Follow these steps to fix your issue:
Shut off the electricity
The two house circuit breakers are dedicated to the water heating system. You should wear gloves to protect your hands.
Remove the heating element’s access cover
Pull off the cover from the heating element. If you want to expose the thermostat, fold the insulation back.
Remove the plastic shield
Lift the tab at the top of the shield to release it from the thermostat. The shield needs to be removed.
Remove the thermostat
The wires to the thermostat should be loosened. The wires should be pulled out. Pull the tabs outward to release the thermostat. The thermostat needs to be removed from behind the thermostat brackets.
Install the new thermostat
Attach the wires to the new thermostat with the help of the wire diagram on the water heating system.
Reinstall the plastic shield
Remove the plastic shield from the thermostat and heating element. Wrap the insulation around the thermostat and heating element.
Reinstall the access cover
The heating element cover needs to be reinstalled.
The circuit breakers should be flipped to ON.
You would need the following tools:
needle nose pliers, phillip screwdriver, slot screwdriver, work gloves.
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