20 Most Recent Element 2000W 8" WATER HEATER ELEMENT Questions & Answers

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Element 2000W 8"... | Answered on May 01, 2011

1) You report that your tank-type electric water heater has lights on the controller.
Please look at label on side of tank to get brand and type of water heater.
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2) Search manufacturer's website for product manual so you can fix water heater yourself.

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Element 2000W 8"... | Answered on Feb 15, 2011

warranty work needs done , we do not try to fix new stuff here

Element Water... | Answered on Dec 31, 2019

Sounds like the element is broken. Could also be loose rlectrical connection

Element Water... | Answered on Nov 12, 2018

make sure safety circuit ok and correct water pressure or incorrect voltage

Element Water... | Answered on Sep 01, 2018

could be switch could be thermostat could be cord, could be electronic board. Without inspecting unit no one can tell what is wrong.

Element Water... | Answered on Jun 15, 2018

Any appliance parts store will have it. You can also get them online.

Element Water... | Answered on Apr 30, 2018

Most water heaters have 2. They are behind a plate / cover, one near top front and one near bottom front. Be sure to cut breaker off before servicing.

Element Water... | Answered on Nov 02, 2017

Fixya does not sell parts and does not recommend sources.

Element Water... | Answered on Jul 20, 2017

taking it that you are talking about a hot water system (models mean nothing with out make and type of equipment) take the old element to a plumbers supply shop( hardware shops will not have the elements) and they will have a suitable replacement
elements can be straight loops or be curved so that the follow the sides of the tank
however with electric hot water systems , the leak is not always at the gasket but at the fitting behind the gasket which has corroded internally from electrolysis for the element
recommend that as there is power involved that you get in an accredited plumber to check the system first because if the tank is leaking then a new gasket and element is a waste of cash

Element Water... | Answered on Jun 15, 2017

heating elements are resistors that get hot
one end will have 115 volts but the other end should be considerable less because the resistance of the heating element drops the voltage
if you used a ohm meter you should be reading a resistance of 500-1000 ohms for a good heater element but with your readings , there will be no resistance so the element is faulty

Element Water... | Answered on Apr 06, 2017

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