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      Anonymous

      my water heater was overheating, so we replaced the thermostat. It is still doing the exact thing with the new thermostat. What has gone wrong?

    • #286661

      It would be helpfull to know how you make your hot water ie: elec. oil,gas.

    • #286662
      hj

      You may have replaced the wrong thermostat, but more likely one, or both, element is burned out, but instead of shorting out or not working at all, it is bypassing the thermostat and overheating the water.

    • #286663

      CALL A Licensed plumber or a licensed Electrican Good luck
      [Edited by SylvanLMP on 25 May 2000]

    • #286664

      Now that the thermostats have been changed, we know that is not the problem. Change the element(s)if it is an electric model and you have done all that is needed. be sure to exercise caution while working on this type of equipment.
      ..disconect power and water to the
      unit before attempting any repairs.
      Mazel Tov

    • #286665

      Bypassing the thermostat all by itself? Give me a break!!
      Make sure the thermostat is pressed against the tank. It must make contact with it to get the proper reading. Double check your wiring, then check the thermostat. Some have been known to be bad from the MFR.

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