Originally Posted by F117plt
After one and a half years of working, my aqua hot will not heat water on electric. Works well using the burner. Anything I can check/reset? I suspect the heating element has failed and will probably need to be replaced. Anyone ever done this job themselves? How difficult? Itasca Ellipse 42QD. Thanks.
You need to get in where you have some access to the thermostats and check with a volt/ ohm meter to isolate the problem. There are separate control and high temp cut off thermostats for the 120 vac electric element.
If it turns out to be the element then the burner has to come out to access the element and you have to drain the boiler fluid out of the tank. The element is a screw in type so you will have to have a big socket and long enough extension to get a leverage with a ratchet or breaker bar.
Here is Roger Burke's forum:
Join this forum and ask questions of Roger. He can give you specific troubleshooting steps and save you some money if you need parts.