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    • #273598

      I have an electric water heater that is 5 years old. I normally turn it off when I am out of town. I turned it off last Friday and returned and turned it back on Wednesday. I am not getting hot water. I double-check the breaker box and have turned it on properly. Could it be that the wter heating element needs cleaning? Or could it be that I need a new themostat switch? Any tips on what steps I should take to fix this problem would be appreciated.


    • #288111

      Breaker or fuse, if fuse replace the wire. sometimes it broken but doesnt appear to be. If its any more than that it might be best to get a sparky in.

    • #288112


      The problem could be one of several things.

      1) bad breaker or fuse
      2) bad circuit
      3) top element burned out
      4) thermostat went bad

      to name a few.

      Recommend you call an electrician, if they can’t solve it, call a plumber. I suggested the electrician first as there is more for them to check.

    • #288113

      You forgot the most likely one, the reset button may have popped out due any combination of bad thermostats and/or elements.

    • #288114

      You clever sausage you

    • #288115

      I have heard of Polish sausage, Summer sausage, and Bratwurst sausage,but what is a Clever sausage?

    • #288116

      English expression

      “able to use the brain readily and effectively,”

    • #288117

      Yep. That sounds like the way they make sausage all right.

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