Reset Circuit Breaker
If you don’t have hot water, reset the tripped reset circuit breaker or check if you have a blown switch. You should also confirm that the power is being provided to the electric water heating element thermostat.
- Test the upper heating element and replace it if required. If power is being provided to electric heating element thermostat, replace thermostat or heating element. Replacing the thermostat is the best solution for electrical water heater problems
Check The Water Capacity
- Make sure hot water demand does not exceed the capacity of the water heater. The water heater should have 75% of its capacity as hot water (e.g., a 40 gallon WH should be used for a demand of 30 gallons). In adequate hot water can be a primary reason why the water heater is not working. Check for crossed connection by turning off the water supply to the water heater. If the elements tested okay, check for the power supply at the upper electrical upper thermostat. If okay check lower thermostat. Replace if necessary.
Control Water Leaks
- A leaking pipe is an indication that water heater not working. Place a bucket under the overflow pipe. Open and flush the valve clear of debris. If a leak remains from the valve, replace the valve. Reduce thermostat setting to prevent tank overheating and opening relief valve. If the leak is coming from a pipe connection, such as water inlet or outlet or valve threaded connection, tighten the connection using an adjustable wrench to simply make the connection snug. Do not over-tighten! If the leak is coming from a corroded water heater storage tank then the water heater needs to be replaced.
Install Low Watt Density Elements
- If you hear a low whining noise from the heater, the first thing you should do is flush the water heater. Clean scale from water heater tank and elements. Install low-watt density heating elements which have larger surface areas transferring heat to water more efficiently, conducting less electrical wattage per square inch than a standard high-wattage element.
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