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How can I get the specs on a Montgomery Wards Heavy duty 1000 water heater? We are trying to find out how many Amps it draws.

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Look on the internet for ohms law. when you find it you can use this formula to figure out what you need.

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Check label on side of any appliance to see electrical rating details
2 element tank with two 4500 watt elements is still a 4500 watt appliance since both elements are never ON at same time.

Volts x amps = watts
amps = watts divided by volts

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