My electric water heater seems to be running too hot this week. It does not
seem to run out of hot water and then run off the top... it just seems to be
too hot all around all of a sudden. It does not seem to be running
excessively, though it's hard to really monitor that. Flow is good.
Element(s) or Thermostat (upper or lower?)
Thanks for any input.
Bottom thermostat might be sticking. Turn off the power. Spray thermostat
wiper with switch cleaner. Move temp setting up and down a few times. Set
temp. Turn on power. If that doesn't work then replace the thermostat.
Thanks for the replies.
I've been monitoring it's behavior throughout the day and it seems to be
running fairly steady at just over 150 when I keep it set at just over 125.
The thing is that, my well is pretty frigging cold and it usually only takes
a few gallons of fresh water to drop that significantly... but it hangs in
there darned hot for quite a while all of a sudden.
So... I guess you guys are suggesting the bottom thermostat... that's not
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