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Troubleshooting a Malfunctioning Water Heater

Posted 10 years ago

a solar water heaterProper care and regular maintenance of your gas or electric water heaters will help prevent problems from appearing. Nevertheless, issues can arise at times you least expect them

If you experience a sudden drop in water temperature or no heat coming from the device at all, look into the following ideas to find out what is wrong.

  1. With the help of the manufacturer’s manual, if it still is present, turn off the power of the unit. In addition, shut down the main water supply to the unit.
  2. Open the water handle of a faucet near the equipment to allow water to drain. Remove any screws found below the unit that holds the heating chamber plate. Again, consult the manual for reference.
  3. Remove the plate and let water drain out before placing it back.
  4. Disconnect any wires connected or held in place by the screws. Wrap a cloth around to keep water from constantly dripping.
  5. With an adjustable wrench, loosen the nut and remove the heating element. Buy an exact replacement and install it properly. You can hire a professional to do the job if you are afraid of doing it yourself.


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