Thermostat controller replacement

The Tank Thermostat controller replacement

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  • #15130
    tbailey4
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    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.

    #15133
    Ej
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    Just tie those two wires together and you should be good. Those are for a external hi limit on a burner door assy.

    #15135
    tbailey4
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    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?

    #15136
    undee70ss
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    tbailey4 wrote:

    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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