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One of the elements are burned out. Need new element. If you run out with just one shower,have element replaced.

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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If it is electric , it's the bottom element that needs replacing

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SOURCE: 6 yr old electric rheem fury 50 gallon all of a

you have a couple things that may cause this. you may have a bad element a bad thermastat a tripped eco (emergency cut off ) or problem with electric suppling heater.if you have no electric backround or training you should call a pro

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SOURCE: Bosch AquaStar 125b ng suddenly goes cold during shower

Does it happen to any other fixture? If not, it's most likely your shower valve and not heater.

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SOURCE: Not heating water hot enough or as much water.

You probably have a bad heating element. Probably the upper element.

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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