Replace heating element AO Smith ProMax
No hot water! The lower element in the water heater measures about 15 ohms and the upper one almost infinity, so that tells me the upper is a gonner. I think I need to drain the tank to below the upper element, unscrew it, and screw in another. Is it that simple? Will the lower element continue to work with the upper disconnected? If not, can I do something to make this happen? My school teacher wife needs a morning shower! HELP!
I think I found the info needed
I found a thread from last month that answered all but the question of whether the remaining element will work on its own without the bad element also working. Is there a way to have the remaining good element continue to heat all by itself? If so, I might be able to get enough hot water for the wife's shower in the morning.
I'll replace both elements and the anode tomorrow.