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The clicking could be from thermal expansion or the thermostat turning off or on. Be sure it's a clicking sound and not a sizzling noise. Sizzling noises are caused by loose wires or burning contacts, this is dangerous.

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test across lower element thermostat should be no resistance when stat turned up so it clicks on.
(To test that lower stat turns off, allow tank to heat up completely before conducting this test) Turn sta temp down so it clicks off then test across stat terminals -should be open circuit

The upper thermostat is a 3 way switch
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Turn lower stat up so it clicks on, check Voltage across lower element -should be ~220V turn lower stat down so clicks off, should be 0 V across lower element terminals.

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