Re: Hot watter heater not working
Posted by Terry Love on February 23, 1999 at 22:08:20:
In response to Re: Hot watter heater not working

On electric water heaters, they commonly have two heating elements that work in turns. First the top element heats up the top of the tank, then power goes to the lower element. If the lower element is out, only the top of the tank gets heated. If the top element isn't working, there will be no hot water.

Sometimes the Reset button needs to be pushed or reset. If this doesn't get the element working, use a continuity tester to determine if the element has shorted out. Replacement of the element may be needed.

Sometimes, the thermostat is a fault, and doesn't shut off when it reaches temperature. If that is the case, the water will become very hot, and then the reset will kick off the power. I would then check the lower thermostat. (read replace)
Terry Love

: My hot water heater is not working and the circuit breaker keeps on reseting back. How can I find out what internal part do I need to replace,and How can I trouble shoot it.

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