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    • #273598
      Avatar photoMasterPlumbers

        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
        Avatar photobungie

          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
          Avatar photoJerry Peck


            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
            Avatar photofourth year

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

            • #288114
              Avatar photobungie

                You clever sausage you

              • #288115
                Avatar photofourth year

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

                • #288116
                  Avatar photobungie

                    English expression

                    “able to use the brain readily and effectively,”

                  • #288117
                    Avatar photofourth year

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

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