Re: Too HOT water, Thanks!
Posted by Joe Dille on December 06, 19100 at 06:53:11:
In response to Re: Too HOT water, Thanks!
: : I replaced the thermostats on my electric hot water heater, and set them to 125 degrees.
: : Now the water is over heating, and causing the TP valve to open.
: : How can I test the thermostats?

: Dennis,
: HJ was correct in saying to check the elements too. They may check "good" in a continuity test, but...check each terminal on each element (with power off and wires disconnected from elements). If one side is shorted to ground that element will always be heating (on 110 V.) causing the heater to overheat and the thermostat has no effect on that element.
: Best regards,
: Charles

Charles,

Thanks for the tip. You saved me. I came home the other night to scalding hot water. I checked the elements and they were both 12.5 ohms. I ran out and purchased new thermostats. They did not fix the problem. I then read your post and replaced the lower element.

Problem fixed. Perfect shower in the morning.

Thanks!

Joe



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