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Causes for No or Limited Hot Water

Let us break down the discussion on why one may not have any hot water from the water heater into 2 various sections: having NO hot water and having LIMITED hot water In terms of having no hot water at a!!" #ater $eater %e&air 'hreve&ort suggests that it is &robab!y since of one of the fo!!owing four different &ossibi!ities (at !east it is &robab!y )ust one* +e!ow they are A Bad Pilot Light Idea!!y this ho!ds true because it is the most convenient of the , to re&air Initia!!y check to see that it is sti!! !it One may shou!d take an a&&earance at the owners manua! (sorry guys" however often we need to check out directions* if you are having a difficu!t time discovering where it is !ocated Manufacturers due tend to concea! them nowadays it seems -nd" to see what the makers directions are for re!ighting the &i!ot !ight Gas Line Leak If one has a gas water heater" there might be a !eakage in the !ine If one has an e!ectric one" certain!y disregard this as a &ossibi!ity 'ome &eo&!e have a tough time sme!!ing gas" though my mother has a remarkab!e abi!ity to sme!! it I vivid!y remember as a chi!d It most !ike!y wi!! have the odor of rotten eggs If this is the case" a!! )okes aside" turn the gas !ine off if one knows where it is and ca!! the gas com&any and.or a &!umbing com&any if one doesn/t !ive in $ot #ater $eater %e&air 'hreve&ort/s service area This is a severe &rob!em that needs immediate attention0 A Bad Thermostat This might be the issue for both not having any hot water" or )ust not having enough hot water To be on the safe side we inc!uded it in this section though 'ee to it the thermostat dia! settings have not been bummed or changed by accident Our water heater is found in the garage and the ha&&y fingers of twin youngsters !ike to go checking out now and then If the settings are what they norma!!y are" turn the estab!ishing some and see if it does the techni1ue The thermostat can be re&!aced for they do breakoccasiona!!y A Bad Thermocouple 2or gas water heaters" the thermocou&!e works in hand with the &i!ot !ight as a safety device If the &i!ot !ight is out" it avoids gas from being turned on" so it is ty&e of essentia! Neverthe!ess" not cha!!enging to change if re1uired #hen the thermocou&!e begins to break" it 3informs3 the gas va!ve that the &i!ot is out so it turns off the gas The gas burner wi!! not !ight then and the &i!ot !ight goes out 2or e!ectric water heaters" it uses a heating e!ement inside to &erform the e!ectrica! current heating the water These can a!so wear out and wi!! !ead to minimi4ed hot water

Insufficient Hot Water

Sediment Buildup If one is not in the &ractice of f!ushing the water heater tank regu!ar!y" !ike a minimum of once every cou&!e years" sediment from the water wi!! bui!du& in the bottom of the tank If one ever hears &o&&ing or banging noises from the storage tank" that is &robab!y why This wi!! eventua!!y decrease the heaters ca&abi!ity to make ade1uate hot water %outine f!ushing wi!! norma!!y reso!ve this troub!e If the water at home is over!y hard" using a water softener wi!! he!& batt!e an e5cess 1uantity of sediment bui!du& too

arious !ther Possi"ilities There might be an issue with the f!ame from the burner 6!ease make sure the area around and underneath the water heater remains c!ean from dirt The water heater draws air u& from be!ow for the burner Natura! gas f!ames wi!! burn bright b!ue with a ye!!ow ti&" whi!e &ro&ane are more b!uish green on the body of the f!ame It may ho!d true that the tank si4e is sim&!y too !itt!e and unab!e to hand!e the water heating demands" but undoubted!y if it is a new troub!e of inade1uate hot water and ones usage !eve! has actua!!y not dramatica!!y increased" this wi!! not ho!d true If any current re&airs were made on the unit something can be crossed in terms of the e!ectrica! connections or the co!d and hot water connects" however again" &retty un!ike!y from most &!umbing com&anies There are other &ossib!e causes" however for the sake of time here" $ot #ater $eater %e&air 'hreve&ort )ust wanted to share the most &robab!y ones Do not hesitate to !et us know of any assistance needed0