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Old 06-19-2005, 06:07 PM   #1
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The hot water seems to be not as hot as it should be when in the electric mode. Anyone with similar problems? And is the element easy to replace if thats the problem?
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The hot water seems to be not as hot as it should be when in the electric mode. Anyone with similar problems? And is the element easy to replace if thats the problem?
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Usually if the electric element is bad you will not have any hot water. The water heater on my 39QD does not get near as hot on electric as on propane. Your Atwood manual will give you the exact thermostate differences.

We use the electric to maintain the heat in the hot water heater and turn on propane when we prepare for showers. You can run both at the same time for a faster recovery.

If you have no hot water, that's adifferent scenario.

Hope this helps.
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All electric water heater elements need to be pulled and cleaned once or twice a year depending on the amount of use. They scale up quite easily and loose effeciency. If your water is getting warm that means that it's working and not burnt out but it will soon if not cleaned. As far as how easy is it to get out, don't have a clue on yours but mine is easy, it's located outside right behind the removable cover. Good luck.
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