How To Test For A Bad Water Heater Element. A grounded element will not work, even if the element itself is good. A new water heater tank with this feature must be installed to use the heat exchanger.
Before i buy a new one i would turn it on thru main panel (circuit breaker) if. Connect one alligator clip or touch one probe of the vom to each terminal on the water heater element.
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Disconnect the heater from its power source. Elements do have some resistance, so a.