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Old 11-23-2010, 08:15 PM   #1
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I replaced both heating elements in my whirlpool hot water heater, and checked the voltage, but it still won't heat the water at all. What else could be the problem?

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Old 11-23-2010, 09:28 PM   #2
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My first thought was thermostats but both the upper and lower would have to not be working properly....a rare event. So, did you refill the tank with water by opening a nearby hot water faucet to let the air out? The water won't heat if it isn't in the tank.

Oh, and make sure the heating elements haven't been on before filling the tank. That could cause a serious steam event!!!

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Old 11-24-2010, 07:31 AM   #3
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so you have proper voltage to elements?? safety isn't tripped?? if you didn't fill tank first the new elements will burn right out-they have to be immersed.
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