: The hot water gives out too soon. : Does Anyone Know the correct procedure for trouble shooting an Electric Hot water heater?Bill, A. Several things could happen. �First check the shower head volume if showers are too quick. �A new shower head puts out about 2.5 gallons a minute. �Some older heads put out 5 gallons a minute. �Working with the shower head would double shower length in this case. � On electric �water heaters, they commonly have two heating elements that work in turns. �First the top element heats up the top of the tank, then power goes to the lower element. �If the lower element is out, only the top of the tank gets heated. �If the top element isnt working, there will be no hot water. Sometimes the Reset button needs to be pushed �or reset. If this doesnt get the element working, use a�continuity tester to determine if the element has shorted out. �Replacement of�the�element may be needed. best regards, Terry Love
: The hot water gives out too soon. : Does Anyone Know the correct procedure for trouble shooting an Electric Hot water heater? What is and is not happening? Are you getting hot water and not enough volume? Look up Rheem for more information.. Steve
11/15/99 GREETINGS BULLETIN BOARD READERS: Please advise if you know anyone who experienced problems with scalding water when using a Reliance Model 501 electric water heater. Thanks, Dave [email protected]
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