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Old 06-02-2024, 04:35 PM   #41
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Have you checked that element to make sure it is good? Something fried that thermostat so it would be good to check it out too.
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Old 06-02-2024, 08:30 PM   #42
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Oh yeah, when you leave a water heater on electric and there is no water in the tank to heat, the heating element burns up along with the little rocker switch. I did have to replace mine. Make sure the one below is correct...

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Old 06-03-2024, 07:48 AM   #43
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Not to "pile on" but I believe the insulation on all the wiring "behind the panel" is high temperature insulation... Double check to be sure, but I wouldn't just replace any wiring in the water heater with "AutoZone wire"... Make sure to use wire with insulation rated for the temperatures seen behind that panel...
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Old 06-03-2024, 08:23 AM   #44
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Element homes out at 10 ohms.
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Old 06-03-2024, 08:23 AM   #45
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Not to "pile on" but I believe the insulation on all the wiring "behind the panel" is high temperature insulation... Double check to be sure, but I wouldn't just replace any wiring in the water heater with "AutoZone wire"... Make sure to use wire with insulation rated for the temperatures seen behind that panel...
Good point. I have quality wire but I will check.
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Old 06-03-2024, 08:24 AM   #46
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Have you checked that element to make sure it is good? Something fried that thermostat so it would be good to check it out too.
Yes sir. Thatís what I thought went at first. So I drained the tank and swapped that out. But the one that was in there was only a year old. It have calcium buildup but was still good. Replaced anyways just to check it off the list but them both ohm out the same. So good there.
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Old 06-03-2024, 09:08 AM   #47
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I think Dan was referring to the heating element and not the sacrificial anode which is there to collect minerals so these don't accumulate on the steel walls of the tank. Maybe I am mis-reading this.
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Old 06-03-2024, 04:10 PM   #48
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I think Dan was referring to the heating element and not the sacrificial anode which is there to collect minerals so these don't accumulate on the steel walls of the tank. Maybe I am mis-reading this.
10/4. I gotcha ya. But yes to answer both I have a new anode and a new heating element.
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Old 06-14-2024, 07:03 PM   #49
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Hello can you tell me why when checking voltage on my water heater I have voltage to my heat element but only if I leave white wire unhooked element ohms out at 10.2 if I connect white wire I don’t show any voltage
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You mean when you keep the wire connected you don’t show any resistance?
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Old 06-16-2024, 05:19 PM   #51
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Hi I’m not real good with electrical I used a multi meter and checked voltage while I had heating element out and I have 115.0 volts a/c to black wire at element checked element with ohm meter it shows 10.2 which I’ve read means it should be good so I refilled my tank with water attached black wire and checked for voltage thru the elementat screw white wire attaches to had 115.0 attachcd white wire to screw on element and I have no voltage anywhere disconnect white wire again recheck for voltage and reads 115.0 volts again from reading white wire goes to top left corner of tank to a ground screw I’m lost don’t know where to look next any help would be appreciated thanks for any help in advance I’ve replaced the black toggle switch the 120.0 volt thermostat and the heating element
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