I need help - Water Heater

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    Check the settings on they tank. The temps are adjustable.
     
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    Doable this way.... But MESSY!
    Manganese or iron in the water will stain those old towels forever!


    BTW.... What's a "HWH"?
     
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    Hot Water Heater.
     
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    Why would you want to heat hot water?
     
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    To get it hotter, of course :crazy:
     
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    They tried calling it a cold water heater in the beginning,but they weren't selling.
    No one wanted hot cold water.
     
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    Hot water storage tank?
     
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    I've replaced elements before....and it's MUCH EASIER if you leave the water in You need the weight to be there when you go to wrench that old element out. My mom drained hers before I got over to her house and the thing wanted to move and dance all over the place from the force trying to remove the element
     
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    Sorry, late to the party. You may have it fixed by now.
    Sounds like you fried the top element by turning on the power before heater was full. Doesn't take long. Power off, disconnect element wires & give it a continuity check. If good, check bottom one. Turn off power before taking panel covers off. Safer just in case screw, panel or you slip! They can also be tested by leaving hot wire hooked to one side of element & with other side unwired, check for power going through element.
    The socket sometimes will just round the flats on the element. I've taken a hammer & chisel/screwdriver & smacked the flats in a loosening direction to get it move. After that, it'll come right out unless it's been leaking.
    Careful doing it w/ water in it if you're over or near a finished area (vs. unfinished bsmnt.). Sometimes the element is deformed & won't come right out. Not a fun fight w/ 50 gallons of water gurgling behind it! If floor drain nearby, build a towel damm/funnel to direct the water to it just in case.
    Good luck.
     

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