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When our water heater is used alot like to shower and wash clothes all in one evening it shuts off. no hot water for shower in the morning.we replaced the element already and the thermacouple

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Make sure check both elements with a voltmeter, when one element quits working you don't get enough hot water, check for power to both elements too..

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