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Im getting 320volts on top element and nothing on the bottom y is that

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How are you getting 320 volts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ??????????? Impossible.

Check out the element for continuity - if open replace.

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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.

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