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Shooting out hot steamy water at intervals.

The water heater made a steamy noise when no water was being used. Later when you turn on the hot water is spits out hot steamy water.

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Hi,
You have a bad thermostat...most likely the top one, but it could be the bottom one... if it is the bottom one replace the top one also as it should be kicking the reset button and is not...

The way to tell which one it is, will be to test the elements to see which one is stuck on... it will be the one with the power still going to it... it is not shuttind down on temperature like it should...

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