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Hot Water Heater problems

Posted by muddy_water (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 22, 11 at 18:31

Well the other day the water was scalding hot on my electric heater.So I replaced the upper and lower stats thinking that was the problem. But this morning it was still scalding hot So I replaced the upper and lower heating elements ( the lower one was bad) But now the water is still very hot I have it set on 130 upper and 140 lower if that helps,,,Anybody have any other Ideas? I'm leaveing tomorrow afternoon for Deer camp and I need to have this fixed before someone takes their skin off...


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RE: Hot Water Heater problems

Set both at the same temperature. That may not help the perception of too hot. 140 is really very hot.


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RE: Hot Water Heater problems

Code limit is 120 on both t/stats


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But don't I need 130 for the dishwasher?


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For residential application Code max is 120 and no appliance may require a higher temp unless it has its own heater.

DW have a heater.


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