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Old 12-28-2020, 12:58 AM   #1
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Water heater on electric- lukewarm only

Hot water heater is very hot on propane but only lukewarm on electric.
Am I missing something? Thanks.
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Old 12-28-2020, 01:26 AM   #2
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Sounds like the T-stat on the electric is on it's way out. Approx $10 part on amazon and very simple to change.
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Old 12-28-2020, 03:46 AM   #3
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We had the same thing happen to our WH last winter in AZ. This is what I replaced. As M & A said, really simple to fix.

https://www.amazon.com/Suburban-2323...tag=incepin-20
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Old 12-28-2020, 02:18 PM   #4
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Had that same issue, thermostat was toast because the wire going out from it had rubbed on the steel edge and shorted partially to ground. Common problem.
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Old 01-02-2021, 06:58 PM   #5
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I’ve had this happen and it was due to the hot water tank electrical element becoming covered with corrosion from the anode Rod. I drained the tank, and flushed it out with a hose. Lots of debris came out. Refilled the tank and all was good.
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Old 01-03-2021, 03:10 AM   #6
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Thanks Michelle & Ann. Got the part and it was indeed a quick fix! Happy New Year!!
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Old 01-11-2021, 02:04 AM   #7
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Hot water heater maintainance

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Thanks Michelle & Ann. Got the part and it was indeed a quick fix! Happy New Year!!
just a note u flushed tank bought that tank rinser deal for the hose worked well or the neighbor has one to borrow or make one, and inspected the elect. element or replaced and put a fresh Anode?

calcium and old anode looks like cottage cheese coming out from tank rinsing . if thermostat wire looks cooked by connector it is because of resistance from element bridging with calcium?

maybe 1 1/8th or 1 1/16th ? inch socket and some pipe dope for element i keep a spare in the tool box. a cold or lukewarm shower sucks.

i wire brushed old element clean in the shop and kept it for a backup always shut off power and purge air from tank by faucets before startup.

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