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Old 01-12-2007, 03:19 AM   #16
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Shut off heater, diconnect the wires on top of heater, once disconnected energize the circuit and test those wires, check and make sure you have 240v comming to the heater, if not it will be your feed from the power panel, could be the circuit breaker.

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Old 01-12-2007, 07:11 AM   #17
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I disconnected the wires & tested. There is 120v on each leg (white & black wire). Tested by placing probes on black & ground, then white & ground. This should be correct. Heater has had power throughout the night & the water seems colder rather than hotter.

I wonder if I bought a cold water cooler??? lol
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If your tester can read ohms, do a ohm test on the elements, you should get a reading from 9 to 14 on the scale, test with wires diconnected from elements
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I don't know what I did, but I have warmer water. I think there may have been a bad connection in one of the wire connectors. That is the only thing that I touched today. I am not touching another thing.

I really appreciate all of your help Ron.
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That would do it also, if 240 does not get to the elements they will not heat-up.

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