Replacing a Heating Element in a Corona Water Heater

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Water Heater Repair Corona CA

If your water is not heating up properly and you think a defective heating element follow these seven steps on testing and replacing the element. Bad elements are common troubles specifically in older water heaters that have actually been in a few years. This can happen to a more recent heater as well. This is easily diagnosed and changed it could need a little perseverance.

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Note: It is best to have a trained plumbing professional perform these steps. Water Heater Repair Corona CA just wanted to share the process for doing with our readers.

Devices needed: Ohm/Volt meter, heating element socket, [both of which can be purchased at a hardware shop], screw motorists Phillips and flat head.

Step one: Heating elements that go bad are quickly diagnosed by very first switching off the power to the heater then removing the access covers one at a time and examining each element separately. This will also deal with loud elements, ones that have calcium accumulation. The access covers are normally on the side of the tank one on top one on the bottom. Turn supply of water off and drain the tank unless one is experienced at changing elements with a complete tank.

Step Two: After getting rid of the top access cover, remove the insulation that lags it this ought to have been cut at the factory. The insulation will come right out. Then raise the plastic cover to expose the element. This will be on the bottom half of the cover.

Step 3: Remove one wire off the element and then put the meter on ohms and touch both contacts to see if it reads. If it does not read the element is most likely bad and requires changing. If it reads then proceed to check the next one. In electric water heaters there is a bottom and a top element.

Step Four: After determining where the bad element is eliminate both wires ensuring the power is off. Put the element socket on a cog and turn the element counter clockwise eliminating it. Some force could need to be put into this.

Step Four: Put the Gasket on the new element and hand tighten where the old element was and turn clockwise up until tight. Complete tightening up the element with the ratchet.

Step 5: Put the wires back on seeing to it they are snug.

Step 6: Fill the tank with water opening the hot water valves in your house to draw out air from the lines. Remove aerators on any faucets that are open and put them back on when finished. After the water is streaming in the sink or tub turn it off. Inspect for leakages after this is done.

Warning: Do not turn electrical power on prior to the tank is complete or another element could be damaged.

Step Seven: Turn the electricity back on put the insulation and covers back on. The warm water issue will be fixed.

Don’t hesitate to contact¬†Water Heater Repair Corona with any questions you may have!


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