troubleshooting a electric water heater

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by Peevee, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. Peevee

    Peevee New Member

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    On a electric 240 volt water heater how can you tell if a element is burned out or if it's a thermostat. Also what should the voltage check at the elements? Thanks:)
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    heater

    Are you competent to work on it with the power on? If so, then a voltmeter to the terminals to see if it has power to the element, and then a clamp around ammeter to see if it is drawing any power.
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