Originally Posted by steve patterson
How can I tell if I've burned out the element? Thanks for the manual. I have a copy but according to my wife I'm technically challenged.
I did push the reset buttons and now there is nothing to push because they are recessed and I can't get the cover off to check on them.
if they popped when pushed then that meant that they were probaly needing to be reset.
Verify you are getting heated water now
and as an FYI do not run the gas and electric at the same time unless you are taking a shower or have taken a shower and are looking for a quick recovery time.
you can verify the element by getting a Multimeter and verifying you have 110 volts across the element - if you are technically challenged then my suggestion is to get a buddy that knows how to use a meter and check it for you.
Black wire is voltage
white wire is Neutral
and the threaded section is grounded to the body of the heater.