The Three Major Components
An electric water heater has three major components, the upper most component with 4 leads and the red reset button is called High Temperature Cutoff Switch. The second component from the top with temperature dial is composed of two thermostats while the lowest component consists of two heating elements. These are just the major components, one can find out more information about the parts and pieces of electric water heaters here.
The Electric Water Heater: View From the Top
This picture was taken showing the top view of the access panel. Mock Plumbing uses a voltage meter to check if all of these components are working properly. Electric water heaters are reliable, sure, but they still need to be checked on. If you are not comfortable checking on it yourself, then call us at Mock Plumbing and we will be happy to help. Customers throughout Houston, TX, can vouch for our abilities.