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Old 07-19-2007, 06:13 AM   #1
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1992 21' Sovereign
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water heater overheats on electric power

I replaced my 6 gallon atwood water heater in my 1992 sovereign. I reused the hot plug that runs on electric and attached the old thermostat to the heater. The plug was severely corroded with calium deposits which I thoroughly cleaned. Problem is that when I left the electric on the system overheated and burned off all the styrofoam insulation. The propane works fine but the electric apparently wont turn itself off. Anyone have similar problems or any help? Is the thermostat just bad and not apparent before because the corrosion on the hot plug limited the heating ability?
Also, the reason I had to replace my heater is because it freeze fractured. I didnt know that the hot plug had to be removed in order to winterize and fully drain the unit. I am just using propane for now.
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