Re: water heater at home issue
I just went through this exercise with daughter & son-in-law wtr htr in Mass.
I killed power and ohm measured the elements, both 12 ohms, +/-1 ohm diff.
Turn power on, measured 220 VAC across terminals on one element.
Each element has its own thermostat.
Turned up t/stat on upper element and heard water cooking and 220 VAC across it. Turned down t/stat and proceeded to bottom element.
Turned up t/stat and no action, no voltage. Exercised t/stat. T/stat finally closed and element cooking water.
Set both t/stat's back to the same setting, just under hot, about 3/4 range. A week later, lots of hot water, 62 gal tank.
Moral of story, no ohms, element open.
No voltage, bad t/stat.
If element has to be changed, or t/stat needs to be changed, good time to attach hose and drain/clean tank. Be sure when done, to purge all air from tank, air is the worst enemy on an element.
If tank is over 10 years old, might consider to have it replaced this spring, peace of mind. Wife will really like you.
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