My water heater is very slow to warm water to take a shower with. I cannot find the manual for it, and have no experience adjusting a heater. Heard am supposed to drain the heater at times need advice
first im going to assume its an electric model , as this is what ill describe on how to adjust and repair .
electric water heaters have two sets of heaters inside them , one that maintains a water heat temp and one that heats the incoming water (sometimes refered to as instant )
looking on sideof heater there should be two covers , one towards top and one kinda at the bottom , the cover at top can be removed to expose the instant water heat temp , now care needs to be taken here as power is exposed and present , looking inside here should reveal a round thing with two screws on it , kinda looks lke a large bolt with two screws on it , this is the heater coil , and just next to it a rectangular thing with six screws on it this is the thermostat , if should have a tiny dial on it and be marked off in degress numbers , this dial should be set 10 to 20 higher than bottom heater (under bottom cover exact same thing there .) if not use plastic knife (table ware ) NOt metal to turn setting till this is achieved , this is how to adjust it , but by your description I suspect one of your heaters has gone open and not heating anymore , they do sell simple kits to repair your own heater and there not expensive less than fifty bucks and most times can be done by owner (follow instructions to letter ) or your in for a mess or worse
and yes once a year you should drain off a few buckets of water from bottom tap to keep sediments from damaging heaters
Jun 03, 2017 |
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