Testing Hot Water Heater Element
Can I test for 10 ohm resistence on a water heater element with water in the tank or do I have to drain it? Can I just test for the presence of 120 at the two leads into the element, and if it is there, assume the element is toast? If no 120 at element assume 120 thermostat switch assembly becomes the suspect?
Propane heater works fine, AC breaker not tripped, thermostat reset buttons been pressed, tank is full as tested by pressure relief valve, but still no heat when on shore power....suspect element....
Have a suburban model SW10DE. Any one know if I pull the element to inspect it if the gaskets are typically reusable so I can put it back in? Or do the gaskets tend to tear up when you remove the element?