Bradford white question

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Stbentoak, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Stbentoak

    Stbentoak New Member

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    I have a 40 gal nat gas BW heater that is appx 2 yrs old. Recently it seems like the thermostat on the unit only works appx 50 % of the time. It is set on the median suggested mark and once or twice a week it will run out of hot water and the unit will not call for heat to keep it warm. If i turn it up towards really hot it will fire and heat the tank and shut off like normal and then maybe work a day or so normally.
    It there something that needs to be cleaned / adjusted or replaced that makes sense? Some kind of sensor?
    It is in a relatively clean environment in a basement,(Some minor pet hair etc) but nothing crazy. I would appreciate any help/ suggestions.

    Thanks
    Stbentoak:)
     
  2. Cookie

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    As long as this is not a power vent heater it is likely that the thermostat is going bad. You will probably have to replace the thermostat/gas valve. That should take care of the problem.
     
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