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TS: Water is too hot
Updated over a week ago

PROBLEM: Water is too hot

  1. Turn the temperature knob counter clockwise to a lower temperature setting. If temperature does not lower within 60 minutes, then replace thermostat.


  1. Unplug the water heater from the electrical outlet.

  2. Drain and remove the water heater.

  3. Remove the bottom panel of the water heater and remove the panel.

  4. Remove thermostat knob and unscrew two retaining screws. It may be necessary to pry the knob off of the thermostat spindle. Now remove front panel.

  5. Disconnect the push-pull wire connectors on the thermostat noting which connector goes to which terminal. Terminals are marked.

  6. Remove the thermostat probe from the well.

  7. Install new thermostat, attach wires and tighten screws.

PROBLEM: Water is not hot enough

  1. Under Instructions for Use, see Setting the thermostat below.

SETTING THE THERMOSTAT: The water heater is equipped with an adjustable thermostat that once set will automatically control water temperature. The lamp remains illuminated while the water is being heated. If the water in the tank is at the desired temperature the lamp will NOT be illuminated. The temperature-adjusting knob will increase the temperature by turning the knob clockwise and decrease the water temperature by turning the knob counter clockwise. When not being used for a lengthy period of time, you can conserve energy by reducing the water temperature setting.

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