replacing electric water element

Old 10-02-00, 03:15 PM
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The water gets really hot, then trips the high limit switch. I have to keep checking the red reset button. I have replaced the upper thermostat but that didn't change anything. Everything seems to have power. A friend recommended changing the upper heating element. Will that help? Is it hard to do? Do I have to drain the tank? Are same watt/volt screw in elements universal or do I need to find exact part number?
Old 10-02-00, 03:38 PM
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Replace the bottom stat, I replace them both when ever I change them out. elements are not the problem here.

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