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Heater is not getting hot, just warm...
Check the water pump is working , if so then check the thermostat is ok
Posted on Nov 09, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hi, i expect the problem to be because the flow switch which activates the heater wont switch the heater on as it requires a certain amount of water to activate the flow switch & then bring it on.
It may also be thatthe sensor on the flow switch is scaled up so it needs a greater flow to keep the heater running?
Sensor or flow switch may need replacing.
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
Since you mentioned 'both temperatures' it seems your unit is like most all of them, a lower and upper coil.
If your hot water supply runs out quickly, this normally means that the lower coil has failed. Since heat rises, the upper coil will never supply a tankful of hot water, just hot to start, and then as the flow continues, it doesn't have time to do more than warm the water flowing into the tank.
Every home should now own a simple digital multimeter; they cost less than $20 US everywhere and one can find them in auto parts stores, electronic supply companies and tool companies.
If you have a Harbor Freight tool store in your area, you can get them for under $10 US any time and sometimes even less:
You need to be absolutely certain that the voltage to the water heater is shut down. Before you measure anything else, set the meter to its highest AC setting and check across the coils and then from either contact to the metal housing. If it is dead everywhere, then set the meter to the lowest Ohms scale (normally 200). The resistance of the coil should be nearly the same reading as when you simply short the meter's probe tips together. If it measures 'OL' then the coil is open and must be replaced.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
You have a cracked dip tube. Part at hd is under 10 dollars. Remove and replace via cold water inlet side top of water heater. Degree of labor skill 1-10 = 8.
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
Possible thermostat problem. Are you experienced enough in that area to do some testing. Have a multimeter? If not experienced, don't try it, too dangerous. Call in a service person.
Posted on Mar 07, 2010
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