You can understand why these simple diagnostic observations usually work on residential electric water heaters by looking at Carson Dunlop Associates' sketch at left. Called back, asked for manager - was told the managers don't have direct lines!!! Caution: Before you begin any repairs on the water heater turn it off, including water, gas, and electricity. At the bottom of the tank, it has a pilot light on the gas fueled burner. My guess is they won't for much longer, and there is no reason to miss them. Allow the clean cold water to flush through the tank until the water runs clear at the end of the hose. Replace the thermistor if you don't see a loose or disconnected wire.
Can you help us determine what's going on. We also provide a to this topic, or you can try the page top or bottom as a quick way to find information you need. Temperature cutoff points range from 160°C to 200°C depending on model. Simth water heater error code table above Watch out: some water heater defects represent dangerous conditions, risking fire, explosion, or carbon monoxide poisoning or scalding hazards. . Luckily for me, my buddy will do it for a beer, but there has to be others like myself that have either thought their water heater was bad and replaced the whole thing or just paid for the replacement part.
After removing the pilot assembly I decided this water heater was at the end the road. Christmas evening and no hot water. If you hear a hissing sound at an electric water heater that may be. Turned on like when someone is taking a shower or is using hot water. They are now saying that it has been too long since we purchased it, and they will not do anything for us. We discuss water heater leaks at Also see - while you're at it, go through that checklist: while getting your electric water heater working properly you may find and need to correct other defects including some that are important for safety.
This handbook contains supplemental information to the Residential Gas and Electric instructional manual. The problem with this unit reminds me of our old Sears Kenmore that did the same thing. Smith, Kenmore, Reliance, State, U. Check and repair all possible leaks. We wanted to take it back to the store. I measured and there is some output from the thermocouple, not sure if it is enough? If this indicator is on from first activation of the heater it may not be properly adjusted for the elevation at which the heater is installed.
Tank was brought up to temperature and the grease particles were still present along with an oil film on the water surface. The Intelli-Vent control uses the silicon nitride ignitor, which is more durable than the ignitors found on most water heaters. I presume this switch is not electrical but a bimetal strip mechanism, right? I was expecting a hassle at Lowe's and it was painless. Just put a different badge on it. On a 17 year old water heater I would recommend replacement as the most viable option.
Watch out: this is an unsafe condition. How many millivots are enough to open the valve? In the 90's there was a period from about 1992-1997 where almost every water heater made by any manufacturer with few exceptions used a dip tube supplied by the Perfection Tube Company which proved to be defective with the plastic used disintegrating. If you installed a mis-matched electric water heater element it may indeed be overheating. Or the plumbing pipes are making a loud noise which is known as? Consumers can inspect the data plate. Let us know how you make out!! How many millivots are enough to open the valve? Got electrician to install - heater won't come on. Great customer service all the way around.
Check the thermistor and its wires at the water inlet. Attach a hose to the drain valve and lead it outside. After my vacation, the pilot light went out. If you think you got a large enough water heater, then there is a chance that your water heater has mineral deposit that is blocking the water flow. My husband attempted to relight the pilot, to no avail. He is also a contributor to InspectApedia.
LeMarr has provided his file of keys to decode from the data provided on the manufacturer's equipment labels. They did an outstanding job after a face to face conversation with them. Is it a , , or something else? If you have an electric one, make sure the wiring is not broken or messed up or something. Manufactured in: United States Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water heater and contact A. Their pop product is horrible but their customer service is worse! When the hot water heater's tank is full of all cold water, the upper thermostat flips on, heats up the water in the upper portion of the heater.
At we describe inspection and replacement of water heater dip tubes. I have replaced the upper element and the control board and the still no hot water and the reset light is dimm. See in the article above. Hot Surface ignitor not positioned correctly -? The installation itself was actually something that I was going to double check. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. They also acted incredulous at my assertion that there was a difference between honoring a warranty and trying to buy somebody out of one. You can preview and edit on the next page.