Hot water too hot !
Posted by Rick on August 08, 1999 at 03:20:01:
Terry,

i have a 30 gal. electric hot water heater that is turning out warer greater than 170 degrees !
The thermostat is set at about 120....

Is my best choice to replace the thermostat?

We have a lot of calcium out here and the tanks seem to last about 5 years max.
I flushed the tank with a full flow ball valve,,Not the factory installed spogot that came with the tank...But it still gets too hot !

Is there anything other than the thermostat that I need to check out?

It seems to work now... but tomorrow ..Who Knows..It comes and goes....

Thanks,

Rick


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