Question about Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC 82VH402
Lower element can be burned out and still read 230V across screws
1) We know thermostats are working because elements test 230V.
2) We know upper element is working because tank has some hot water.
If upper element is burned out, tank will have no hot water.
3) Here's how to test lower element:
4)Here's how to replace element
Rheem element is 4500Watt bolt-in type
5) Rheem manual says: Heaters furnished with standard 240 volt AC, single phase non-simultaneous wiring, and 4500 watt upper and lower heating elements.
Rheem 4500Watt element
Posted on Nov 22, 2010
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