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Newly installed Hott Rod in 6 gal RV water heater only heats to lukewarm. Has been on for 12 hours. Outside temperature is 60 degrees

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Hott rod is 120Volt AC.
Check voltage supply for undervoltage, or reversed polarity, or tripped breaker.
Check that electric thermostat is set to 120 degrees.
Rotate thermostat temperature adjustment back and forth and see if you can hear water heater working.
Thermostats can be bad, or stick.
Check the ECO red reset button is not tripped out.
If tank was not full of water before power was applied, the element will instantly burn out.
Use continuity tester across bare element screws to see if element is good. Or use multimeter and test across bare element screws shows 29 ohm for 6 gallon, 18 ohms for 10 gallon.
More resources at Hott Rod, for troubleshoot and contact.

Posted on Nov 01, 2012


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