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The water in the bathtub won't shut off. Its a one lever on off. I turned the cold water off but the hot water still leaks out of the fill tube a little bit. Why won't the valve shut off the water

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Washer and or cartridges have failed and need to be replace to stop your leaking faucet. If it becomes to bad before you can repair them, you may wish to shut off the hot water valve to keep it from wasting hot water.

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My hot water tanks turns on but no hot water. Their is a lot of air in the line


Double check that by-pass valves are in proper position, as well as any winterizing valve is in the off position. Some units have a winterizing valve and hose to put in jug for winterizing, that needs to be shut off otherwise it will suck air. Back of water heater- lower fitting is for cold water in, valve should be open, and top fitting is for hot out, which should be open as well. Any valves that may be in between those 2 lines such as a "t" between lines should be in off position. Keep in mind, water heater has to fill first before any good pressure will come out taps. I normally open bathtub hot tap because it\'s less mess and let it run until i get good steady flow from faucette, then do the rest, hot cold.

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How to replace a Water Heater Pressure Relief (TP) Valve


A conventional storage water heater has a small valve screwed into its tank that is designed to relieve built-up steam pressure if the water heater overheats--othewise, the pressure could cause the water heater to explode.

This valve has several names, including temperature and pressure relief valve, pressure relief valve, T&P valve, or--in its shortest form--TP valve. As TP valves get old, they can begin to drip or leak and may need to be replaced.
Though it is recommended that you periodically test this device by lifting its little lever to make sure it is working, doing this with an old valve can cause it to leak. With this in mind, be ready to shut off the water supply to the water heater and replace the TP valve if this happens when you test.
Here is how to replace a TP valve:
1. Shut off the cold water and gas or electricity coming to the water heater.
2. Drain the water from the tank until the water level is below the valve. To do this, run hot water at any faucet, shower, or bathtub.
3. Raise the lever on the valve to release any excess pressure. Loosen the valve by turning it counter-clockwise with a wrench, and then remove it slowly. If water begins to pour out, screw it back in and drain more water from the tank. Note: The water may be hot unless you've allowed time for it to cool!
4. Put pipe-thread tape on the threads of the TP valve and then screw it in, turning clockwise. Tighten it with a wrench.
5. Turn the cold water supply and gas or electricity back on and, for a gas water heater, relight the pilot light if necessary.

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How do I fill and turn on my rheem 82v52-2


82V52-2 is typical 240Volt 50-gallon electric water heater.
Water heater has to be full of water before turning on power.
This is true for gas and electric water heater.

Once water pipes are connected, you are ready to fill tank.
Turn on cold water shut-off so water enters tank.
Open bathtub spigot on hot side.
When tank is full, water comes out of tub spout full stream.
Let the water run until there is no more air coming out.
Next, open TP lever on water heater for a moment, and this will bleed out last pocket of air.
TP valve is located on upper part of tank, on the side or on top. It is a brass valve with silver-colored lever. Lift lever for a moment and water will exit tank down the overflow tube.
Water heater is full.
Turn on 240Volt circuit breaker going to water heater.

Other links with electric water heater information:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-water-heater-drain-valve.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Clean-sediment-out-of-water-heater.html#cleanelectric
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-it-works.html

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I installed the Fluidmaster 401LG Fill valve but when I turn the water back on, water leaks from the water supply tube.


Hi,
Did you change the supply tube also...many times the old one will not seal to a new fill valve.

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Bought a hot water heater made by whirlpool for 2 weeks only had enough hot water to fill 1/4 of the tub then the water turned cold . They have replaced the hot water heater and still has same problem....


The down tube in the tank has fallen off or the hot and cold lines are reversed at the tank. I'm going to assume it is gas , if its electric you need to test the heating elements for continuity and temp settings. as well as the down tube in the top of the tank that sends the cold water feed to the bottom of the tank..

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My Reliance 606 40 gallon water heater only heats up enough hot water to fill a bathtub. We've drained it, the pilot light is fine, it heats up the water really hot, but it just doesn't seem to be able to...


How big is your bathtub? Is your water heater set on the hottest setting? What is the temperature of the hot water at the tap?

Keep in mind that hot water can cause severe burns. Children and those with diminished mental capacity can be seriously harmed by hot water.

The "40 Gallon" rating on the water heater is usually the amount of hot water the unit can produce in one hour. So the tank, and the amount of immediately available hot water, might be smaller than 40 gallons.

My bathtub is 2 feet wide by 1 foot deep and 4 feet long. This is 8 cubic feet or almost 60 gallons. So a 40 gallons of water at 120 degrees, mixed with 20 gallons of cold water (60 degrees), fills the tub with 100 degree water. My January cold water is 42 degrees, so it will take 40 gallons at 129 degrees to fill the tub. If the tub is cold to start it will take even hotter water.

So the water heater might be just fine.

