Question about Water Heaters
Not enough information on type of heater.
If you have tankless water heater, I doubt that a heater with that amount of crud will operate again. Let us know what happens.
If you have tank-type, then pull the element out.
If it breaks off, it breaks off.
Then use shop vac to clean out the sediment.
Loose parts left inside the tank can bang around, but you will replace the heater in a few years anyway, and you have to remove the bad element or replace the heater today.
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