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Are you sure its burnt out? Most of the time its the thermostat. If its burnt out then just change the element. To do that all ya do is shut off the power to the heater drain the tank unhook the two wires on the element and unscrew the element and replace it with a new one. You can get new ones at lowes or home depot. Its usually the bottom that goes out first.

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