Question about Select Brands 20012 500°F Heating Element Electric Kettle
1) Disconnect power from the water heater.
2) Check for power with a volt meter (or other tester) capable of 240 Volts AC or greater in the field wiring compartment on the top of the water heater, to ensure power is OFF.
3) Shut off the cold water supply to heater.
4) Open a nearby sink HOT water faucet or shower control.
5) Connect an ordinary garden hose to the drain valve at the bottom of the heater - and run hose to a convenient place LOWER than the water heater drain valve (a shower or floor drain is ideal).
6) GENTLY open the drain valve on the water heater to allow the heater to empty.
7) Remove the access covers on the side of the water heater.
8) Loosen the terminal screws that secure the wires to the element.
9) Remove both wires from the element(s).
10) Wait until water has completely stopped flowing out of the water heater.
11) Unscrew (or remove screws - depending on style) element(s) from tank.
12) Clean tank / element contact surfaces of dirt, rust and gasket materials from the tank.
13) Slip new gasket over element if provided.
14) Thread (or secure with screws - depending on style) element into tank. Use of teflon tape over threads, etc. may be necessary.
15) Reconnect wires (does not matter which wire goes to which terminal).
16) Shut drain valve off and remove garden hose.
17) Open cold water supply valve to allow tank to fill.
18) When water flows normally from sink or shower, shut off the hot water faucet or control.
19) Check for and stop any leaks around elements on water heater.
20) Restore power - do NOT restore power until tank is COMPLETELY full - otherwise element will fail *instantly*.
21) In about 30 minutes - warm / hot water should be available - depending on tank size, etc.
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
Is there one or two,, turn off power drain it down, use the water heater element wrench remove the wires and the element, install new element snug it tight, start filling the water heater while it is filling reinstall the wires, turn on a hot side faucet only let the air out, wait till you have a full flow of water out of the faucet then turn the power back on to the unit, the thermostat should beat 120 degrees,
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
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