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Old 10-30-2007, 10:26 PM   #16
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have and new electric hot water heater but it will not get hot just warm
i thought it was the heater but took it back and got another one and stell have the same problem help help help.
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:38 PM   #17
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need help i just bought a new hot electric hot water heater and it will not get passed the warm stage . thought the frist one was bad but this is doing the same thing can someone help me quick with a reason why .
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:37 AM   #18
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Betty,
Who is installing these water heaters? DIY or a pro.
If someone turns the power ON before the heater is filled with water, it will fry one or both of the elements, which is my guess that the problem may be.
Turn OFF the power. Disconnect both wires to each element, and test it with an ohm meter. No continuity, replace the element.
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Betty,
Who is installing these water heaters? DIY or a pro.
If someone turns the power ON before the heater is filled with water, it will fry one or both of the elements, which is my guess that the problem may be.
Turn OFF the power. Disconnect both wires to each element, and test it with an ohm meter. No continuity, replace the element.
Good luck!
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he did let it fill with water . now he is checking out the voltage
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help help help on my water heater problem desperate
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Old 10-31-2007, 10:08 AM   #21
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Is "he" a plumber? Or a DIY'er?

I'm assuming this is an electric heater?

I don't suppose there's any chance this is a 220V heater hooked up to a 110V circuit, is there?
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Is "he" a plumber? Or a DIY'er?

I'm assuming this is an electric heater?

I don't suppose there's any chance this is a 220V heater hooked up to a 110V circuit, is there?
he is checking now to see if there is enough voltage comeing in
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