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hi Pearl I have GE...
hi Pearl I have GE hot water heater tha a home inspector said that theta heating element wasn't working? model SE80t12tah. how do you determine that?
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your GE is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: 8 years old and the report top element did not respond?
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: if possible
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no i am a pretty handy person.
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Well the elements alternate they are never both on at the same time, but if the bottom one was on the top one is working 100% as the top one activates first and the bottom one will not energize unless the top one gets to temp and triggers the thermostat...so he does not know how these work and you are good to go!

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