Question about Heating & Cooling
I am assuming this is electric. If the water heater is warm already, a quick test
is to turn off power at breaker, remove the two access covers and remove fiberglass
insulation. Turn one thermostat all the way up and one all the way down.
Have someone else turn on the breaker and listen carefully, you should hear one
element start to "cook" (the one that is set all the way up) Do this again with the
other element. If you hear both elements work then It may only be an upper
thermostat. But usually one element has a hairline crack where the body attaches
to the base. This method is the way you can check without an ammmeter. I usually
check the elements for current draw, they draw around 12 amps. Only one
element cycles at a time when heating Remember to shut off power before draining
and refill the tank completely with the hot taps open before restoring power.
Harbor freight carries an inexpensive snap around ammeter/voltmeter that works well.
Hope this is helpful.
Posted on Mar 15, 2011
Please check your heaters elements for malfunction. Check also the relays for damaged.
Posted on Mar 15, 2011
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