20 Most Recent Element Chromalox SG1353-430326 Electric Replacement Water Heater Questions & Answers

Here is the website for ThermoDisc. It looks like the 59T thermostat is still available. http://www.thermodisc.com/productdetail.asp?ProductID=84. On a positive note, the PT valve (pressure/temperature relief valve) is supposed to pop off before the tank blows up. An electric water heater rarely lasts more than about 11 years under good conditions, so I think it would be wise to weigh the possibility of replacing the water heater. Newer ones have much better insulation which should save you in operating costs over the long run. In addition, if you fix it now, then something else goes bad, and it will, you will probably conclude replacement would have been the better option.

Element... | Answered on Apr 08, 2009

Absolutely no hot water indicates the top element or thermostat on the heater. Check to make sure that you have 240 volts on the top two terminals of the top thermostat. If you do then check the top element for voltage. It should also read 240 volts between the two screws. If you have 240 volts there shut off the power, drain the heater to a point below the top element and change the top element. When the element is installed turn your WATER back on and let the air bleed out of several hot faucets in the house. When the faucets stop spitting air you can turn them off. Check for leaks around the element. If you have no leaks turn the power back on the the heater and replace the covers.

That should get you 'back in hot water' in two hours.


Element... | Answered on Apr 05, 2009

Disconnect the electric for the unit. Disconnect the two wires from the two eliments. Place a battery type test light or Ohm meter is more conclusive if you have one, Light should light when placing the two test leads to the two eliment contacts(while they are disconnect for the water heater wiring) should be dim but glowing. If no light the the eliment is open. If an Ohm meter the Wattage is written on the heater the heater. E=IR P=IE. It should work out to about 1200 -1400 ohms if 220 volt heater. If the light is bright just as if you had put the two test leads together,then you can say that the eliment is likely shorted. Either no light or a Very bright light requires the eliment to be changed.   To check the thermostats, Raise the ajustment one one at a time, until it clicks. Listen for the heater to be heating. Turn that one back down and do the other one the same way. I hope I have been clear enough. About one gallon of water should be drained for the bottom of the tank once a year along with checking the preasure/tempature safety relief valve by  operating it ,using the leaver,for  a few moments as preventive maintenance.

Element... | Answered on Feb 11, 2009

If your electric hot water heater is slow to heat, runs out of hot water faster than it used to, or doesn't deliver any hot water at all, there's a 90 percent chance that simply replacing one or both of the heating elements will solve the problem. Water heater repairs are straightforward, and replacement elements are inexpensive ($8 to $20) and readily available at home centers, hardware stores and appliance parts dealers.
We'll show you how to test the heating elements, remove one if it's bad, and install a new one. Just keep in mind that water heaters have a typical life span of 10 to 15 years. If your heater is approaching old age, replacement may be smarter than repair

Element Water... | Answered on Sep 05, 2020

Sounds like the element is broken. Could also be loose rlectrical connection

Element Water... | Answered on Nov 12, 2018

could be switch could be thermostat could be cord, could be electronic board. Without inspecting unit no one can tell what is wrong.

Element Water... | Answered on Jun 15, 2018

Any appliance parts store will have it. You can also get them online.

Element Water... | Answered on Apr 30, 2018

Most water heaters have 2. They are behind a plate / cover, one near top front and one near bottom front. Be sure to cut breaker off before servicing.

Element Water... | Answered on Nov 02, 2017

taking it that you are talking about a hot water system (models mean nothing with out make and type of equipment) take the old element to a plumbers supply shop( hardware shops will not have the elements) and they will have a suitable replacement
elements can be straight loops or be curved so that the follow the sides of the tank
however with electric hot water systems , the leak is not always at the gasket but at the fitting behind the gasket which has corroded internally from electrolysis for the element
recommend that as there is power involved that you get in an accredited plumber to check the system first because if the tank is leaking then a new gasket and element is a waste of cash

Element Water... | Answered on Jun 15, 2017

heating elements are resistors that get hot
one end will have 115 volts but the other end should be considerable less because the resistance of the heating element drops the voltage
if you used a ohm meter you should be reading a resistance of 500-1000 ohms for a good heater element but with your readings , there will be no resistance so the element is faulty

Element Water... | Answered on Apr 06, 2017

How are you getting 320 volts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ??????????? Impossible.

Check out the element for continuity - if open replace.

Element Water... | Answered on Dec 24, 2016

You'll want the same power rating as the one you remove. If you don't have the manual for your water heater, then check the labels on the water heater to see if it says what element it requires. If you still don't find anything, then you may need to remove the element and carefully inspect it for a part number or power rating.

Element Water... | Answered on Nov 22, 2016

use a multi meter to determine the resistance of the element to see if it is still serviceable
there has to be a fault in the element holder or connections
call an electrician to run safety checks on the unit

Element Water... | Answered on Oct 27, 2016

If the freezer is set at the lowest temperature the compressor will run continuously causing this. Also if humidity is high where you live and the seal on the freezer isn't sealing properly the excess moisture will cause it to ice up.

Element Water... | Answered on Oct 25, 2016

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Costs about $9.00

Element Water... | Answered on Oct 25, 2016

Need more info is it a tank tankless. your element is going bad if you do not want to do it get a plumper but if you can turn a wrench its easy I say again easy
Make sure you turn off the electric you can save a fortune doing it your self. and as long as you follow the instruction you',ll be fine make sure you have water in the tank before turning the tank back on or you will burn up the element

Element Water... | Answered on Mar 10, 2016

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