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I only have Le Chef water heater 2 years, paid $150.- and it doesen't work. I would like for you to replace it with a new one.

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Once the hot water heater fills, the relief valve opens, how can the water level or pressure be adjusted , or is the valve faulty?


The relief f valves are preset for something like 150 psi. I doubt you have that much water pressure. I would just replace the valve. There is NO adjustment.

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I have a Reliance 501 electric water heater ... Everything works great but below the water out. Be rusty? How can I fix it?


The tank is rusting. Replace anode rod or replace water heater.
Once the anode rod depletes, then the tank starts to rust.
IF you can replace the anode rod, it will stop rusting, and then flush the rust out of water heater.
This might buy more life with same tank, but old anode rods are pretty solid and even impact wrench might not loosen it up.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html#flush

Loosen anode rod on new tank before installing, and then inspect every 1-3 years, and 1-2 years if water is softened.
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Jun 08, 2011 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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How do I turn the bottom thermostat down to 110 degrees. What should the numbers be?


Many times there are no numbers on thermostat since temperature settings are approximate.
Link below shows step-by-step temperature adjustment for typical tank-type gas and electric water heaters. Residential electric tanks can usually be set from 90 to 150, and gas from 50 to 150.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html
Use cooking thermometer at water heater drain valve for more precise reading.

If water heater used to be hotter, look at diagrams following link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html

Other water heater tips and tricks:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

If you have tankless water heater, consult manual.
Changing temperature on tankless can lead to problems.
Tankless should be de-limed each year to maintain efficiency. U-tube search 'delime tankless'
Read the manual for yearly maintenance requirement.
All costs are energy, and tankless are maintenance heavy.

Mar 07, 2011 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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Over flow leaks constantly after 8 years, never done this before. What should we do?


As long as the heater is still working good and not leaking I would just replace the Temperature and pressure relief valve. To do this turn control knob on gas valve from on to pilot. This will maintain pilot so you won't have to relight later while keeping the burner from firing while you are replaceing t&p valve. Turn off water supply on cold water supply to water heater.If this valve won't work or you don't have one shut off supply to house. Do not attempt to remove t&p valve until you are sure water is off. Open hot water on faucet close to heater and drain a few gallons from water heater drain valve. Purchase new t&p valve at hardware store. They are pretty standard 3/4 inch male pipe thread, 150 p.s.i. rated. Use teflon tape to seal pipe threads ,4-5 wraps at least or pipe joint compound to seal threads You will need a pipe wrench to remove old valve. Turn it counterclockwise to lossen then remove. Have new valve ready to go to minimize water loss. Be carefule as water will still be hot. Install new valve and tighten securly. Turn water back on and check for leaks. Also shut off faucet you opened. Once you are satisfied there are no leaks turn gas valve to on and bleed air from several places. I hope this helps you. Thanks.

Nov 26, 2010 | Rheem 50 Gallon FVR NATGAS Water Heater...

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Water heater will not work unless i push reset button will work for 24 hours or so then will stop working and i have to go out and reset it


The reset button or ECO (emergency cut-off) is a safety device.
The ECO trips and cuts off power to entire water heater when it detects temperatures over 150 degrees.
This prevents overheating and eventual explosion of water heater.

The ECO will trip for 4 possible reasons:
1) Bad thermostat. Water temperature inside tank exceeds 150 degrees F because thermostat is sticking in ON position, and thermostat does not turn off element correctly.
2) Loose wire inside or near upper thermostat that causes ECO to sense higher temperature
3) Bad element shorted to ground near center of element, and short does not cause breaker to trip
4) Factory-installed insulation and cover are removed from water heater >>> cooler air causes thermostat to read wrong temperature, and thermostat keeps heating water inside tank

Steps you can take:
First thing is to check if factory-insulation-and-cover are present.
Next look for signs of burning at or near screw terminals. Tighten loose wire if found.
Especially check the lower element screw terminals.
Take a photograph of the parts so you can see the parts larger on your computer, and compare parts more easily when buying new parts.
Next most likely suspect are the thermostats.
For around $22, you can buy generic upper-and-lower thermostats at Lowes or hardware store > then replace the thermostat(s) and see if problem persists.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-thermostat-on-electric-water-heater.html

If problem continues after steps above
You will need to test water heater parts to track down the exact problem:
You need a inexpensive multimeter from Radio Shack, and the steps are simple, and you will know everything about an electric water heater afterward.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-water-heater.html

Answer back if you encounter something not covered above, and I will help.

