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How Long Does It Take To Heat A New 50 Gallon Electric Water Heater?

Just got a new g.e. 50 gallon elec. water heater. Been 2 hours but no hot water. Any idea how long it takes?

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  1. Comment by fraderto
    September 18, 2009 @ 12:29 pm

    Should have hot water in about 45 minutes. Check your breaker and make sure it is on. You may need to turn the thermostat up on the tank. Should be an inspection panel on front of tank to adjust temp.

  2. Comment by Tankk
    September 18, 2009 @ 6:05 pm

    Your water heater should have a recovery rate ( how many gallons per hour it heats) It is probably somewhere between 30 gallons per hour and 40 gph, So by now you should notice warmer water.

  3. Comment by Anonymous
    September 18, 2009 @ 11:06 pm

    30- 35 minutes

  4. Comment by JustHone
    September 19, 2009 @ 5:20 am

    you should notice a rise in temp in about 30 minutes. It should be fully heated in about 1 1/2 hours.
    Can you hear the element heating?

  5. Comment by educated guess
    September 19, 2009 @ 9:22 am

    about 30 minutes.

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