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Our Water Heater is Not Working

Why is my water heater not working? 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
[ad#block] Electrical Question: Why is my water heater not working?

Amanda, a Homeowner in Kentucky asks:

John, a Handyman, in Florida asks:

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 questions.

How to Check a Water Heater Problem

Application: Problem with a Water Heater that does not work.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. This electrical wiring project is 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 your location. A permit and inspections may also be required.

How to Fix a Water Heater Problem

This information is about a Water Heater that is not working in a residential home.
For Amanda in Kentucky:
Water Heater is Not Working after Replacing the Water Line

For John in Florida:
Water Heater is Not Working after Replacing It

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