Question about Water Heaters
Model UHS-5 5,000 watt electric heater.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
replace upper thermostat and hi limit switch. These are usualy made in one piece. On a two element heater, only one element comes on at a time
Posted on Mar 10, 2010
the top element is in the same position where your electrical come in..it is just under the thermostat also there is a special wrench for removal of element...dont forget to turn of the power and shut off the water and release the pressure from the tank..
Posted on Aug 12, 2010
Check the breaker and top thermostat and make sure they are not tripped. Move onto replacing elements if above is not the problem.
Turn water and power off to heater and attach a water hose to bottom of heater to drain down tank. May have to open hot side on a facuet to get it to drain.
Once drained remove elements with 1 1/2" found at local hardware stores. once elements removed and new ones in place. Turn water on and get the air out of the system. Once water is flowing from the hot side from all of facuet's in house.
Once all air is out now yaou are resady to turn power onto heater.
Posted on Oct 10, 2010
The tank has to be completely full of water before turning on electricity or elements will instantly burn out:
I would take 40 minutes and do complete troubleshoot before replacing anything else.
This requires $5 multimeter from home center.
Put battery in multimeter.
When testing voltage, rotate multimeter dial to 240-250-277VAC
When testing continuity and elements, rotate multimeter dial to Ohms
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Posted on Jan 30, 2011
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