Make sure the water heater power breaker is off.
Keep the water tap off that fills the tank.
Sounds like you blew an element.
This could mean a lot of things.
Like silt/calcium building up in the bottom of the tank.
It grounds out the lower element via corrosion.
It'll sizzle. then POP!
Rarely does the top element blow unless cold water is dumped on a hot element. Plumber will explain.
Wait for the plumber to call you back. Since you don't do wires.
Trying to make
sense of it all !
Last edited by 9jeeps; 11-27-2012 at 01:41..