Why isn't my electric water heater working?
Yesterday, I noticed that my water was just warm, and wouldn’t get hot. Later that night, we did have some hot water, but it only lasted about 5min. This morning, I also had hot water for about 5min. I attempted to do some research online, and everything seemed to point to the lower element. I replaced Both elements. And I replaced Both Thermostats too while I was at it. I’m getting a 240 read on the top, but 0 on the bottom. I know I have a two-phase water heater. But I’m unsure if it’s normal for the bottom to be a 0, even when it’s not kicked on? Aside from that, I replaced everything about an hour ago(yes I remembered to flip my breaker) however, I still don’t even have the slightest bit of warm water.
The previous homeowner did have a Timer installed, however, I have it set to bypass the timer. So it should just always remain on.
Its a GE50T6A
And yes the breaker handles them.
I bought the home 2 years ago, and have never had issues. This just happened outta the blue.
And im at a complete loss. Im no electrician, or plumber. But im relatively handy, and ive got nothing here.