Electric Water Heater


Old 08-27-00, 11:04 PM
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Can an electric water heater that goes out / bad, cause an excessive amount of electricity to be used by the water heater? Also, when I turn on the faucets to the hot water side, there isn't any water pressure. Is there a water pump inside the water heater? Thanks for you help.
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Old 08-28-00, 02:07 AM
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If the top element is burnt out then the thermostat can't tell since the tempature of the tank, this causing the electric to continious feed the heater, non=stop.

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Old 08-28-00, 01:50 PM
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Like Plumber 2000 said, when your thermostat goes bad, it uses constant electricity, and no, there is no water pump in a heater. The pressure is from the cold water supply pressure flowing into your tank and forcing the hot water out the top.
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