05:30AM | 12/15/03
Member Since: 12/14/03
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I have no hot water running in my home. Its been about 2days now. It started out as running warm then turn completely cold since then. I'm a single female homeowner. I have no clue on what to do or who to call for servicing. Please offer your suggestions. If this helps, my hot water heater is electric.

plumber Tom

01:12PM | 12/15/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
810 lifetime posts
You 1st have to check for voltage at the 2 heating elements on your water heater. Verify the circuit breaker is "on" and has not tripped. The breaker size is a double 30 Amp. Then you need a voltage tester to see if your getting voltage to the elements. If you have never checked for voltage or worked with electric, then you have to call a plumber. When you remove the access cover to get to the elements it exposes live terminal screws. The elements may have burned out, however they are replaceable. Post back after you have checked the circuit breaker. Include the make, model serial and age of the water heater., Tom


06:24PM | 12/15/03
Member Since: 12/14/03
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I checked the circuit breaker and it is on. My water heater reads ServiStar Miser; Model#32033; Serial# 0496B15291; 240volts.

I dont know the age of the water heater. It was in the house when i bought it. I've been here a year to date and the house is 9yrs old. If my elements do need replacing, about how much would a licensed plumber charge me.

Thanks for you help.

plumber Tom

02:24AM | 12/16/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
810 lifetime posts
Outweigh the cost of installing new parts into a 9 year old appliance. It's still your decision. It's hard to give accurate prices on these boards because where you live plays a major role. The elements aren't too expensive, the plumber's labor is.

[This message has been edited by plumber Tom (edited December 16, 2003).]



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