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Old 06-03-2011, 10:50 PM   #1
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Wire needed for 40gal WTR HTR?

I will save my entire sob story- I am about to be a 1st time mom in 3 days, I got a place that the previous owners took the water heater.. and wire with them., i NEED HELP asap please!
I bought a 40 Gallon electric GE water Heater (model GE40MO6AAG), and idk what happened, but the breaker kept blowing, and I checked the water heater, and there are 2 metal plates on the side with the therm and reset button- the upper plate, had black water leaking from it, when i removed plate it looked like it had burnt. I got a new water heater- (same model)
I just desperately need to know what size/type wire is needed, and what size breaker I should have. The manual has no mention of this. If anyone can please guide me on the proper wire and breaker it would be GREATLY appreciated! I just want to be ableto give my new son a hot bath (and have hot shower myself) Thank you so much.


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Old 06-06-2011, 09:08 AM   #2
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You should have a 30-amp, double pole breaker. The wire should be 10-2.


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Old 06-12-2011, 07:43 PM   #3
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Welcome to the site !

Best to ask questions in the electrical forum instead of the Introduction area

Search the GE site for install directions:
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help please , water heater wire?

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