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The water is leaking from the panel where you can control the temperature, can this be fixed?

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Turn off power.
Wet water heater can electrocute you.
Open following link to help troubleshoot leaking water heater.
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Re bosch16h water heater.my plumber bypassed the temperature limiter.should i be concerned?


Any time you bypass any type of regulator you risk putting everyone in the household in danger. For one, you cannot control the temperature of the water which, anything that is over 130*F (54*C) will cause scolding and blisters within just a couple of seconds.
Second, if there is no regulator then how will the unit know when to turn off the gas so it doesn't boil the water? I would be concerned with potential gas leaks and over-heating which can cause the water heater to explode.

I would have someone else come out and replace the limiter. Bypassing is a temporary fix to a more permanent problem.

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What would be the cause/s if the water heater was to overheat?


THERMOSTAT, inside or underneath the temperature control.
If the heater does overheat, the temperature/ pressure valve on the side of the heater will leak or spew water. This is so that the water heater does not explode. It is far more common for the valve itself to go bad.than the thermostat. The temperature/ pressure valve is a common replacement part. The thermostat is not available as a replacement part on most tanks.

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I replaced both elements and both thermostats and water still gets too hot.


there is a small screw in the control panel that sets the thermostat and by turning it anti clockwise you can lower the temperature of the water
all to the right is around boiling and all to the left is around 55 degrees c
thee is an automatic mixer that you can have fitted to the hot water outlet that is mixed with tap water to control the temperature to prevent scalding accidents
it is preset to a temperature at the tap of around 75 degrees C

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I have a Whirpool water heater Model No. E3z5ordo55cv the T&P valve is leaking I have replaced it twice in the past week. It is still leaking. Any suggestions ???



The T&P valve or temperature and pressure relief valve is placed on a hot water heater for safety. If it is still leaking after replacement either the temperature is too high causing excessive pressure or your house pressure regulator is set to high or has failed. The water heater has a thermostat to control the temperature. Check to make sure it isnt cranked all the way up. If the water heater is old there could be a lot of sediment build up. if sediment builds up near the temp sensor it will have to superheat the water above normal levels to heat the sediment up enough to shut off. Drain your water heater and flush out all the junk then try it again.

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I have a Reliance 606 natural gas water heater. It is 8 years old. The pilot light went out on it and I replaced it. I lit the heater and waited 30 minutes to check the water temperature. The bottom of the...


1) Bad gas control thermostat, or thermostat has come out of calibration, or water leak running hot water out of tank.
Turn up temperature.
Replace gas control valve.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-temperature-on-water-heater.html

2) Clean air intake, put ear against pipes and listen for water leak, check that flame is clear blue and that combustion gasses are flowing up the vent pipe and not blocked.

3) Call service technician.

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Water won't stay hot long


1) Thermostat may be bad, or out of calibration. Set temperature higher, and/or troubleshoot by type of gas control.
Copy following link to troubleshoot by type of gas control valve:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-temperature-on-water-heater.html


2) Dip tube broken
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-dip-tube.html

3) Water leak running hot water out of tank.
Turn off all taps and put ear against pipe listening for water leak.

Dec 08, 2012 | Water Heaters

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Want to raise the water temp


Stand alone water heaters have temperature controls in different locations.

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Most residential electric water heaters operate on 240 volts. Please, shut off power first whenever you need open or remove panels for adjustments or servicing.

"Traditional" electric water heaters have them behind removable panels - like the top and bottom gray panel on the water heaters on the right side of the photo. Both panels have adjustable controls behind them and both should be adjusted to the same setting.

Some newer electric water heaters use electronic controls. These may be accessible without removing panels and even have digital displays. Others have controls that are located on the top of the heater - behind a panel. Electronically controlled water heaters may or may not need to be powered on when making adjustments. Check your manual if in doubt.

