Water Heater only Luke Warm

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by Konowl, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Konowl

    Konowl New Member

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    Yup have a manual
     
  2. Konowl

    Konowl New Member

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    Good lord, lost my entire post.

    Did a bunch of testing. When I turned everything off, I'm showing an OHM reading from a terminal to the metal casing of the element on the top element only. I think this is why I'm getting the 120v across the element when the thermostat is off.

    new element time?
     
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  3. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    Yes, sounds like time.

    I posted this today and it got lost.

    Thought it might help you.


    Good Luck.


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  4. Konowl

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    yah I saw that thanks. I think it's the element. I guess the element AND the thermostat got fried.

     
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