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Electric Water Heater Too Hot? Electric Water Heater Troubleshooting

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Common solutions for: Water heater too hot

01 - Gas Valve and Thermostat Assembly
The thermostat determines the maximum water temperature setting. If the thermostat is defective, the water temperature may not be set at the proper level. To determine if the thermostat is defective, assess hot water temperature from the nearest faucet. If the water temperature is hotter than the selected thermostat setting, this indicates that the thermostat is defective. If the thermostat is defective, replace the gas valve and thermostat assembly. We recommend a set temperature of 120 degrees... or fewer to prevent the risk of scalding.
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Water Heater Gas Valve and Thermostat Assembly
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02 - Heating Element
If the heating element is shorted out, it will heat continuously, causing the water to get too hot. To determine if the heating element is shorted out, use a multimeter to test if the element is shorted to ground. If heating element is shorted out, replace it.
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Water Heater Heating Element
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03 - Thermostat
The thermostat determines the maximum water temperature setting. If the thermostat is defective, the water temperature may not be set at the proper level. To determine if the thermostat is defective, assess hot water temperature from the nearest faucet. If the water temperature is hotter than the selected thermostat setting, this indicates that the thermostat is defective. If the thermostat is defective, replace the thermostat. We recommend a set temperature of 120 degrees or fewer to prevent th...e risk of scalding.
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Water Heater Thermostat
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