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Old 10-07-2016, 05:30 PM   #1
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Suburban hot water heater not working on electric

I welcome any ideas. I just replaced the element and it's still not working. I don't see any fixes blown. Click image for larger version

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Old 10-07-2016, 05:40 PM   #2
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The two black buttons in your photo are resets. Try pressing on them. Make sure your outside electric switch is
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Old 10-07-2016, 05:44 PM   #3
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Make sure there is water in the heater before doing anything. Flip up the lever on the temp/pressure relief valve at the top to make sure. You turn on the heating element with no water in the tank, and you just burned up your new element.

1. Has it worked on electric before.
2. Are you plugged into an 120 volt power source and/or is the water heater plugged into an outlet (on the backside) and is the circuit breaker turned on that controls the water heater (120 volt AC stuff has circuit breakers, 12 volt DC has fuses)
3. Is the electric switch in the bottom right hand corner turned on
4. Have you checked the ECO hi limit/thermostat behind the rubber cover to see if it is tripped or burned out? have you pushed the reset button on the left thermostat?



I know this sounds weird, but are you sure you replaced the element and not the anode rod. I have a reason for asking such.
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The two black buttons in your photo are resets. Try pressing on them. Make sure your outside electric switch is

Should switch be on or off when I press reset


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Yes it's worked before

Yes I'm hooked up to electric


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Old 10-07-2016, 06:11 PM   #6
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Doesn't matter. If you feel either one snap when you push it, it was tripped. They are snap discs.


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BTW: In item #3, wmtire meant "Is the electric switch in the bottom LEFT hand corner turned on?" (It's behind that coil in the gas line in his pic.)
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BTW: In item #3, wmtire meant "Is the electric switch in the bottom LEFT hand corner turned on?" (It's behind that coil in the gas line in his pic.)

Yep turned on

I've pressed the reset buttons so time will tell if it worked.


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BTW: In item #3, wmtire meant "Is the electric switch in the bottom LEFT hand corner turned on?" (It's behind that coil in the gas line in his pic.)
Yep, left hand corner. Thanks.

I was on the computer, so can't blame that one on autocorrect. Lol
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Ok well it tried to push the reset buttons last night and it didn't work. Tried again this morning and still nothing. The cover for the buttons is really hard but I think I'm hitting the buttons. Any other ideas?


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