Need some expertise with a breaker box

Old 11-25-22, 02:05 PM
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Need some expertise with a breaker box

When I check each leg of my water heater breaker they each read 120 respectively. When I measure them together they only read 26. I also get the same reading of 26 together at the main breaker in the sub panel. And that's as far back to the meter box as I've gone so far. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Old 11-25-22, 03:45 PM
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One of the hot legs is dead. Check the breaker feeding the sub panel. Turn it off and back on to make sure it is reset on both sides.
Old 11-25-22, 07:16 PM
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Do other large 240 volt appliances work properly? You may need to call the power company.
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If the water heater is being fed from the sub panel and that is the breaker you tested as you reported did you check the breaker feeding the sub panel?


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