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After power outage hot water tank generates no hot water and is cold. Is it still drawing electricity e.g. is it trying to heat but can't? ?

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  • 1 month ago

    have you tried to manually re-light the gas flame?

    the pilot-light starter is electric, but you can manually light the gas-flame to heat the water tank.

    check the lighting instructions on the side of the tank.

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  • D g
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A typical hot water tank is 30 gals or more that can take time to heat fully 

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  • 1 month ago

    It can take several hours to heat the water.

    It may have tripped the circuit breaker, reset it.

    Use your voltmeter to check that the heater is getting power.

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  • Adam D
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The outage may have damaged the heating element.  Or, have you checked to see if you need to reset the circuit breaker for the water heater?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Energy can't just be vanishing.

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  • 1 month ago

    You can try resetting your circuit breaker but there's a good chance that the element could have been burned out by a power surge

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No; maybe you need a new thermostat.

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  • 1 month ago

    AS ITS HEATERS HAS NO ELECTRICITY TO POWER UP, THAT MEANS LIKE SHUT IT OFF COMPLETELY. THEREFORE, NO ELECTRICITY CAN BE WASTED BY HOT WATER TANK BECAUSE ELECTRICITY WAS NOT EXISTED ANY MORE.

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  • Rick
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    time to call a plumber ..................................

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