Help with heating element


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Old 11-20-07, 06:34 PM
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Help with heating element

The bottom element on my water heater has gone out. Try to remove it with a crescent wrench, NO LUCK. When to the local hardware store and got a wrench made to fix the heating element, quess what.......NO LUCK.
Any one have a better idea !!
Tried WD 40
 
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Old 11-20-07, 09:05 PM
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Try a 1 1/2" deep well socket with a long handle.
 
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Old 11-21-07, 09:14 AM
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If you got an element wrench, why didn't it work?
 
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Old 11-21-07, 11:25 AM
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Most of the element wrenches that you see in the stores are only a piece of tubing with flats formed on one end to fit the hex on the element and a little 6" rod that they call a handle. You can not get any tourque on it and it tends to slip off. The hex on the element is not very thick either.

http://doitbest.com/Water+Heaters-Re...sku-440641.dib
 
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Old 11-30-07, 01:33 PM
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I had the same problem with my water heater today. Ohm'd out the element and it was bad so bought another. Tried to take out the element with a pair of water pump pliers (usually works but is awkward) but not today. So I got out a coal chisel and tap tap tap and it's loose and I remove it and replace it w/new one. Now, I read another post and find it may be my thermostat since I get no power to the new element. So I guess I'll go to HD nad buy a new water heater.
 
 

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