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Can your hot water be set too high

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

  • MrSalami Sep 30, 2010

    This seems to be a common problem with these valves. After being scalded for a second time I took mine out..


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I am assuming that you are referring to a calcium or rust build up in the water heater.
If you are having this issue you will need to turn off the water to the heater. You will need a garden hose, access to a outside water soucre, cold water is fine.
Shut off the gas or power to the hot water heater before starting.
Now you will need to place the garden house on the drain fitting on the water heater, placing the end of the hose outside and lower than the drain valve. Open the valve and drain the heater, you will need to open a hot water faucet to help drain the heater. I don't suggest opening the TPR ( Temp Pressures relief )valve due to the fact that they sometimes leak or don't reseal after opening them.
Hopefully the drain valve is not clogged, you should hear and see water exiting the garden hose.
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remove the hot water line, then you will have to use a small hose to siphon the water from the tank. Once the tank is empty you can then remove the drain valve and replace it.
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At this point open a hot water faucet at the farthest point from the heater and let the water run for 5 min. , than close it and move to the next closest faucet and repeat until all faucets have been opened and run for 5 minutes.
If you still have a slow flow in a faucet, you may need to repeat the CLR step.
I also suggest that you remove all faucet screens and clean them.
If you still have a clog than you are going to have to remove or replace a piece of water line in the house. The blockage may be hard to find but if you have access to most of the pipe or it's visable you may be able to hear the blockage with the water on. Otherwise this will result in using some water line taps and a pressure guage to find the blockage.

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Is there a problem with the Grundfos Comfort Series Undersink Valve that causes it to lock in the open position?. One of my valves has done this causing the cold water faucett to run very hot. ...

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I had a similar problem, I could hear the valve clicking and spark working, but no flame. I checked for voltage as per the previous post, and checked continuity of both coils. Both showed voltage and continuity, but the ohm reading on one coil was less than the other.

I called a rv repair shop looking to buy a new valve ($120 - ouch). He didn't have one and when I explained what I had checked, he said could be that only one valve is opening. He suggested I remove one wire from each coil, turn the heater switch on and when I hear the spark igniter, touch a wire to one of the coils at a time. If it clicks, then it's fine, if it doesn't, then it could be the coil that needs replacing or the valve is stuck. If you see a spark as you touch the wire but no clicking, then it's a stuck valve. If there's no spark, then it's most likely a defective coil. A stuck valve can sometimes be freed by tapping with a screw driver.

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