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SOOT on OIL FIRED HEATING EQUIPMENT
SPILL SWITCHES - Flue Gas Detection
TANKLESS WATER HEATERS
Temperature Pressure Relief Valves - Water Heaters
THERMOSTATS, WATER HEATER
TIMERS for ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS
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Electric water heater repairs: here we explain how to install, troubleshoot, & repair electric water heaters. We describe the types of water heaters, the parts that make up an electric water heater, and here we provider a checklist for inspecting or troubleshooting electric water heaters. This article also provides links to detailed water heater diagnosis and repair articles found free at this website.
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But watch out: sometimes an electric water heater is installed as an additional or backup hot water source, so you'll also want to see if you have other hot water heating equipment installed, such as a Tankless Coil for Hot Water.
Key Articles on Water Heater Maintenance
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the installation, setting, troubleshooting or repair of electric water heaters
Question: how to find the source of a leak in a water heater
i have a reddring 210 water heater since 2001. the engineer could not locate the leak, which seems coming out from the base. he recommended a new one. any suggestion please. - Michael 8/20/11
Michael, if your water heater is leaking from the tank itself and not just at a fitting such as at threaded fittings for a relief valve or control, then indeed it needs to be replaced.
Question: water heater relief valve leaks after the heater has been busy
no matter what tenp i set the thermostat at the trv lets out a about a 1/2 a cup of water after a hard use - Steve 7/30/12
Steve, there are several conditions that can cause spillage from the temp/press relief valve on a water heater, including overheating, overpressure, water hammer, and leaks or defects in the valve itself.
Don't hesitate to ask if questions remain after reading that pair of articles.
Question: how to diagnose bad odors seem to be coming from our water heater
Since mid - december we have experienced a bad chemical odor in our garage where the electric hot water heater is, we've cleaned out the garage but the smell came back as soon as someone used something with hot water, what should we do? - Jackie 1/31/2013
Jackie, in the article above we list several odor problems that are traced to water heaters, from which I excerpt the two most common problem sources: bacterial contamination in the water heater or a bad sacrificial anode. You could also ahve sulphur in your building water supply but I figure you'd notice that first in the cold water.
Smells: Odors in hot water, particularly a sulphur smell may be due to a bacterial contamination in the hot water tank or due to a failing hot water heating tank sacrificial anode.
Odors or smells from or near the water heater ...sulphur or rotten egg odors..., particularly if the heater has been left shut off and out of use... are explained at HYDROGEN SULFIDE GAS.
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