Lukewarm water and air in the hot water lines.

Lukewarm water and air in the hot water lines.

by Terry Russell
(Ohio)

My 50-gallon electric hot water tank is behaving like I have a failed lower element - lukewarm water versus hot. I have not tested for continuity and grounding yet and intend to do so.

The other issue is in addition to the less than hot water experienced when I turn on the hot water faucets, I am also experiencing air present in the lines. I am not aware of element failure also causing air leakage and am suspicious I may have another problem in addition or in lieu of the element. I have two hot water tanks in the house and it is only the hot water lines associated with the one tank that has air in the lines when I turn on the hot water faucets. Can you shed some light on this situation?

Thanks,

Terry Russell

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