Our hot water comes out burning hot. An electrician came and replaced the element and then we had hot water which was still burning hot. Within 6 hours no hot water and the electrician says now there is no power to the hot water tank. What would cause this? He has now told us to contact the power company. However, they came to check before the electrician replaced the element and said there was power to the tank.


It sounds like the thermostat on the heater is bad and needs replacing. If there is no power to the hot water tank the most likely reason is a blown breaker.

Updated on January 11, 2018

Original Article:

Water Heater Repair: Troubleshoot and Replace Thermostats and Elements
By Dan Harmon