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Water Heater Heating Problem

We just bought a 50gal water heater 2 months ago. Now, the water will stay hot for about a minute and then get luke warm. Suggestions?

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  • James Feragola
    James Feragola May 11, 2010

    Is the water heater electric, gas or oil?

  • 42windowman May 11, 2010

    no response from you as yet- I do have a few ideas but require some questions answered

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I guess it is electric ,check bottom element reset button .remove bottom cover with power off look for a button on bottom thermostat or limit if find push it to reset ,,then set the thermostats , set top to desired temp and the bottom at least 10 degrees more ex. top 130 bottom 140 this might prevent problem reoccurring if this not problem bottom element could be burned out.replace ele

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