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whats wrong with my eldctric hot water heater?

ive replaced the circuit breakers and hit the reset button but still not workin

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Maybe your heating element has burned out and needs replacing.

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i had the same thought. guess ima try that next
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it was just too coincidental to me. could the surge from turning off the main burn up the heating element?
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I don't know. Is there a secondary fuse or relay on the heater?
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How old is it? Normal life is 8-10 years, but if used with a smaller household, could last 15.

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less than 10 but its a small house n worked fine beford i started changing breakers.
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Try replacing the bottom element first
Shut off the breaker, drain it and install a new one
The bottom one usually goes first

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Are you sure that power is getting to the heater?

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Probably the heating element.

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