March 6, 2012

Water Heater Thermostat

Replaced it for $10 and figured out it was the reason we did not have enough hot water for 8 years. Turns out on the top thermostat and element were working, but power wasn't being transferred to the lower element since the thermostat was shot. What is supposed to happen is that the top element heats the water to satisfy the top element, and then the lower element kicks on to satisfy the lower element. A couple of electricians and the our home inspector, completely missed this. 
water heater bottom thermostat