I made the mistake of turning on both the water pump and heater simultaneous with a drained heater. The elements would have been fired up while the water was being added to the tank. Needless to say the tank will not heat up beyond warm.
I'm assuming I broke either one or both of the elements and I'm trying to figure out what replacement element to use. I have a Rheem 82v52-2, and from what i can tell it uses 240V 4500W elements. I do not know how to determine the length. Does anyone know what element should be used in this heater and where I would find one in a city like Minneapolis?