Question about Water Heaters
It is leaking behind the panel that covers the temp cantrol and other assemblies, it's leaking in the back of the piece that has the white and black wire going into it.
The element is right behind that panel,sounds like that is whats leaking. The elements just screw in or have a plate that compresses againt the element and gasket. Either way sound like a simple fix be carefull those wires are 240 volts most of the time inless its a small water heater.
Lowes has the elements just shut off the power and drain the heater before you start. If its an older heater it will be rusted any may not come out,just be ready to a buy new heater if you cant remove the element and damage the heater due to all the rust. Good luck
Posted on Jan 12, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It could be back flowing into the hot water heater tank which is not full because of the leak. Even though the valve is closed on the cold water entry side, there is probably no valve on the exit side. That is how it is returning to the tank.
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
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Your 220v hot water heater does not need the neutral(white) wire coming in. Bare wire goes to ground -green headed screw. Black goes to black, Red goes to red. White gets teminated with a wirenut or some electrical tape.
Posted on Jan 25, 2010
SOURCE: wh 9L amtrol water heater..the
Amdrol makes indirect-fired water heater that gets heat from a boiler
1) Pdf manual on amdrol website show a mixing valve that mixes cold water with the hot water so water temperature going to faucet stays the same:
You set the temperature of the mixing valve.
You can also set up 2 sets of pipes ... one is connected to mixing valve that goes to sinks and tubs. The other pipe bypasses mixing valve sends hotter water to washing machine.
2) The manual for Amdrol:
The new models has a temperature sensor that plugs into digital readout.
This is a thermistor sensor wire that can be ordered as repair part
3) Amdrol has e-mail address:
4) You can post your question on a water heater forum
Posted on Nov 12, 2010
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