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Old 06-04-2011, 10:28 AM   #1
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Atwood Water Heater question

Hello all,

I made a drastic mistake when I dewinterized my 19H. I forgot to open my valve to fill my hot water heater. I turned on the water heater and let in run for 3-4 hours before I realized I had no water in the tank. I get about a half gallon of hot water then it goes cold. I think I burned up the element in the tank...I think. Just was hoping for some reassurance that this is what I did. I bought a new element but have not installed it yet. I await to hear pearls of wisdom for this genius group of people.

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Old 06-04-2011, 11:06 AM   #2
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If I was a betting man, I would say the element burned out. But ya never know...... And sadly, all of us are not geniuses! LOL

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Old 06-04-2011, 03:27 PM   #3
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Unfortunately, the electric heating element won't stand up to being operated without water. We had this happen once with the electric water heater at our cottage. Replaced the heating element, and it worked fine for many years after our mistake.
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:10 PM   #4
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I did the same thing a couple years ago. I took the old one to Ace Hardware and they had it. It cost about 15 bucks.
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