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Old 08-17-2016, 04:48 PM   #21
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"wmtire" you are so correct that taking photos before removing even the cover on anything. I worked industrial maintenance for 38 years and took so many things apart and put them back together. But at 67 years old now I find myself, way too often, asking me "where did this go". "Larry Tiner": Invest in a multi-meter, they can be found for $25 or at most home building supply stores. Sears has a great one with a red rubber case that runs $25-$35 most of the time. Learn how to use it on low voltage, 12 volt DC, systems. It's not that hard and can save your butt often.
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Old 08-17-2016, 04:49 PM   #22
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No, wmtire. This is what it looked like when I took it out. I don't have any of the gadgets to test out electric 'stuff'.Attachment 117599


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It's real hard to tell from the pic. It does maybe kinda sorta looked burned out near the bottom left.
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:00 PM   #23
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Great idea! After this, I should remember that. Turned electricity on and the electric side of the water heater now works.
Thank you to you and everyone else for such timely tips! I'm learnin'!


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Larry, I have a feeling you replaced the anode rod, and not the electric heating element.

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Old 08-17-2016, 09:13 PM   #25
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I'll be shopping for a multi-meter now....
Again, thanks to all for the tutorials!


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Old 08-18-2016, 06:36 AM   #26
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I think the way you would check an heating element would to be check for continuity ??? that was a pretty nasty element that was replaced !!!
Do we know how old that was ??? I will look back !!!
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Old 08-18-2016, 11:07 AM   #27
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First time replacing it, RV is 3 years old. Our main RV camp has questionable water source and we try to use filters.
It works after replacing element, so I'm assuming it was malfunctioning.
Again, thanks for everyone's help.


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