water heater dillemma


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Old 09-29-02, 09:14 PM
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water heater dillemma

need to know where to put the wires i have romex with black red and white/ heater with black, blue, and yellow where do i put them
 
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Old 09-29-02, 09:38 PM
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These wires your trying to connect, you working with the stats under the access panels, or at the top of the heater?
 
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Old 09-29-02, 09:42 PM
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they are the stats that are in the "junction box" of the heater. my romex colors differ from the water heaters
 
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Old 09-29-02, 09:44 PM
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Why are you messing with the wires, what are you trying to do?
 
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Old 09-29-02, 09:45 PM
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install it, its a replacement tank
 
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Old 09-29-02, 09:47 PM
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The only wires you have to mess with on a replacement is the ones on top for the power supply, the ones in the panel are factory installed.
 
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Old 09-29-02, 09:48 PM
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srry those are the ones. that differ in color that i am trying to hook up
 
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Old 09-29-02, 09:51 PM
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Ok is this a 240 volt heater? You see the two wires comming from the heater, probably black and red right?
 
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Old 09-29-02, 09:52 PM
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i have blk/red/white/ground incoming.
from tank i have blk/blue/yellow....
 
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Old 09-29-02, 09:57 PM
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Three wires in-comming with a ground and three wires at top water heater access cover, never incountered a water heater needing that many wires for power, where do you live?
 
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Old 09-29-02, 09:58 PM
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akron, oh area,

its a kenmore tank
it is dual wattage too
 
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Old 09-29-02, 10:01 PM
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I'm going to move the thread to electrical forum they can help you there give it a minute to move and they will help you there.
 
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Old 09-29-02, 10:02 PM
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thanks
 
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Old 09-29-02, 10:04 PM
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Ok give them time to help here, I did not want to tell you to hook it up the wrong way.
 
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Old 09-29-02, 10:21 PM
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What is meant by "dual wattage"?
 
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Old 09-29-02, 10:25 PM
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I don't know what he means, water heaters I install have just 2 wires, and suppy is 2 with the ground.
 
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Old 09-30-02, 05:38 AM
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Some wacky colors. Was this purchased from oveseas?

Also, Do you have access to a install. manual or could you provide a link to the product you have from the manuaf. web site?
 
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Old 09-30-02, 06:27 AM
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Tell us what the installation instructions say about the electrical hookup.
 
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Old 09-30-02, 07:44 AM
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Are we sure that isnt a green wire???? Where does the blue one connect? Some people have hard time distinguishing between blue and green I know.
 
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Old 09-30-02, 08:00 AM
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The blue and yellow wire in usally found on the stats, you will find a black and red on the top of the heater, and the black and white are the power source, then there is the gounds, green or bare wire.

He talks of 4 wires for the power source. Never seen a source with four wires.
 
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Old 09-30-02, 08:31 AM
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Cap off the white on the source,,, you dont need it.
 
 

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