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American Waterheaters Water heatermodel #EE2H40RD045V

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How do I replace the sensor in my Whirlpool 40 gallon electric hot water heater?

I have a Whirlpool 40 gallon water heater model EE2H40RD045V. I just replaced the electronic control board located on the top of the tank. The new board has a blinking light that indicates the need to replace a sensor. I would like to order the part and get assistance with replacement procedures.

Posted May 02, 2009


Lyle W , May 06, 2009

before replacing the thermistors (temperature sensors), i recommend shutting off the breaker and checking the plug for the thermistors on the control board. the image below shows the location of this plug on the control board. the second image provides technical testing information for the thermistor circuit. using this technical information, you can make sure that you need the thermistor kit.

if the thermistors need to be replaced, you can purchase a kit part 6910545. you can order this kit from the sears partsdirect website. it costs about $18. the kit should have the wiring and will have thermistors that will fit into the brackets.

this information should help you replace the thermistors if necessary. if you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details.

FRANK FEALY, June 20, 2013

the circut board has been replaced twice in this heater. heater is only 2 years old this is not right. what might the problem be. can this board be repaired at home { i have not seen the board yet}. would a surge protector help.

steve, December 02, 2014

i have same heater and i am getting a high temperature alarm. it will reset after awhile. cant find a therostat. what do i need


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