Tip & How-To about General Electric GE SmartWater Household Water Filtration System - GNWH38F

Find your only getting Luke warm water @ your faucets??

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This is a common fault with new to used installed waterheater.

It is call a diptube ,made of pvc in part description. It is located on cold inlet,top of waterheater.

Malfunction of dip tube is usually a fracture caused by age mostly,or faulty install when new and tube was exposed to high heat from welding .

This tube allows the cold water supply to flow into W/heater and exit at bottom where it is heated while pushing already heated water to hot side and to your faucet. If this tube is defective ei...cracked the cold will [leak] mix with the hot before reaching bottom to be heat..thus lukewarm water syndrome. Solution $8 part H/depot>remove coldside copper fittings and pull white pvc out,about 4feet long,less rotted area, install new 3/4 inch pvc dip tube with flange up.

Thanks jj505 The HomeRepairman

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