- Hot Water Heater Power Consumption
Re: Hot Water Heater Power Consumption
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I have not experienced that, but wouldn't corrosion on the thermostat contacts result in something similar. I would check the thermostat.
On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 10:33 PM Stephen Davis <flyboyscd@...
The hot water heater on my SM is working normally except for one detail. Normally, when the heater is heating water it draws a little over 3 amps AC. When the water is hot, it usually draws 0 amps until it goes into a heating cycle again. Now, it seems to always have a background power draw of about .75 amps. What I’m wondering is if this means the heating element is partly degraded, but not to the point of popping the breaker yet.
Have any of you experienced this symptom, and should I just changed the element now, or could there be a different problem. I’d much prefer to change the element now than enroute to Alaska in a few weeks, but don’t want to do it at all if that is not the problem. Any thoughts on the subject would be greatly appreciated.
Aloha SM 72
Ko Olina, Hawaii
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