Hi, This past week my daughter complained of having to take a cold shower. I was busy, so about an hour I checked and got hot water. I figured she was just on drugs.
Several days went by and I didn't think anymore about it. She asked if the hot water situation had been fixed, and said she's had to take cold showers for several days. I immediately checked, and sure enough, no hot water.
The next day I took a shower and towards the end I had to hurry to finish up before losing all hot water.
Does this sound like a heating element has burned out or otherwise ceased functioning? (its a four year old electric water heater)
Its odd that I could barely get a single shower, since there should be 40 gallons (I believe) of hot water, right? Even if one element was burned out, it seems to me that I'd get 40 gallons of hot water, then the turnaround time for the next batch of hot water would be longer. Once reheated, I'd then have 40 gallons more of hot water.
But, what do I know?
Experts - what are your opinions?
Thanks in advance.