Electric Water Heater Thermostat
Replace your electric water heater thermostat using the step by step guide
Replacing a water heater thermostat
Turn the water heater power off. Remove the access
Use your multimeter to make sure that the power
The pic on the left is of the top thermostat on a
Make yourself a wiring diagram so you'll know how
The hot water heater thermostat is held tight against the tank with a bracket made of spring steel.
To remove the thermostat, pry one side of the bracket out with a screwdriver just far enough to release the thermostat.
Twist the thermostat to the side so the bracket can't pop back into place(see pic). Now pry the other side of the bracket out and pull the thermostat out.
This is a pic of the water heater
If either side of the bracket is pried out
To replace the bracket remove the two element wires. Pry the lock clips
Hold the new bracket straight and push it in as far as it will go. The lock
Slide the new water heater thermostat
Use the wiring diagram you made earlier and
The lower electric water heater thermostat is
If you're replacing a hot water heater thermostat on a single element
Adjust the water heater temperature.
Replace the plastic safety cover,insulation and the access cover.
Turn the power on
Top thermostats are also called upper or primary thermostats.
Bottom thermostats are also called lower or secondary thermostats.
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