Lower heating element?

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    cstultz
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    So I have a 4 year old State Select electric hot water heater. A few weeks ago, the limit switch was tripped. Ever since that happened, we have had limited hot water. It just doesn’t last long at all. Maybe 1-2 showers worth. I want to know the best way to get the right part and am I on the right track for this issue?

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    Larry Weingarten
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    Hello, It sounds like it’s time to have a look at both elements in the tank. If you’re handy with electricity and have a volt-ohm meter, go here: http://www.waterheaterrescue.com/Troubleshooting/Tanklets/electric-water-heater-issues.html and have a look at all the introductory info and the last question at the bottom. It will tell you how to check elements to see if there is a problem. To me, that overheating might be caused by a leak in the element sheath, creating an element that never really shuts off. Testing with an ohm meter will tell you.

    Yours, Larry

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