Question about Water Heaters
THE WATER WAS SHUT DOWN ON OUR STREET FOR WATER LINE REPAIR WHEN I GOT HOME AND TURNED THE HAT WATER ALL I GOT WAS AIR AND THE TOP ELEMENT HAD TO BE REPLACED I GET HOT WATER BUT NOT ENOUGHT
Reset circuit breaker.
1) Dual element tanks are 240Volts.
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2) Buy cheap multi-meter at hardware, and test for 240Volt across top two screws on upper thermostat.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you don't have current, 0v from terminal to terminal, then you don't have voltage to the elements. Replace the thermostat but check that you have 220v to the thermostat. It is possible that your breakers to the unit are either bad or tripped.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
Hi .. I would suspect the thermostats. If the bottom Tstat is not working then you would have just warm water. For water too hot, check the tstat settings, should be about mid scale. Check the mounting of the tstats, the back of the tstat must be in full contact with the metal tank surface. If the tstats are loose then they are not sensing the real water temperature in the tank and will overheat.
Posted on May 03, 2010
look for a badly connected power line ont he bottom element, or any connection upstream of the power terminals. voltage readings usually drop to that range when you only have one side of the 220v circuit connected.
Posted on Jun 22, 2010
ECO reset button trips for several reasons.
1) Easiest thing without testing, is replace both thermostats.
2) If problem persists, then test elements.
3) If problem continues, do full troubleshoot
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Posted on Mar 08, 2011
SOURCE: I just installed a marathon
The top element should be heating if there is 240 volts across the element terminals. I take it that the top element is the booster element. The thermostat for the top element is normally a 2 pole thermostat which switches the neutral to the bottom thermostat once it reaches temperature. Once this occurs then the bottom element will start to heat. The top element will only come on when you use all the hot water. Is this supply on the off-peak rate? When testing always check the voltage across the element terminals.
Posted on Mar 21, 2011
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