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How does the roto-swirl dip tube in a water heater work?

My water heater Kenmore mod #153.320592HT has a roto swirl cleaner in it. Also the bottom element has 240 vac going to it, I am an electrician and plumber so I know how to check an element, the resistance is 15 ohms and reads 2900 watts on it but it still doesn't seem to be heating. I believe it is the wrong element. It should be able to be converted to 5500w but I think this is the wrong element. Also has anyone heard of the roto-swirl spinning even if no water is used? No faucets were on and no leaks indicated by the meter but the swirl was moving. Please give me helpful suggestions.

Kenmore , Building Supplies
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Lyle W
by Lyle W Earned 136,321 community points in Kenmore
April 3rd, 2009
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