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Why Did My Electric Hot Water Heater Stop Working?

Only the top element of my electric hot water heater was working, so I changed both the upper and lower elements – and then had no hot water at all.  So then I tried changing out both thermostats.  Still no hot water.  I have voltage all the way through.  Any idea what's wrong here? 

The Money Pit Answer

This is a perplexing question.  The only thing that makes sense to me is the possibility of a broken thermostat.  Or perhaps you installed a thermostat that isn't designed for your electric water heater?  I'm afraid I don't know enough about the specifics of your system and this situation to be of more help.  If it's an older water heater, you might want to consider replacing it altogether. 

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