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
Testimonial: "But it is < 5% .. clearly "they" feel it's not a problem. What suitable counter argument can illogical-consumer-me make that carries some weight? Exclamation marks are only going to make me appear even more freaking-out-consumer. I like trumping emotions with facts."
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
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
Tips for a great answer:
Jul 20, 2014 | Fasco Bradford White Hot Water Heater...
Mar 12, 2013 | A.O. Smith BTH-199 BTH-199 100 Gallon...
Dec 25, 2012 | Water Heaters
Dec 08, 2012 | Rheem RTG-66DVN Direct Vent Natural Gas
Sep 08, 2012 | Rinnai Water Heaters
Sep 23, 2011 | Water Heaters
Sep 18, 2011 | Grundfos RCP-96 Recirculation Pump for...
May 21, 2011 | Water Heaters
Dec 21, 2010 | Water Heaters
Jan 09, 2010 | Fasco Bradford White Hot Water Heater...
60 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!