Why isn't my electric water heater working?
Yesterday, I noticed that my water was just warm, and wouldn’t get hot. Later that night, we did have some hot water, but it only lasted about 5min. This morning, I also had hot water for about 5min. I attempted to do some research online, and everything seemed to point to the lower element. I replaced Both elements. And I replaced Both Thermostats too while I was at it. I’m getting a 240 read on the top, but 0 on the bottom. I know I have a two-phase water heater. But I’m unsure if it’s normal for the bottom to be a 0, even when it’s not kicked on? Aside from that, I replaced everything about an hour ago(yes I remembered to flip my breaker) however, I still don’t even have the slightest bit of warm water.
The previous homeowner did have a Timer installed, however, I have it set to bypass the timer. So it should just always remain on.
Its a GE50T6A
And yes the breaker handles them.
I bought the home 2 years ago, and have never had issues. This just happened outta the blue.
And im at a complete loss. Im no electrician, or plumber. But im relatively handy, and ive got nothing here.
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What is the make and model number of the water heater.
Have you checked that there is power from both power supply phases as you only said that you "....remembered to flip my breaker)...", so does the one breaker handle both phases then?
Is it a circuit breaker or an On/Off switch and then there are two fuses (or circuit breakers) that feed through it to the heater?
Possibly a bad breaker.
da Michael Shaw