Asked by: Rosanna Fahndrich
asked in category: General Last Updated: 15th May, 2020

Where is the reset button on my gas water heater?

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.

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Besides, is there a reset button on a gas water heater?

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.

One may also ask, how do you reset a state select water heater? Locate the large red button marked "Reset" at the center of your State water heater's control circuit panel. Firmly press the "Reset" button to manually reset your water heater. Once your water heater has been reset, it may take between 12 and 24 hours for your water heater to resume normal operation.

In this regard, where is reset button on water heater?

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. To access the reset button, you may have to remove the metal plate covering the thermostat that's held in place by screws.

What causes the reset button to trip on a gas water heater?

While a bad thermostat is the most common reason your water heater's reset button may trip, it's not the only one. But a short in the element is causing it to continue to heat your water. Loose wiring—A loose wire in the water heater can generate heat that can cause the high-limit switch to trip.

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