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Unless it is solar it will have either a gas element for gas heaters or electric element for electric heaters. presumming it is electric, the element is an immersable element mounted in the bottom of the tank. when the electrical cover is removed you will see the 4 bolts that hold it in place.

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http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-test-water-heater-element.html
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1) We know thermostats are working because elements test 230V.
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http://waterheatertimer.org/How-it-works.html

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http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-clean-sediment-out-of-electric-water-heater.html

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