Maytag
Electric Water Heater

Model #HE3X40S961 Maytag water heater

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Error Codes

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    Panel#18

    Body Diagram

    Panel

    Part #66001060

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Access Panel#17

    Body Diagram

    Access panel

    Part #66001059

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    COVER, TERMINAL (LWR THR#14

    Body Diagram

    Cover, terminal (lwr thr

    Part #66001064

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    THERMOSTAT, LOWER (W/HI-#13

    Body Diagram

    Thermostat, lower (w/hi-

    Part #66001008

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Dip Tube#4

    Body Diagram

    Dip tube

    Part #66001052

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Panel#19

    Body Diagram

    Panel

    Part #66001061

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    TRAP, HEAT (3")#2

    Body Diagram

    Trap, heat (3")

    Part #66001005

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Drain Cover#24

    Body Diagram

    Drain cover

    Part #66001063

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    PANEL, ACCESS (LWR)#16

    Body Diagram

    Panel, access (lwr)

    Part #66001058

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    MANUAL, USE & CARE (10-Y#24A

    Body Diagram

    Manual, use & care (10-y

    Part #66001019

    The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

    Symptoms common to all water heaters

    Choose a symptom to see related water heater repairs.

    Main causes: lack of power, no gas supply, thermostat limit switch tripped, bad element, bad thermostat, gas valve failure, bad thermocouple
    Main causes: water supply needs chlorine treatment, anode rod too reactive
    Main causes: thermostats need adjustment, water heater capacity too low, bad heating element, thermostat failure, excessive tank sediment
    Main causes: thermostat temperature set too high, thermostats need adjustment, faulty thermostat, shorted heating element
    Main causes: faulty pressure relief valve, water is overheating
    Main causes: broken heating element, thermostat failure, excessive tank sediment, tank size too small, burner valve assembly failure
    Main causes: loose water pipe fittings, leaky drain valve, bad temperature-pressure relief valve, leaky heating element, cracked tank

    Repair guides for electric water heaters

    How to replace an electric water heater thermostat

    If the water temperature fluctuates or you don't get enough hot water, follow these instructions to replace your water heater's thermostat.

    Repair difficulty
    Time required
     30 minutes or less
    How to replace an electric water heater heating element

    If your water heater runs out of hot water quickly and one of the two heating elements has failed, replace the element following these step-by-step instructions.

    Repair difficulty
    Time required
     30 minutes or less
    How to replace a water heater temperature and pressure (T&P) relief valve

    Replace a broken temperature/pressure (T&P) relief valve on an electric water heater using these instructions.

    Repair difficulty
    Time required
     15 minutes or less

    Articles and videos common to all water heaters

    Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your water heater.

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    Easy DIY water heater repairs

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