- 1 How do I reset my Whirlpool gas hot water heater?
- 2 Where is the reset button on a gas water heater?
- 3 Does a gas water heater have a reset button?
- 4 Why is my Whirlpool hot water heater not working?
- 5 Why is my gas water heater not working?
- 6 Why does my hot water heater keep hitting the reset button?
- 7 How do I know if my gas water heater thermostat is bad?
- 8 What does a blinking red light mean on a water heater?
- 9 How do you check a thermostat on a gas water heater?
- 10 Why can’t I reset my water heater?
- 11 Can you reset water heater with power on?
- 12 How do you check a water heater reset switch?
- 13 What to check when there’s no hot water?
How do I reset my Whirlpool gas hot water heater?
Use a flashlight or a headlamp to find the burner inside. Turn the gas knob to “Pilot,” press and hold it down. While still holding the gas down, light that pilot. When the flame ignites, continue to hold the gas knob or button down for a full minute.
A water heater reset button, usually red, is located in the center of the limit switch just above the water heater thermostat. The water heater limit switch is a safety device that will shut the power down to the water heater if something malfunctions and the water gets to hot.
The water heater reset button is the red button located on the water heater itself (just above the thermostat). Some water heaters may have two reset buttons-one for each thermostat. Loose wiring—A loose wire in the water heater can generate heat that can cause the high-limit switch to trip.
Why is my Whirlpool hot water heater not working?
Make sure both thermostats are pressed firmly against the tank. Check the power at the upper thermostat connection terminals that transfer power to the lower thermostat. If no power shows, the lower thermostat has failed. If there is power but no heat at either element, then that element is bad.
Why is my gas water heater not working?
If a gas water heater isn’t heating, a common problem is usually that the pilot light has gone out. This may be caused by the gas valve, the natural gas supply, or—more likely—the thermocouple located next to the pilot light.
A short in one of the heating elements allows power to flow through the element even after the thermometer shuts off its power. This means the heating element is still working and will continue to increase the water temperature, eventually tripping the reset button.
How do I know if my gas water heater thermostat is bad?
If you turn the hot water tap and cold water runs out, then the upper thermostat is damaged. But if the water is hot that becomes later becomes cold, then you have a damaged lower thermostat.
A solid red status light means the water heater is shutting down. Turn the gas control valve OFF and wait 10 minutes before attempting to relight the pilot. Remember, 1 flash every 3 seconds means the pilot is lit and the gas valve is operating normally.
How do you check a thermostat on a gas water heater?
How to Test a Water Heater Thermostat
- Switch the water heater’s power off.
- Remove the access panels and insulation so you can access the thermostats/elements.
- Using a screwdriver, set the upper thermostat on high, and the lower thermostat on low, by turning the dial in the middle.
- Turn the power back on.
Why can’t I reset my water heater?
What do you do if the water heater reset button doesn’t reset? You might have a faulty thermostat. If the hot water heater keeps tripping the reset button, the cause may be the high limit switch. What’s happening is that the thermostat is not properly managing the heat.
Can you reset water heater with power on?
Somewhere on your electric water heater, you’ll find a reset button. It’s usually red and often located near the thermostat. It may also be hidden behind a removable metal panel on the unit—and then behind some insulation. If your water heater now has power, you’re all set.
How do you check a water heater reset switch?
The first thing you should check is the water heater’s reset switch, which is usually a red button on the upper thermostat of an electric water heater (you will need to remove the small panel to access it). If the button is lit up, it means the switch tripped and needs to be reset.
What to check when there’s no hot water?
Solved! What to Do When There’s No Hot Water
- Bump up the thermostat.
- Relight the pilot light.
- Fix a faulty thermocouple.
- Rekindle a blue flame.
- Inspect the gas line.
- Restart your water heater.
- Reset the circuit breaker.
- Call in the professionals.