat the water, causing you to get severe hot water.

also as a precaution, I would replace the temperature and pressure relief valve. if your water is getting that hot, and this has not "popped" then it is time to replace it.

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Some dripping at pressure relief valve is normal, but are you saying it continues to run excessively hot? Does water in trailer feel extra hot?
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