Possible solutions:
1. turn the temperature up on your water heater- or the temperature control could be malfunctioning and not getting the water hot enough.
2. insulate your hot water pipes so that the water loses less heat on the way to the tub.
3. bigger water heater.
4. smaller bathtub, or less full bathtub.


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My mixet bathtub faucet only produces hot water


single lever facets do this all the time

flip the facet leverover
ie remove lever and spin the center gut 180 degrees re install the lever and wala you have hot and cold water
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remove cold line over bucket open valve you have water then you have a bad faucet
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I have an Eago AM128JDCLZ Deluxe Whirlpool Bathtub and cannot for the life of me get any hot water when filling it up. It has a thermostat control dial but no matter which way I turn it the water...


turn the thermostat all the way to the right to its highest setting and leave it there. it will only maintain the temperature of the water you put in the tub. so if you start with 98 F water it will not heat it up to hot water. Bathtub heaters ONLY maintain the temperature of the water.

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Water level switch doesn't shut off the water


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The water fill valve - The water fill valve is a mechanical and electrical part, the coils on the valve need electricity to mechanically open the valve to allow the water to flow into the washer....myth....the washer pumps water into itself...no, it does not. The fill valve opens and the house water pressure pushes the water into the washing machine.
No cold water or no hot water - The fill valve has two coils, one for the hot water and one for the cold water. It is possible that one of the coils can fail and you loose that filling ability. If the cold water coil quits, the hot will still work and during warm fill you will get hot water only and during a cold fill you will get no water at all. If the hot coils quits, you will still have cold water fill, cold water only on a warm setting and no water on a hot fill setting. You can No cold water or no hot water - The fill valve has two coils, one for the hot water and one for the cold water. It is possible that one of the coils can fail and you loose that filling ability. If the cold water coil quits, the hot will still work and during warm fill you will get hot water only and during a cold fill you will get no water at all. If the hot coils quits, you will still have cold water fill, cold water only on a warm setting and no water on a hot fill setting. You can test a fill valve live for 120 volts, power to a fill valve coil and no fill = a bad fill valve. You can also test the coils for continuity, no continuity = a bad fill valve. Some Maytag washers have a fuse in the fill valve circuit, if this fuse let go the washer will not fill. Fill valves can also from time to time stick open and not stop filling. If you have to shut off the fill valves to stop the water from filling in the washer, you have a bad fill valve and you will have to replace it.


Water level controls - The water level control is also know as a pressure switch, this is where you set the water level ( small - medium - large ). The water level control is responsible to shut off the power to the fill valve and direct that power to the timer so the washing machine can start up. The WLC has electrical contacts in it that sends power to the fill valve and when the WLC is satisfied the water level is correct the electrical contacts open power to the fill valve and send the power to the timer and the washer starts. Picture of this here. How the water level control knows when it is time to shut the water off is, a air tight hose runs from the outer washer tank to the water level control. As the water fills the outer tank air is pushed up the hose, depending on which setting you have made ( small- medium - large ) is takes a certain amount of this pressure to make the WLC cycle over and shut off the water and send this power to the timer. If this hose develops a leak or a pin hole the washer can over fill as the WLC may not be able to shut the water off. The water level control can also break down and allow the washer to over fill as well.
Testing a  water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a Testing a  water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a ohm meter or a volt meter. Testing a  water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a ohm meter or a volt meter. Testing a  water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a ohm meter or a volt meter.
A couple of tips from readers (Thankx!! ):
~ If you have a loose hose on the water level control or tank end, use a plastic wire tie to help hold the hose tighter and make a tight fit.
~ The water level tube (tube that runs from the square box), access panel on the outer drum where the bleach tube also ends) from the pressure sensor switch (front panel) can become clogged.  Or the two holes from the outer tub into this square box panel on the outside of the outer tub can become clogged. Either clog, I am told by my help repair guy can cause the sensor to think that there is still too much water in the tub and so will not allow motor to activate spin.
~ If the water level control contact is bad, it may also stop the filling ok, but not tell the washer to start agitating.

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HOTPOINT WD62 FILLS WITH WATER WHEN NOT BEING USED


Hi,

All washing machines have a solenoid valve for turning on and shutting off the water coming in, one for the hot water and one for cold. It sounds like one of them has a slow leak.

Try shutting off the cold water supply to the machine for a day and see if the tub fills with water. Next try shutting off the hot water supply and leaving the cold supply on. This will tell you which valve is leaking.

This solenoid valve is something you can buy from an appliance parts company. In some cases, someone handy may even be able to disassemble it and replace a washer that is leaking.

Until it is repaired, you can get by with shutting off the water supply when you are not using the machine or shutting off the supply that is leaking. For example, if it's the hot water supply valve that is leaking, just shut off the hot and do only cold water washing.

-Vince

Oct 03, 2008 | Hotpoint Washing Machines

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