Oct 25, 2010 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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I have whirlpool gas water heater sg1j5040t3nov. It is blinking 6 times which says upper sensor failure. Is this something we can fix. Please advise.


Called whirlpool and explained the problem. They said I need to replace that upper sensor and so they sent me a part in the mail which cost roughly $25. (usd) not including the overnight shipping which is around another $25 or so. This picture is what I received in the mail. Comes with directions of installment. _273.jpg

Oct 14, 2010 | Whirlpool Water Heaters

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The heater is only kicking on low as the wate demand goes up the temperature of the water drops because the heater is not kicking up like it used to. The heater is a little over a year old.


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-Tankless water heaters are susceptible to lime build-up if not de-limed each year.
-Hard water will clog pressure-sensor and cause failure within 2 years if filter and softener are not working.
-Water flow and water pressure sensors inside tankless are succeptible to hard water deposits.
-Low water pressure from clogged pipes to municipal water problems to water well pressure valve can affect tankless burner
-Low-flow shower heads may not engage burner.
-With tankless-gas water heaters, sensors inside combustion area detect when incoming air flow is not adequate ... inspect inflow
-Your manual probably has a troubleshoot section.
-The manufacturer will refer you to installer.
-If you self-installed unit, that will void warranty to my understanding.
-There are water heater forums 1 2 3 4
-There are plumbers who will each have a different opinion
-There are Fixya experts who get paid to tell you the above.
-And there are local plumbers who are authorized dealers of the brand of tankless who get paid to fix them

Oct 07, 2010 | Rheem Tankless Hot Water Heater...

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No hot water, little puddle below unit, age is about 18 years Can this be repaired ?


Please for your safety and the safety of your home replace the water heater. It has definately paid for itself more than once. As a repair plumber I really like to hear about a water heater that old still being in service. Just reminds me that things are not made like they used to be. Average life for a water heater tank now is 10 to 12 years. The oldest one that I have personally taken out of a home was 32 years old.

Sep 01, 2010 | Rheem 40 Gallon FVR NATGAS Low WATER...

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My old Aquastar tankless natural gas water heater used 1/2" gas line. My new Bosch 2700ES -NG says it requires no less than 3/4" inside diameter gas line. Do I have to replace all the gas supply lines...


None !!
3/4 pipe from gas meter or regulator. At low pressure there may not be enough gas flow through a smaller pipe for the boiler when on full bore.
The boiler input pipe will be 1/2" needing a reduction from 3/4 so there is some leeway.
I have about 8' of 1/2 pipe on mine [Bosch Worcester] from the reg. and it is ok.
You could use the existing 1/2 and try. No harm done if insufficient-just replace. If you have some other gas takeoff on the same line a 3/4 pipe up to that take off is most likely.

Jan 29, 2010 | Bosch 2700ES Natural Gas AquaStar ...

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Our second unit just failed and needs a new controller more money


The only Bosch tankless I have ever touched have been the 3 I have taken out and replaced with Rinnai. I think Bosch/Paloma/etc. have two problems:

1. They do not properly certify technicians before allowing them to install these units.

2. Their product is mediocre at best.

The biggest problem I've seen is that people don't vent them properly. The last one I pulled out had a combined vent length of 55'. 55 FEET! Absurd!
The units was condensing so much inside the vent that it washed out 2 gas control valves in ONE YEAR.

Buy Rinnai, buy Takagi, buy Noritz....maybe even a Navien (new player...time will tell)
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Factory certified technicians, preferably equipped to do the gas & plumbing without having to sub it out.
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Years of trouble-free hot water.

Good Luck.

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