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Old 05-10-2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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Water Heater Won't Stay Warm


I have a whirlpool 55 gallon electric water heater. I replaced the elements in it about 5 months ago because we noticed that we werenít getting the same amount of hot water we were used to. It seemed to improve for a while?? But now it is much worse. We have about 15 Ė 20 minutes of hot water. The elements I took out where the kind that have no fold. The new ones are the type that have a fold. They are the same wattage/voltage. I didnít think it would make any difference. Is this what is causing the problem?

The only other thing I can think it would be is the dip tube. But that seems like it would be a pretty unlikely thing to break to me. Maybe Iím wrong.

Any words of advice would be appreciated

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I have a whirlpool 55 gallon electric water heater. I replaced the elements in it about 5 months ago because we noticed that we werenít getting the same amount of hot water we were used to. It seemed to improve for a while?? But now it is much worse. We have about 15 Ė 20 minutes of hot water. The elements I took out where the kind that have no fold. The new ones are the type that have a fold. They are the same wattage/voltage. I didnít think it would make any difference. Is this what is causing the problem?

The only other thing I can think it would be is the dip tube. But that seems like it would be a pretty unlikely thing to break to me. Maybe Iím wrong.

Any words of advice would be appreciated
no disrespect...but with whirlpool any thing is possible....not a good heater at all...imo ben sr

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no disrespect...but with whirlpool any thing is possible....not a good heater at all...imo ben sr
Amazing they can make something as complicated as clothes washers, but cant get a HWH right.
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Do you have/know how to use a Volcon?

Start by verifying what you have (or don't).
240V Power In --> Thermostats --> Heaters
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