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I have a 50 gallon Rheen 9350-2 Electric water heater and it does not want to heat water very fast or one of the heaters (top or Bottom) is not working. How can I check to make sure that the top or bottom heater element is still working?

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You will have to run a continuity test on each element. Turn off power to the heater. Remove the cover from each element and with an ohm meter set to ohms 1000 check for continuity on each element where the power is connected. If you have no reading the element needs replacing.

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