Question about RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER
How many kilowatts should it pull when heating up water?
How many kilowatts for water heater element?
The watt rating of each element is printed on end of element.
Volts x amps = watts.
For example 4500 watt element and 240 volts
4500 divided by 240volts = 18.75 watts
1000 watts = 1 kilowatt.
Posted on May 10, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Lower element will always test 120V to ground since thermostats turn off one hot wire.
Listed below are suspects in order of ease.
1) Check that hot water is not running out of TP valve and down into a drain.
This will cause water heater to run all the time but not be able to keep up.
2) Test elements before replacing anything:
3) Test electricity to water heater:
4) Replace both thermostats.
5) Final thing would be full troubleshoot:
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Posted on Jan 30, 2011
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