Question about Little Giant : Heater Hotomatic Cart System 2HTLPSQAT
Is there a way to flush the coil and what else may be wrong?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There are several possible reasons for this problem. Not knowing your variables as such, I will go thru a couple of the most common reasons.
Most likely, your water heater is older and has lost its efficiency due to lime build up in the tank that settles out of the water that is stored in it. This covers the bottom of the tank where the burner is if it is gas and prevents a good thermal conductivity to the water. As you shower the heater does not recover fast enough to replace the hot water used. The same effect will happen with an electric water heater when the lime build up covers the electric coils that heat the water.
You can try to drain down the tank with the spigot at the bottom of the tank to get some of the lime out, but usually if you do that at this point, it will not remedy the situation enough to make a big difference. If this is the problem, a new water heater will be the way to go.
You can also check the setting on the thermostat and see if it is set too low. 190 F is about the normal setting. If you go much higher, you risk scalding. If your heater is new, it may be set a little low, but not usually so. You can nudge it up for temporary fix for the above lime problem, however you are only prolonging the inevitable of replacing the water heater.
Unless this is a new installation, it is most likely lime build up.
If you have an electric water heater, you may also have one of the two heating elements gone bad. There is one at the top of the tank, and one at the bottom. If they are not both good, the tank will not recover fast enough when you are using it.
Posted on Oct 13, 2009
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