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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
did you put the gaskets in with the elements, there should be a rubber gasket on both elements, if you did and it is just the tank condensating, when you took out the element was it easy or did you have to apply alot of pressure, if you had to apply alot of pressure you may have even cracked the tank, and it is not condensation but water comming out of the tank,, and if you are sure that you didn't then your water comming in must be real cold and you will have to wait for the water in the tank to heat up to stop the condensation,, cold water comming in comes from the bottom thru a dip tube that takes the cold water to the bottom of the tank and force the hot water out the top, if you are on well water it will be vary cold comming in,, these are the only things it could be,, by the way did you fill the tank with water till it came out of the faucet at full pressure before turning on the electric? if not you could have also burnt up both elements and the water can be seeping out of the elements beings they are plastic and when they are fried the plastic melts, so turn off the electric pull out the element check it to make sure it is intact then if not get another new one reinstall it, fill with water till it comes out of the hot side on your faucet, then turn on the electric
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
SOURCE: My new heater stopped
The elements do not operate at the same time. They are designed to take turns coming on. Try setting the temperature of the top element 10 degrees lower than the bottom one, turn the hot water on in the bathtub. The bottom element should come on first. When you are done checking, turn the top element 10 degrees higher than the lower for normal operation.
Posted on Aug 28, 2010
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