Question about Water Heaters
The element i believe keep stripping the main fuse board - after doing a continuity test the issue seems to be the element and i need to replace it How can i do this from beginning to end..??
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Hot Water Heater runs too hot
Here is the website for ThermoDisc. It looks like the 59T thermostat is still available. http://www.thermodisc.com/productdetail.asp?ProductID=84. On a positive note, the PT valve (pressure/temperature relief valve) is supposed to pop off before the tank blows up. An electric water heater rarely lasts more than about 11 years under good conditions, so I think it would be wise to weigh the possibility of replacing the water heater. Newer ones have much better insulation which should save you in operating costs over the long run. In addition, if you fix it now, then something else goes bad, and it will, you will probably conclude replacement would have been the better option.
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
SOURCE: warm water only
You can eliminate the shower control knob possibility by turning on your hot water anywhere else in the house. If you get hot water in other places, then it could be the knob causing it. A substantial lime buildup in the tank can also cause poor heat transfer from the elements to the water.
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
Your bottom element is burned out. You will still get hot water from the top one, but like you said, not nearly as much.
Do a search for "appliance parts" and then enter your model number and you will be able to purchase the aprt online. Check a number of different sites as the prices can vary greatly. Many of these sites will have exploded views, so that you can see how they come apart and go back together. Wire the new element in exactly as you remove the old one. The bottom one will only have two wires so it is very easy.
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Posted on Nov 30, 2009
replace the thermostats, be very careful!!!! thats 220volts for elec water heaters, 220volts kills you if you touch it wrong,.....it is one thermostat but it's best to match them, so you'll need both,...not expensive. good luck, cracklin joe
Posted on Jan 08, 2010
Testimonial: "Thank you. Replacing both thermostats solved the problem. The heater is working well."
HI sorry its shot, they go every now &then.You can run it like you say temporary BUT the boiler needs low pressure to force heat @10 or 12 p.s.i. This pressure will leak out of the hole and you eventaully loose heat & get noise.If you got a pinhole leak in tank.With the main off.Slow it down with duct tape or a rag if you can and leave water on.
Posted on Mar 30, 2010
Testimonial: "thanks. we changed it out this morning all is good."
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