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I have A very old water heater that had never been hooked up until yesterday.Model Number EE3J40RD045V. Plumer was replacing house heater so he replaced the the curently operating water heater with the standby. Turned on it began to heat .After the plumber left the power light began flashing a "one flash" Indicating "turn on failure" . All relays have power applied to contacts, none are activated closed

Contractor's Assistant: Have you tried power cycling the appliance -- unplugging it and leaving it off for a few hours?

No i have not

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes i am a retired electrical engineer

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I will turn i it off and see if that works

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: HVAC
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Is the tank full of water? If so check continuity across element terminals with leads disconnected. Also check continuity from each terminal to bare tank you should read open circuit on that one

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