Question about Intermatic WH40 - Water Heater Time Switch - NEMA 1 Indoor Steel Case - DPS
Okay I just installed a new water heater last month from sears, its connected to a timer that u can manually switch to on/off setting. the new water heater has 2 heating elements, one on the top & one on the bottom to ensure you'll get hot water everytime.. okay heres the problem, the timer is set from 5am-11pm, inbetween those times there should have hot water constantly until the cutoff time.. okay when I used the shower in the morning around 8am there is hot to warm water for a short peroid of time then its starts to come cold, this also happens around lunch time & sometimes in the afternoon.. what could be the problem to this? also can this be the cause of having a high electric bill??
Only two things come to mind. Either the clock is not set to the correct time (which I'm sure it is) or one of the elements most likely the bottom one is not heating for some reason. I would start by leaving the heater on 24 hrs by removing the trippers and switching it on. See if the problem goes away. If it does then focus on the timer settings, give it more warm up time etc. Make sure the clock is set to the right time and keeps time. If the problem persists on a 24 hrs running schedule then focus on the elements. --Turn the power off at the breaker-- and remove the access cover for each of the elements and or thermostats. Check the thermostat settings on each element for reasonableness. Sometimes the thermostat is covered by insulation material. If you need further assistance please write back with more detail. I can walk you through an element checkout if you have an AC volt / ohmmeter but since its new it should been under warranty.
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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