Ask Your Question

Angie's List Answers is the trusted spot to ask home improvement and health questions and get answers from service companies, health providers and consumers. For ratings and reviews on companies in your area, search Angie's List.

 
 
or
Submit
Top 30 Days Experts
Rank Leader Points*
1 kstreett 240
2 Guest_9020487 110
3 Guest_9190926 105
4 GoldenKid 100
5 ahowell 95
6 KnowledgeBase 95
7 skbloom 80
8 Guest_98024861 70
9 Guest_9311297 70
10 Guest_9400529 70

*Updates every 4 hours

Browse Projects By Category

Question DetailsAsked on 6/17/2016

NEW WATER HEATER ONLY GETTING WARM WATER ELECTRIC 2 ELEMENT ALL CHECKS GREAT BUT WATER STAYS ONLY WARM NEW 30 AMP

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question


1 Answer

0
Votes

If new, call the plumber under warranty and have him figure it out.


If adjusting the thermostat on the heater does not do the job (commonly factory set at about 105-110 degrees versus the 120-130 most people want), then would need to have the plumber check for voltage at the two elements - could be only one is heating because of an electrical problem.


OR could be a defective thermostat - have been hearing about of lot of that problem recently, right out of the factory, including the Honeywell on my brand new water heater (even though Honeywells are usually very reliable).


Or the guy is a doofus and connected the two elements in series on a single 120V circuit, instead of on a 220/240V two-breaker circuit as it should be - though generally, overnight without use, even that would heat it up to normal temp.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD




Related Questions


Terms Of Use
|
Privacy Policy