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Though some gas utility companies will solve problems with a gas water heater’s gas supply, they won’t fix other water heater problems. Either you fix it yourself or you call a pro to repair it. Calling a pro often means waiting a day or two without hot water and then paying a healthy repair bill.
Electric Water Heater Troubleshooting (Click to jump to GAS water heater problems)(click to enlarge) Water Leaking From the Top. If you believe you have a leak near the top of your electric water heater, it could be one of a few things.
Your water heater is probably the most costly component in your home’s plumbing system, but thankfully diagnosing and fixing the problems your water heater will likely experience are easy and not too costly. The big exception and one of the worst water heater problems you can run into is a leaking ...
Unlike tankless water heaters, standard tank-style water heaters use an insulated storage tank that holds anywhere from 30 to 80 gallons of water at all times. Water heaters are generally very reliable, but occasionally they do have problems, such as little or no hot water, rusty or smelly water, odd noises, and even leaks.
In an electric water heater, the water is heated by electric upper and lower heating elements that extend into the water tank. Gas water heaters have a gas burner that heats the water below the tank.
Electric water heater problems can cause a variety of symptoms, including issues with water temperature, leaks, discoloration, odor and noise. Here’s a guide to troubleshooting electric water heaters in order to figure out the root cause of the problem.
Electric hot water heater troubleshooting involves some problems that are fairly simple. Hopefully, even if you wind up calling a technician, you will be able to discuss the problem with him intelligently.
Gas hot water heater troubleshooting usually leads you to the thermocouple. Go to the article 'Gas Water Heater Thermocouple Issues' for information on this common repair. The other less common problem would be the gas valve. A bad gas valve will not allow any gas to go to the burner or pilot light.
Electric hot water heater problems. If your electric hot water heater is slow to heat, runs out of hot water faster than it used to, or doesn’t deliver any hot water at all, there’s a 90 percent chance that simply replacing one or both of the heating elements will solve the problem.
A very nice video tutorial on how you can easily identify the cause of an electric water heater failure. AFTER you establish that there is power being suppli...