hello i am here to help you.do you have a volt meter?
touch the black and red and see what volt you have
with the volt meter
put the red to the red and the black to the black
ok but there is a 3 white wire which reds 120 to either red or black do I just tape it off and note use it
is the white HOT?
touch the white wire and touch something metal
when it put the volt meter on it and touch the other lead to either the red or black wire it reads 120 volts
does it read ?
are you there?
yes acrfoss the meter the white reads 120 when connected the either black or round so is it a neutral wire then and do i need it
yes i m just not use tho this format please stay with me.
the white wire seems to be a neutral return to the buss so can i just tape it off and not use it and connect acroos the red and black to the hot water heater connections
your white is acting as your ground attach it to the ground screw .
have you filled the tank yet?
so if i understand i can connect the black and red leads from the circuit breaqker panel to the hot water heater which read 240 volts on my volt meter and the white which goes to the panel also to the green ground screw? dont want to blow up my nw heater so i m nervous
the white wire should be going to the meter with all the other white wires connect.
and yes you have it correct ,you need to fillthe tank b-4 you put power to the unit
and therefor if I connect it to a ground screw on the hot water heater i will be gounding all the white wires in my house without causing a problem? sorry to be so stupid rick
correct there all common (ground) wires there wont be a prob.
you havent answered ,have you filled the tank w/water?
Ok here goes friend It late and I'm tired and my wife is expecting a hot shower in the morning, thanks for your patience. Yes the heater is filled with water.
good if you power then water you burn out the element, everything is connected correctly if i have helped you please press the accept. bonus is apprecitaed thank you.