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Our Water Heater is Not Working

Amanda in Kentucky asks: We recently replaced our entire water line up to our home, However, since doing so we don’t have hot water.


Water Heater Stopped Working
Electrical Question: We replaced our water line, now we do not have hot water.

We recently replaced our entire water line up to our home, beforehand we turned the electric off to the water heater from the break box. After the water was hooked back up and we purged the line of air and the water was turned on all the way we turned the breaker back on to the water heater. However, since doing so we don’t have hot water. We’re getting electric to the water heater just fine. We just purchased the water heater last September.

This electrical wiring question came from Amanda, a Homeowner in Flemingsburg, Kentucky.

Additional Comments: Extremely helpful for those of us trying to identify problems to better help our electrician (and to save money if it is a simple fix.)

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Amanda.

How to Check a Water Heater Problem

Application: Problem with a Water Heater.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Water Heater, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Water Heater should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Flemingsburg, Kentucky. A permit and inspections may also be required.

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