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well if there is that much water to pump out id say you have bigger problems, it s ok to leave plugged in if you have a float switch to turn it off and on automatically

Water Water... | Answered on Sep 08, 2019 | 124 views

There are two common issues that can cause that: One is your system pressure is too high, another is the heat to set too high. That valve is a pressure and temperature control valve. it is also possible that it has become old and just failed, but more commonly the water heater fails faster... Cheers, Doc

Water Water... | Answered on Aug 27, 2019 | 122 views

There are several reasons your water heater could fail to ignite. Often, this issue is caused by the gas supply, so check to make sure your propane tank is full before you do anything else. If your gas valve or water valves are not fully opened, this could also cause the ignition to fail.

Water Water... | Answered on Aug 25, 2019 | 121 views

On 240 volt system the currant draw is 23 amps And on 110 volt system the draw is 50 amps . If the wiring can handle the above load plus the safety margin it would be safe.

Water Water... | Answered on Aug 23, 2019 | 120 views

thermopile should give off 600 millevolts to work .

Water Water... | Answered on Aug 21, 2019 | 167 views

call an engineer for the make of unit. It is burning too much gas in relation to air and just needs an adjustment.


(make of unit) service technician

Google will find you one close by.

Water Water... | Answered on Aug 15, 2019 | 125 views

Check to be sure you have gas. I know this is a long shot, but one of my renters had complained about no hot water. When I went out to check, the pilot light was out and I couldn't light it. Then checked the gas stove and it didn't light as well. Then I check the gas meter outside the house and it was turned off and locked. Apparently they hadn't paid their gas bill.

Water Water... | Answered on Aug 12, 2019 | 145 views

Replace is best.

Water Water... | Answered on Aug 12, 2019 | 129 views

A 50 gal. Electric wtr htr has two heating elements and one thermostat,there is usually a red reset button on the thermostat,make sure pwr to thermosat then to elements (if elements had pwr with no wtr in tank,they are toast,try reading continuity thru elements with pwr off,and wires disconnected (this will tell you if elements are good,if so check pwr on line (coming in from pwr source)and if you have pwr ,check the load side (pwr going to elements)if all is good with thermostat pwr in and out and both elements have pwr and are reading thru (continuinty)make sure temp dial is not at max (could have high temp shutout)remember 50 gal is gonna be 220v (black wire-line 1 hot wire,red wire-line 2 hot wire,white wire is usually neutral,but if there is no red wire,it could be your 2nd hot wire and green is ground wire,make sure it has a good ground.
Hope this helps,and good luck......

Water Water... | Answered on Jul 27, 2019 | 131 views

will need a conversion kit

Water Water... | Answered on Jul 14, 2019 | 130 views

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 | 126 views

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 | 123 views

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 | 119 views

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 | 150 views

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 | 126 views

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