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Offline abhersh64

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whirlpool hot water heater
« on: February 02, 2010, 02:41:32 PM »
 >:( REPLACED BOTTOM ELEMENT BUT THE? LIGHT ON THE CONTROL BOARD STILL FLASHES CONTINOUSLY AND STILL NO HOT WATER.Do I need a new control?  I understand thy have had problems with the control boards.

Model EE3J40RD045V

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Re: whirlpool hot water heater
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010, 04:26:17 PM »
Verify the thermostat continuity,especially the top stat.
Also verify the top heat element continuity.
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Re: whirlpool hot water heater
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010, 06:27:42 PM »
This is not yer mama's water heater, Trout :)

It has a thermister (instead of the traditional thermostats),  which  feeds a control board. It's made by American Water Heaters...perhaps they have a tech sheet somewhere.

Abhersh, have you tested  either element with an OHM meter before blindly ordering it? Elements are sort of a pain to change, especially  if not needed. Also, provide where you heard about the control problems if you will.
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Re: whirlpool hot water heater
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010, 09:03:05 PM »
Could not find your model. The manual tells how to test the control. Then replace it.Easy to replace.

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Re: whirlpool hot water heater
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010, 09:12:07 PM »
1 flash power before water 2 flashes high limit temp 3 problem with sensors 4 flashes upper element 5 lower element after a error push red reset button contrl performs self test before normal operation start,takes 10 minutes if 5 flashes continue replace board.

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Re: whirlpool hot water heater
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2010, 06:37:16 AM »
 :( Why can't "they" leave well enough alone?
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Re: whirlpool hot water heater
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2010, 06:47:00 AM »
:( Why can't "they" leave well enough alone?


Because "they" were not making enough money using standard, long-lasting parts.
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