Trying to Get my Water Heater to Work Again
I am trying to get my water heater to work again. I have noticed that it does not heat at all with new elements and thermostats.
Problem with a Water Heater
Electrical Question: I have noticed that it does not heat at all with new elements and thermostats.
I am trying to get my water heater to work again. I have noticed that it does not heat at all with new elements and thermostats. I think it may be a power issue. If I disconnect power from the water heater it also turns off the power to the bedroom. Even with the breaker turned back on. I don’t know why and it doesn’t seem right. Let me know if it is supposed to do that or if something is wired wrong
This electrical wiring question came from Zach, a Handyman in Plover, Wisconsin.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Zach.
How to Electrical Problem a Water Heater
Application: Electrical Problem with a Water Heater.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician who can Troubleshoot the Problem.
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 Plover, Wisconsin. A permit and inspections may also be required.
Electrical Problem with a Water Heater
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Water Heater Electrical Problem
- From what you have described something is not right with the circuit wiring.
- There may also be a problem at the electrical panel where one leg of power is not functioning properly. If this is true then other circuits in the home may not work normally.
- The water heater should be on a separate dedicated circuit that is not shared with any other device.
- You may want to back track to when the water heater stopped working and try to recall what has been changed at that time.
- It may be that nothing was wrong with the water heater elements and thermostats, but something else may be wrong with the circuit wiring.
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