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My ge smart water heater won't stop running the water constantly is running in and out the lines?what do I do,i looked for a leak or break in the line and there is none.

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Turn off all taps and put ear against pipes to determine if you have a leak.
Copy following links for resources
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Posted on Jul 31, 2013

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: GE Profile Smart Water Heater leaking at top/no hot water

Hi, has your problem been solve yet? please respond
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Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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SOURCE: takes a long time to heat water

If you are using a 3/8" copper line for your gas, get it replaced ASAP. It will fail. 1/2" Black Iron is required with natural gas. 50 gallons is a lot of water to heat. Look on the heater label for the recovery rate.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Smart Water Heater - Model #GE40M06AAG - 40

There should be a faucet on the side . you hook up a garden hose and drain it.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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SOURCE: cold water ok, no water flow from hot water lines.

Bypass valve incorrectly set
obstruction or dirty tank
plugged line - lime or other! does cold flow into tank ok?
Tank is split water going somewhere you can't see - this should be obvious.

There is not really anything to obstruct the flow normally so there
would have to be an obstruction somewhere. Lime, junk, garbage etc build up .
On my coach I have lots of pressure on the cold side so hot would have to have the same unless there is an obstruction into or out of the tank. If in the bypass position you have sufficient flow than the lines are ok and the problem or obstruction is in the tank itself. Drain the tank, leave the bottom plug out, open up the pressure relief valve. Turn on the water and see if you get a lot of water draining from the drain hole on the tank. There should be a lot of water coming out of the drain hole. If so that tells you that your getting sufficient flow into the hot water tank. If so your problem is the water getting out of the tank. Like a clogged return line or an obstruction from the water tank to the faucet. A dirty scale lined tank can do a number on tank water flow. Also check to see if the water is going somewhere else, your tank could be split and you just can't see where the water is going!

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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SOURCE: Hot water does not last long.

probably has a bad heating element. May be a little limed up also. Drain the heater and replace the elements. Take a special tool to remove and replace the elements. ( fairly cheap) You can probably get the elements and parts at a good hardware store. The people at the store probably will explain to you how to replace them. Feedback please if this was of help

Posted on Feb 20, 2010

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Ge smart water heater


Depends on source of leak:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Emergency-steps-for-leaking-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Leaking-water-heater.html
Some leaks can be repaired, while other leaks indicate that tank is rusted and needs replacement.
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GE Smart Water Hot water heater 40 gal will not stop heating water.


1) For gas: Turn off gas to heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Gas-water-heater-89-valve-2.jpg

2) For electric: Turn off circuit breaker.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html#veryhot

3) For gas: Copy following link to identify gas control valve thermostat, and troubleshoot by type of gas control.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

4) For gas: Gas control valve thermostat has probably gone bad.

5) Add comment and give clear description of water heater.

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Bad relief valve or too much pressure in the tank. Does water heater system have a pressure blotter tank that allows for expansion(an expansion tank)

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How do i install a pressure tank to my water heater?


Do you mean expansion tank? To relieve pressure?
Expansion tank goes on cold water line before cold enters tank.
See image:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/water-heater-expansion-tank.jpg

Expansion tanks are installed when TP valve is constantly drizzling hot water due to very hot temperature settings. Or when water pressure is high, etc
It's also smart to install expansion tank so plumbing lasts longer, and older tank is less likely to rupture and cause damage. Inspect tank for leaks each 6 months.
Some regions require expansion tank by local code.
Water heater can be damaged when pressure exceeds 80psi. : Test pressure using pressure gauge at water heater drain valve.

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Sep 27, 2011 | General Electric Water Heaters

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There is a high pitched constant sound coming from behind the electric water heater......no water leakages, I turned off the electric and it continued. I ran the hot water for a long time.......it did...


Read following technical bulletin from Rheem:
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Find age of water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/WaterHeaterSerialNumberDecoder.pdf

There is no valve inside the tank.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-it-works.html
The constant noise sounds like water heater is running full time, except same sound after electric was turned off. Is there a check-valve nearby? What happens when you open-close shut off valve located on cold water line above tank?
Is there a water leak inside house, or is TP valve running water into a drain line?
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-clean-sediment-out-of-electric-water-heater.html

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WE ARE NOT RUNING THE WATER AND IT SOUNDS LIKE SOME ONE IS RUNNING WATER MY GAS BILL IS $150.00


well that can be a problem the first thing you have to do is check for water leaks under the house or between the walls that can be one of the reasons why the heater is emptying so often, I can tell you that one time I had to fix a problem like that the guy was paying a lot in gas and the water line behind his bathroom sink (between the wall) was punctured a tiny hole but it was constant so he had to pay me to fix the leak and the roof and the walls on the apartment downstairs.
So most likely there is leak somewhere in your water line inside the house; before you pay a plumber try to find it yourself (so you don't have to pay for his time) if you do find it then call the plumber to fix it and check again.

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