Question about Water Heaters
I purchased a whirlpool 240V water heater, filled it up and turned on the power, set both thermostats around 150. I have tested the unit with a voltmeter, The top element has power but the bottom element never comes on. The water is luke warm ??? Do I need to turn the temp back down so the bottom element will kick on ? Help before my wife kills me.
It sounds like the lower element is defective from the factory. There is an 800 number on the heater, and they will ask for a serial number. The temp range on the heating elements will not affect the performance of the water heater, as it is filled from the bottom
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
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