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How to Check Water Heater Reset Button

How to Check Water Heater Reset Button
September 21, 2020

How to Check Water Heater Reset Button

Modern water heaters have a safety feature, which will cut off power to your heating element when there is excess resistance. In most cases, homeowners will discover that their water heater unit has suffered from such an issue, because they are forced to take a cold shower first thing in the morning. Many people will panic and assume their water heater system has become damaged. A tripped water heater will simply need to be reset using the reset button. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Atlanta, Georgia, we provide high quality commercial and residential plumbing services including water heater repair, replacement and new installations. Are you ready for a hot shower? Then here are the steps to take to find and use the reset button, so you can get back to your normal routine as quickly as possible.

How to Find the Water Heater Reset Button 

In most cases, the reset button will be located very close to the water heater thermostat. Grab a screwdriver and remove the cover plate in order to access the thermostat and reset button. For some, this area may be surrounded with insulation, while others will have a plastic cover over the wires surrounding the button and temperature dial. Newer models may also have two thermostats, but there will still only be a single reset button. If you cannot find it, then look through your owner’s manual or contact the manufacturer directly. 

Checking the Reset Button

If the reset button has tripped, you will also need to reset the thermostat. The button will be next to one of the thermostats and is almost always red. Push the button, being careful to avoid any surrounding wires. This should reset the thermostat. Test your hot water at the faucet to see if it is working. 

Is the Water Heater Still Having Problems? 

If the hot water does not return, or if your water heater unit continues to trip, then you will need to get help from a professional. You may have an electrical problem, or the water heater unit itself may need to be repaired or replaced. The professionals at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Atlanta will arrive at your location with all the tools and specialized equipment needed to thoroughly inspect, diagnose and fix your water heater troubles. If you do need a water heater replacement, we will help you find a model that fits your unique needs and budget. 

Do You Need Professional Care for Your Water Heater Issues? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing 

Did you hit the reset button on your water heater unit, but it still refuses to work? Then get the professional care you need with one call to the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Atlanta. Our certified, licensed and insured plumbers are ready to come to the rescue. Contact our office for more information about our wide variety of commercial and residential plumbing services or to schedule an appointment with an experienced plumber in Atlanta, Suwanee, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, Marietta, Georgia or a surrounding metro area neighborhood.