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Bosch water heater won't heat as hot or as long as it used to.

Mine won't heat long enough or get as hot as it used to

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Is it protected by a water softener?

Have you cleaned the inlet screen and flow valve?

Your problem is likely in one of those areas. If not them then you may have to backflush the heat exchanger (if you don't have a softener). The manual tells you how to do that.

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Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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Hot water varies


I do not know how old this unit is or what model but many water heaters are not sophisticated enough to measure the temperature, but heat based on water flow and temperature rise. To start, tankless water heaters turn off every time you turn the hot water off. Lets use an example. You use the facilities, wash your hands then turned off the water and take a shower. You will bring the already heated water (from washing your hands) from the pipe up to the shower. Then the cold water that comes into the pipe from the reactivation of the water heater comes up the hot water pipe with warm then hot water just behind.

If this is not your problem, keep reading. Every unit I have been called to see were installed wrong. Check your installation manual to see if the problem with the system started with the contractor.

First, check the temperature of the water from the heater. If it is too hot and you are mixing too much cold water in, the unit will turn off because there is not enough water flow to keep it running.

Second, turn off the valve at the water heater and turn on the hot water at a faucet. If the water does not stop running, there is a "plumbing cross over" usually caused by a failing pressure balance valve in a shower.

Third, if the unit has not been serviced, go to bosch-climate.us to find a tankless water heating professional in your area. Totally Tankless LLC

Mar 14, 2014 | Bosch & Tankless LP Hot Water Heater

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Cannot find pilot light on my bosch GWH635ESL, help!


Call Bosch
Gas Products Technical Support: 800-642-3111

That model number is only shown at one website, and that model number is not shown at Bosch.
Open following link for Bosch:
http://www.boschwaterheater.com/BoschHotWatercomHome/GasProducts/tabid/331/Default.aspx
Search of Bosch for that model number shows no result.

Some water heaters do not have a pilot light. Instead they use hot surface igniter rod that glows red hot
The igniter rod ignites the gas after solenoid valve opens and gas flows to combustion chamber.
The igniter rod and heat sensor have to be operational, and have to be positioned correctly for ignition to take place.
If igniter rod is not working, or if heat sensor does not detect flame, then gas solenoid valve shuts down and water heater does not heat water.

Sep 03, 2011 | Bosch Water Heaters AquaStar - Tankless...

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Hi I have a Bosch water wizard 10p & although i have the heat turned up to the highest it is still not hot enough! I was wondering if there was another way of increasing the water temp?


Open following link for Bosch troubleshooting resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Bosch-Tankless-water-heater.html

Typical Bosch 10P manual shows temperature control illustration on Pg4, and includes low water temperatures on troubleshoot on Pg6
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Bosch_10P-installation.pdf
Water flow rate too high, low gas pressure, faulty thermostat.

Two other things might be causing problem
Crossover:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Crossover.html
Lime build-up
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Rheem-De-lime-tankless.pdf

Jun 15, 2011 | Bosch & Tankless LP Hot Water Heater

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Hi i have installed a few bosch gas geysers at our lodge in mozambique.The problem is that the water gets hot when we turn the water on then the heat just shuts off and the water gets cold after a short...


The problem with all that type of water heater is that once the hot tap is turned on sufficient flow must be maintained through the water heater to keep the main gas burner alight. If the heat adjuster is turned up to high, then the person using the hot water will turn it down to a low rate which means the main burner will turn off and result in cold water. Try setting the heat control to the lowest setting that still gives hot enough water. If you have a thermometer adjust control for a temperature of around 50 to 55 degrees Celcius. You may have to fiddle with fine adjustments to get the temperature and flow rates to maintain a constant output of hot water. You may still have intermittent problems. If the heater only supplies baths or showers you could set the temperatuer even lower (45 to 50) to ensure that the hot tap is used more than the cold which will maintain flow and therefore heat.

Nov 22, 2010 | Bosch AquaStar Indoor Natural Gas Tankless...

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Water runs hot then cold then hot during showers


YOU MAY HAVE TO DESCALE YOUR UNIT I have this problem along with a bunch of error codes. Please don"t call the Bosch 888 number. They want to speak to a tech. In addition, their off during the weekend. Tankless water heaters are great when thier working. Mine is not.

Oct 17, 2009 | Bosch 2700ES-NG Natural Gas Tankless Water...

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Won't get hot enough or last as long as it used to


You could try to adjust the thermostat to a higher temperature. Let me know the results.

Good luck...
Aduz

Feb 22, 2009 | Bosch 1600H-NG Natural Gas AquaStar...

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Just not hot enough


Hi Ken Tankless Water Heaters typically heat to a 80 deg temp. rise. Per a set time it takes the water to pass through the heat exchanger. Matter of seconds So at 130 deg F. Your heater is working fine. Did you take a heat measurement or are you looking at the set points inside the cabinet? To get the 130 deg F you need to upgrade the sensor available from your Bosch Dealer. Typical output water temperature would be 110. There are scalding issues over this set point. As long as you have 3/4 id pipe in and out and have insulation on the discharge side of the heater at all exposed points of the pipe. Your system was likly installed properly. Look it is only my opinion but Bosch it the best you can get in Tankless heaters. As for the dishes. Use the sanitize setting on the dishwasher or alittle extra bleach in the dishwater. And don't forget to rince with fresh water only. For the shower or tub. Use less cold water in the mix. Tankless water heaters were designed to use less resorces aswell as energy. And I want to thank you for that.

Jan 05, 2009 | Bosch 1600H-NG Natural Gas AquaStar...

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Running water in 2 sinks just to get hot water from a bosch


you can put in a circulatating pump that is controller with a timer and a thermostat so the when yo need heat water the most its readilly available and when you don't it's off, the only thinsg thing that you would have to do it tye in the supply and the return and then insulate the pipes.

Dec 26, 2008 | Bosch 2400ES LP AquaStar 6.4 GPM Indoor...

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