Question about Water Heaters
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have a 40 gal
You will need an amp meter. I suspect that the lower heating element is out or the thermostat.
Most water heater have a upper and lower element. The bottom is the main work horse.
Take the lower access door off and you can get to the wires to use a clamp on Amp meter. You should get a reading of 10 + amp if it is working. You can check the thermostat with the volt meter also to make sure you are getting voltage to the element . You should have 220 volts across the two wire attached to the element. The elements are not to hard to change. You will need to shut the power Off and the Cold Water off. Drain the tank to get below the bottom element and you will need to get a special wrench to unscrew the old element out of the tank. Hope this Helps
Posted on Jan 02, 2011
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