New lower element and control board – still saying check lower element – HELP

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    jekyllman
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    I’ve got a Whirlpool electric water heater and the water starting going cold. Went down and the green light was blinking saying to check lower element. Had no continuity so I put in a new one. Swapped out control board for good measure. It started throwing the code for check upper element but still produced hot water. Now, a week later, it’s saying check lower element again! Tested the continuity and it’s right around 14. Now we’re getting luke warm water at best. What else could even be wrong??

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    geno03245
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    Maybe a defective control board.
    A drop in voltage can cause error codes.
    Call whirlpool for tech support.
    Convert to regular water heater by replacing thermistors/ or electronic thermostat, with regular mechanical thermostats.
    http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-convert-energy-smart-water-heater-to-ordinary-water-heater.html

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