What should a Rheem water heater be set at?

What should a Rheem water heater be set at?

Professionals recommend keeping your water heater set at a temperature between 130 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Any higher, or lower, could actually be dangerous for you and your family. While turning the temperature up higher can result in burns, turning it lower than the recommended setting can also be dangerous.

How do I reset the thermostat on my Rheem water heater?

Where is the reset button on a Rheem water heater?

  1. Turn the water heater’s gas valve switch to the “OFF” position, wait for a few seconds and then flip the switch to the “ON” position to reset the system.
  2. The water heater reset button is the red button located on the water heater itself (just above the thermostat).

Where is the temperature control on a Rheem water heater?

How to Turn Down the Temperature on Rheem Water Heaters

  1. Locate the gas control valve on the lower front of the water heater.
  2. Find the large indicator notch on the dial.
  3. Turn the temperature dial to an initial setting of 120 degrees by lining the indicator mark to the top center.

How do I increase the water temperature on my Rheem water heater?

Pull the insulation from the cavity behind the covers to expose the thermostats. Insert a small flat-head screwdriver into the slot on the thermostat dial. Rotate the thermostat to your desired temperature. Make sure to adjust both thermostats if your Rheem water heater has two access covers.

Where is the reset button on a Rheem electric water heater?

The reset button on a Rheem water heater is the red button located in the center of the limit switch just above the water heater thermostat.

How long does it take for a Rheem water heater to heat up?

The average electric heater takes about twice as long as the average gas heater to fully heat up the water in its tank, so you can expect it to take between an hour and an hour and 20 minutes to heat up.

Why does my electric water heater have two thermostats?

An electric storage-tank-style water heater has two thermostats because it has two heating elements. The thermostats are designed so only one element is active at a time. The reason only one element is active at a time is because it allows for smaller wire sizes and lower amperage demand when in operation.

Why does my hot water tank have two thermostats?

A dual-element water heater uses two heating elements controlled by two separate thermostats. The upper element heats the upper portion of the water column. Depending on your water usage, the temperature can be lowered. This uses less electricity, lowering your electricity bill.

Where is the reset button on my electric water heater?

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. Once you find the button, push and release it.

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