Gas (propane & natural gas) type water heaters have the temperature control on the gas valve. There are often two controls on the valve, one for the pilot (off, light and on positions) and a second for temperature adjustment.

A tankless water heater built into your home's furnace is controlled by an "aquastat". An aquastat is a fancy term for a thermostat to control water temperature. A typical aquastat is mounted directly on or very near the furnace and looks like this:

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Inside, are several temperature settings. Here's a photo of the interior of the Honeywell aquastat:


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The Hi dial should never be set to a value lower than the Lo dial. "Safe" settings are Hi = 180, Lo = 160 and Diferential (above "Lo") = 10. You'll need to tweak these up a bit to make water hotter. You should read more about settings for these aquastats here. Skip down to the section titled "What Settings To Use on a Heating Boiler Aquastat Combination Control"

I hope this helps & good luck!

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Ignition problem: I have a gas hot water system: RINNAI CORPORATION; MODEL:REU-2008W-A the panel display temperature as 40C, when open the tap, the temperature display dropped to 12C, and no...


This is an error code 12, not 12 degrees. You have a short on your low voltage side by the sounds of it.. First disconnect the controllers inside the heater. Turn of the power first, 2 screws top and bottom to take the frnot panel off. Follow the low voltage wires (not the power point ones) to the PCB on the ride side and disconnect them both. Panel back on, power on and try the heater again. If this fixes it you have a short circuit in the controller or the wires leading to it. If not the most likely short circuit is on the thermal fuse which loops around the heat exchanger. This will need an expert, Perth has plenty north and south of the river. Give Rinnai a ring first, they have some good staff in Perth who might help.

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Have a GE GG40T6A gas hot water tank. Leaking really bad out of the pressure relief valve. It is a rental property, gas was off to the house (tenants moved out in the night). When the gas company turned...


12 year old water heater is getting near the end.
Some tanks last 20 years, but that's the exception.
To find exact age of your brand water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/WaterHeaterSerialNumberDecoder.pdf

Leaking TP valve:
1) Lift TP lever and gently lower back into position to see if that stops leak.
Occasionally something gets stuck in the valve.
2) Sometimes water heater temperature gets turned up because heater is not producing as much hot water as before, and higher temps cause TP to release pressure because of overheating.
Dial temperature down to 120 degrees.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html

3) If steps above don't fix problem, replace TP valve >> TP valves have 125 or 150 degrees rating >>> older tank shouldn't be running above 125 because higher temps cause more pressure on tank, so thermostat should be lower than 125 degrees TP rating.
Buy replacement TP at any hardware store + a roll of teflon tape to seal pipe threads.
Turn gas control to pilot ... this will keep pilot lit but burner will not fire.
Let water cool, and then drain some water out of tank.
If TP valve is on side of tank, then open drain on side of tank and drain water until it is lower than valve level. Open bathtub spigot to let air into line.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-will-not-drain.html
Be careful around water that is higher than 120 degrees F >> you can get burned quickly >> apply cold water to any burn.
Use pipe wrench and unscrew TP valve counterclock-wise.
Install new TP and put teflon tape on threads.
Re-fill tank completely and open tub valve on hot side until water is running >> then turn gas control back to original position.
Do not fire up any water heater before tank is completely full of water or this could damage tank.

To read more preventative information about water heater leaks and age problems:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-at-bottom-of-water-heater.html

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Water leaking from overflow.


This is not an "overflow". It is a Temperature/pressure relief valve. Sometimes they leak with age or build up solids in valve preventing them from closing completely. This is the single most important safety device on your water heater. If one of the thermostats is malfunctioning, the TPR valve will relieve. If the pressure rises too high, it will also relieve. You can replace the valve, but be sure it is the same temperature and pressure rating. You will need to turn the water off and drain some of the water prior to removing the valve. Don't forget to reinstall the down pipe that directs floor to floor or drain. If a new one leaks also, suspect your temperature control. Water heaters can be bombs if the safeties are not working properly

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