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Hot water from the tank is only warm, Temp on the tank is at Hot

Turned Temp setting all the way up to hot. Gas is working wtaer temp has not changed above warm,.

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Does the flame stay on all the time? sounds like bad gas valve/thermostat

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Most electric water heaters have 2 heaters - an upper and a lower, each with it's own thermostat. These are readily accessible by removing the screw covers on the side of the tank. Careful - the thermostats have 240VAC on the terminal screws (unless you have a small 120VAC heater) if the circuit breaker or fuses feeding the heater are still on - turn them off before proceeding. After removing the two screw covers and pulling back the insulation you will see temperature (screw) adjustments for the upper and lower thermostats, with a temperature indicating pointer attached to each screw. Set both thermostats to 125 degrees or so. Push the insulation back in place, replace the covers and turn the circuit breaker back on that feeds the water heater. You should have warm water within 15 minutes and hot water within a hour or so.

If the water still does not heat, then you have to troubleshoot to find the problem. With a voltmeter determine if 240VAC is actually getting to the water heater. Remember, the upper element has priority over the lower element, and if the water is cold, the upper element will try to turn on and this locks out the lower element (only one element is allowed to heat at any given time). The lower element comes on ONLY after the upper thermostat is satisfied. Therefore if the upper heating element is burned out you will never get any hot water. If you suspect this, TURN OFF THE POWER TO THE HEATER and take a resistance check of the upper element.

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SOURCE: boiler shuts down repeatidly

i think you will find that instead of modulating as demand requires the boiler is overheating and then re operating after the safety thermostat has operated.
i wilud put some de scaler into the main heat exchanger circuit or add it to the radiators and let it circulate for a while.
also make sure the pump is operating properly to ensure proper water flow.

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SOURCE: Rheem 40 gallon gas hot water heater, pilot light

Your water heater most likely needs a new thermocouple. (the device the pilot light heats to develope power to operate the gas valve). They are not expensive and usually available at good home improvement/hardware stores.

Bring your old thermocouple or as much information about your heater to the store to ensure you get the correct replacement.

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I had the same problem with my Paloma a year and a half after installation...contacted Rheem\Paloma\Richman customer service (800-432-8373) and they recommened a local installer in my area. The technican diagnosed the problem as the "flow control valve"; he managed to get Rheem/Paloma to cover the part under warranty...I only had to shell out the money for the install.

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Could be your thermostat but it might be your inlet dip tube. Your water heater has a plastic pipe that carries the cold water to the bottom of the tank. When you open your tap, it takes the hot water from the top of the tank, the cold goes to the bottem and gets heated. If this tube breaks, or comes loose, it will short circuit the cycle. The tank is hot but as soon as you start using water, cold water comes in at the top and mixes with your hot water, giving you just warm water. If you have room above your tank, you can remove the union on the cold side , screw out the pipe nipple, and look inside and see if there is a tube. If not you can buy one from home depot or lowes for just a few dollars. Also a water heater should be partially drained annually to remove any solids from the bottom, which will allow better heat transfer.If you find bits of plastic when you do, then you know where your dip tube went. Also if you've had a hot water faucet stop up and it looked like plastic there it is.

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