January 15th, 2013, 07:47 AM
Elements testing 1 ohm 12 hours after replacing
Less than 1 year
Bought this water heater April 2012.
-Tested original elements as follows: top 1 ohm and bottom 12 ohms. Both were 4500 watt
-Bought two brand new 4500 watt elements
-i replaced the top and bottom elements. The top was cracked and bowed and the bottom simply had a lot of sediment on it.
-I allowed the tank to fill with the power off and then turned on.
-We had hot water last night and now this morning have none.
-Both elements are reading 1 ohm.
-thermostat reads 240 v.
How could they have both gone bad that fast?
January 15th, 2013, 12:44 PM
Thats very odd, Wish I knew the answer.
That model# doesn't pull up even on Whirlpool's website.
You may want to recheck it and see what your warranty is on it, most are 1 full year. Then I'd setup a service call to have Whirlpool come out and see whats going on.
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January 17th, 2013, 10:15 AM
Sorry to see you're having problems! Can you contact me directly so I can help?
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