How To Check Water Heater Element

Are you curious how to check water heater element? Some kinds of water heater have two heating elements while some others only have one. When a water heater cannot produce the heat well, there must be something happened on the element whether only one or even two of them.

Yes, when your heater has the double elements, the damage on one of them can just lead on such a malfunction. Of course, the simplest thing you can do is probably going to the electronic service and then get it fixed there. However, it is actually not difficult to repair it by yourself. How is it? Here they are for you.

First of all, you must turn off the power water heater and if it is needed, you must plug out the connector from the electricity plug. Mostly, the water heater with electric power has around 30 ampere of pole circuit breaker.

Then, you must take a look at the panels attached and then you can remove the screws that make them attached well. Therefore, the panels can be separated to see what happened inside.

How To Check Water Heater Element

The inside part of the panel is commonly covered by a kind of plastic safety; all you need to do is pulling it. There will be other element screws that you need to remove it before checking out what is actually happened to the water heater.

After making sure that all the screws are removed, other parts to be removed are the wires that are connected to the element face. Commonly, the electricity is already off at this point. However, when it is still on, the voltage detector will emit the light flashes.

Then, you can turn the dial presented on the multimeter. You may set it up to the Rx1k. The screws on the element face can be touched using the multimeter probes. Next, you may place the probes remained on the screws. The process of touching the multimeter can be done for several times until you can see that the needle is moved.

Well, they moved needle indicates that the water element is grounded and you may replace it with the new one. If the needle is moved when the multimeter probe is placed on the metal base attached to the elements, it indicates that the element is in the bad condition and again, it needs to be replaced. After replacing the elements, you can put the panels back and reinstall the insulation.