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Re: Hot Water Tank
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2020, 11:19:23 AM » has most heating elements.

I'd check the voltage at the panel of the water heater to verify that you are getting full voltage (and not a wire problem prior to the electricity reaching the element).  Heating elements are rather 'dumb' devices. If they are getting the proper voltage they should yield constant results.  If you are getting full voltage to the element, I'd assume either the element has calcified or cracked and needs to be replaced.


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Hot Water Tank
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2020, 10:26:32 PM »
We have just noticed that the 110V element of the hot water tank only produces warm not hot water. Whether we are plugged into shore power of running the gen set the result is the same. Under engine power it works perfectly so I am assuming it is an electrical issue. Is it possible for the element to partially fail? I have not yet pulled the cover plate off to inspect. Has anyone replaced the element and where was it easiest to be sourced?
Thanks in advance

Merrill and Maryse
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