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would need more information to assist but would try notifying old owner thru your agent for questions but look for a light fixture or outlet

Water Water... | Answered on Jul 14, 2019


You will burn up elements if there is no water in the tank when you power it up. There is a temperature adjustment on both thermostats. Most water heaters have 2 elements and 2 thermostats. The temp adjustment is a small white round thing usually, and behind the metal covers on the side.

Water Water... | Answered on Jul 06, 2019


The heating elements can also lose their power because of a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse, so check the fuse box. Burner or pilot failure: For a gas-powered heater, a burner unit below the tank contains the gas jets that ignite to transfer heatto the water in the tank

Water Water... | Answered on Jul 03, 2019


3 amp fuses seems low. What is the amperage of the unit? I don't know what unit you have, but doesn't it call for a 120volt breaker or fuse?

Water Water... | Answered on Jul 01, 2019


It sounds like the thermostat that operated gas valve is failing or the gas valve is bad. This is a repair left to professionals. Now I would price a new heater and install it myself. Repairing older heater is not a good idea, the rest of the heater is old and will fail.

Water Water... | Answered on Jun 30, 2019


Usually, anode rods are mounted through top.

Water Water... | Answered on Jun 30, 2019


The valve you purchased could be defective.

Water Water... | Answered on Jun 29, 2019


If its 1 blink every 3 seconds its normal operation.
Otherwise, this is the meaning of the various blinks:

No blinks = no poilet light (not enough power (in millivolts) to keep it lit.
2 flashes = insufficient voltage (in millivolts) to gas valve.
4 flashes = high water temperature (over heat sensor activated.
5 flashes = water temperature sensor failure.
7 flashes = gas control valve / thermostat failure.
8 flashes = Only occurs if the gas control valve or Temperature knob has been turned off And the thermocouple continued to produce electric power.
9 flashes = Combustion chamber temperature sensor open or shorted.
10 flashes = LDO occurrence was detected in the combustion chamber (contaminants).

Water Water... | Answered on Jun 28, 2019


Remove the pilot cover on the outside of the water heater. Turn the gas valve knob to "Light". Using a long fireplace match or long stem lighter light the pilot. Turn the knob to "run" or "on". Replace the cover. If it will not light or stay lit, you may need a new thermocouple. They are not that expensive, but replacing them yourself can be a pain.

Water Water... | Answered on Jun 26, 2019


Are we talking NG or LP?

Water Water... | Answered on Jun 21, 2019


Have you checked your main water supply into your system? Or fuse to heater!

Water Water... | Answered on Jun 18, 2019

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