The Tank › Thermostat controller replacement
- February 2, 2011 at 5:13 pm #15130tbailey4Participant
I suspect my thermostat is getting “lazy” on my 20 year old tank. I have to turn the temp up a little to get it to fire up. I have been doing this for years and I decided to try to replace the thermostat. I found one at Lowe’s for $30.00. It is a Whirlpool and it is the right size and has the same fittings etc. Only problem is, that it has two wires. I assume they go to a sensor of some type. Can I use this in place of a thermostat that has no wires? Thanks.February 2, 2011 at 9:34 pm #15133EjParticipant
Just tie those two wires together and you should be good. Those are for a external hi limit on a burner door assy.February 3, 2011 at 8:21 am #15135tbailey4Participant
I suspected something like that, thanks for your direction. While I have the tank drained I planned to check the “dip tube”. I assume this is the tube that goes deep into the tank on the inlet side, is this correct? Are the tubes generally plastic or is there a chance for corrosion at this point?February 3, 2011 at 12:30 pm #15136undee70ssParticipant
I assume this is the tube that goes deep into the tank on the inlet side, is this correct? Are the tubes generally plastic
Correct and yes.
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