Question about Water Heaters
My hotwater heater is in the laundry. There is a measureable leak 2.9% LEL on one of the tabs on the appliance regulator/control valve. I had it replaced under warrantee. Same problem still. The repair guy said stuff like, I don't think it is dangerous, but if you are unhappy... It is in an enclosed space - no window to open - on the lowest level of the house. How do I tell the difference between an OK gas smell and a NOT OK (dangerous) gas smell?
Any gas leak is dangerous, call him back!!!!
Posted on Nov 20, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This is not a solution to that problem, but the dripping water is just condensation from the cold water in the tank. Like a coke can on a warm day. It goes away after everything warms up. It is more than likely a gas valve, but I have fooled mine into working by not turning the valve all the way up to the full on position.
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
yes, provided there is no excessive build up. The gas and air mix must be right before the mixture will ignit. a household stove will do this each time it's turned on. That's why yhe igniter sparkk hits about three times before it lights. proper venting will confine any fumes to the cimbustion chamber to be carried out the exhaust. If the odor is strong then have the appliance checked for safety sake.
Posted on May 06, 2009
yes, sounds like the temp control is bad, you should be able to google model# and thermostat to find replacement. should be fairly easy to swap out
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
A 10 year old water heater is at the end of its life expectancy. No sense replacing a gas valve to have the tank rust out next month. I'ld replace the whole unit. Also, install a drip pan, under it and a WAGS safety device. Any water in the pan and the WAGS will shut off he Water and Gas. If your water heater has an expansion tank near by, replace that too.
Posted on Jul 19, 2010
there are no instructions for doing this.
how do you know it needs replacing? its rare that they need to be replaced.
I can help you, but need to know what is going on with the unit first
Posted on Aug 15, 2010
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