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Hello My hot water heater suddenly has earth lekage. What could be the problem.

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The element will probably need replaceing real soon now....

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Why does the water suddenly runs COLD after many minutes of running hot?


Unless you are using a tankless hot water heater, there is a limited amount of hot water available in the tank. Electric and gas water tanks need time to recover after use, and if you are using heavily, it can exhaust the available supply. That said, there are a couple reasons why you may have less hot water than seems normal. In both electric and gas water heaters, silt can form in the bottom of the tank. This will build up over time and displace water. It also reduces the heating efficiency of gas units. There is a drain valve on the bottom of water heater tanks to allow for purging of this silt periodically, but few ever do it. You could also have, in the case of an electric hot water heater, a bad element or thermostat. Most electric heaters have an upper and lower element and thermostat. If one fails the other will still work, but the water takes longer to get hot and will deplete faster.

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How can I troubleshoot and fix my gas water heater?


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I have two wires going to my hot water heater red and black but no ground but the inspector says i need to connet a ground line toi the green screw on the electrical pannel on the top of the hot water...


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Hello we have Bradford hot water tank model #MI65R6DS13. Our problem, I keep having to press the tanks reset switch for us to get hot water. At the same time after I press the reset switch we have hot...


No the top thermostat is the first place I would start to replace. They run about 14.00 more than likely it isn't controling right. Turn power supply to water heater off and replace thermostat.

If you was getting scalding hot and then turning cold without tripping the thermostat it would be the top element working and the bottom one bad.
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I have replaced my electric water heater and I have checked everything I can think of and I still run out of hot water in 3 minutes. What on earth is the problem.


3 minutes?? does the water run cold then? or just warm?
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