Question about Water Water Heaters
The water heater has a Lower and Upper Element of 3800 watts. The heater is equipped for non-simultaneous operation on a 2 wire circuit.
Hi Karen, think of the water heater as a straw....if the straw has liquid in it and you put your finger on the top, the liquid doesn't come out. If you open up the relief valve, air will allow it to flow freely. The relief valve has a metal lever on it, usually on the top of the water heater (if electric).
Posted on Feb 12, 2010
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The top element should be heating if there is 240 volts across the element terminals. I take it that the top element is the booster element. The thermostat for the top element is normally a 2 pole thermostat which switches the neutral to the bottom thermostat once it reaches temperature. Once this occurs then the bottom element will start to heat. The top element will only come on when you use all the hot water. Is this supply on the off-peak rate? When testing always check the voltage across the element terminals.
Posted on Mar 21, 2011
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Posted on Aug 13, 2011
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