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it is very difficult to tell which thermostat is faulty, there is no great way to tell which one is sticking on without metering for an entire cycle and catching it in the act of a fault.
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I typically recommend changing both upper and lower at the same time
the cost in minimal, and it is a very easy replacement
That is what I thought-why not avoid this again in the near future.
I recommend always changing them wire for wire as to not confuse which goes where.
agreed. I never just change one. for $13-17 each it is a cheap fix!
Is there any need in replacing the heating elements at the same time?
not unless you have a lack of hot water....by the sounds, on occasion you have too much! haha. you can replace them if you wish while you are at it, but I do not feel it is necessary
That's what I needed to know. You have been a great help, thanks.
my one recommendation....while the power is off, it is never a bad preventative maintenance method to drain and flush the tank
I had planned on that. Thanks
but remember to never turn the power back on until the water has been run through the faucets and all the air is removed!
Thanks for the reminder.
Your very welcome, good luck with the repair, if you need any further information I am typically always available, feel free to come back and ask any other questions you may have.
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