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50 gallon electric water heater not heating?
I know you've proven the breaker is on, however the upper thermostat has a over heat protection circuit breaker. Have you removed the upper thermostat cover yet?
There should be a red button. Push it. If it clicks the unit got too hot and shut itself down. If it happens again then I'd have the thermostats and elements replaced.
Youll have hot water in 45 minutes. That's a safety device that shuts it down. Doesn't allow it to hear until reset.
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It prevents it from heating at all. If the over heat circuit is tripped the heater will not heat in any mode.
Only an onsite service tech can diagnose it any further. Once you reset it you should be able to run it in any mode you like.
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