Do You Want to Repair and Troubleshoot Water Heater? A Few Guidelines

For every household, water heaters are considered to be the silent workhorse as they work almost round the clock and provide hot water to households. Few common problems of water heater can cause water heater unit to malfunction.

Usually, two kinds of water heaters are most commonly used in the residential housing:

  • Electric operated
  • Gas operated

If you are aware of various signs which lead to failure of water heater, may alert you to potential problem. Sometimes, the symptoms of malfunctioning of electric water heater may vary between mild and extreme.

Either you can take help from a plumber Peoria AZ or you can try to troubleshoot with the following guidelines.

  • No hot water
  • Heating elements broken or malfunctioning.
  • Faulty thermostat or incorrect thermostat setting.
  • Power interruption to the appliance due to either tripped MCB or fuse blown.
  • Rust colored water
  • Sacrificial anode rod must have failed which is causing tank to rust.
  • Excessive corrosion is experienced by glass-lined water heater tank. This may also lead to certain unexpected ruptures or leak.

  • Leaking/pooling water
  • Leaking of heating element gasket because of over or under tightening.
  • Faulty plumbing connection.
  • T&P valve may be faulty, stuck open, open or overheating because of excessive pressure inside the tank.
  • Storage tank of water heater has excessive corrosion and may have either failed or ruptured.
  • Water is very hot
  • Setting of heating element thermostat may be too high. Usually, water heaters are set by factory to 120ᵒ
  • Water is lukewarm or not efficient
  • Crossed plumbing lines – because of improper installation hot water line may be connected to the cold tank inlet or vice versa.
  • For handling hot water demand your water heater may be too small.
  • Faulty dip tube.
  • Upper/lower heating element is faulty.
  • Rotten eggs smell
  • Your water heater tank usually contains sediments which is laden with bacteria. When bacteria die or decay, it creates smelly hydrogen gas that are passed in your plumbing system.
  • High-pitched whining noise
  • Your heating elements must be having larger than normal quantity of scale-buildup.
  • Popping/rumbling sounds
  • Sediments of excessive amount laying in tank will cause bottom to get overheated and boil the water.

Similar problems of water heater for gas appliances is also experienced in electric powered units. Following are the problems only relevant to gas water heaters.

  • No hot water
  • If pilot light remains off and thermocouple feature to stop delivery of gas.
  • Inadequate hot water
  • Obstructed flue/vent.
  • Thermostat failure.
  • Faulty dip tube.
  • Defective thermostat.
  • Pilot light does not light
  • Faulty thermocouple
  • Bad gas valve

Comments are closed.