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vbroadway57

06:02AM | 02/19/19
Member Since: 02/19/19
2 lifetime posts
This is my second water heater in less than 2 months. I have replaced both elements and thermostats. I am tired of boiling water to wash dishes. The water is warm enough to bathe, only turning the hot water on. The elements and thermostats were replace twice.
And, yes I waited until the air was out of the pipes before turning the power on.
I am at my wits end.
Please HELP!

BV018718

02:49PM | 02/19/19
Hello,
Just a thought. Since you've replaced both element & thermostats, you might also check the water flow direction. Use extreme caution when dealing with your electrical closet, but you should also check your fuse box to ensure you have the right fuse/wire/voltage combination. Some water heaters are dual voltage, so check that. If it's at 220 and you're only supplying 110, that would be an issue.
You might also try to clean out your hot your faucet if you haven't. Could have a blockage so only cold water gets through the valve.

vbroadway57

06:06AM | 02/20/19
Member Since: 02/19/19
2 lifetime posts
Thank you for your response. It is 220 and that is what my previous working hot water heater was. I will chek my faucet.

BV018892

12:09PM | 03/16/19
I had the same problem in our new house where we had two separate water heaters. The plumber had connected the two heaters together to supply hot water instead of separate waterlines one for the kitchen and one for the bathrooms. Once the kitchen was put on a separate supply line, it was ok.


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