Water Heater makes tone.

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Ladynj, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Ladynj

    Ladynj New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2013
    Location:
    Missouri
    Some times my water heater gives out a loud tone, when it's heating up, sometimes not always. I've seen posts about banging and thumping but not about a tone. Last night it went off and it was so loud it woke me up.
    It's about four years old. I have really bad water here so, every spring and fall, I take the bottom element out and clean the tank with a shopvac and hose to get all the sediment out. Sometimes I replace the element sometimes not. This last time about a month ago, I decided I would go ahead and replace the top element too since I can't remember if or when I've ever done it. Now a month later this sometimes tone.
    Anyone know why? Thanks
     
  2. MichaelBukay

    MichaelBukay Plumber

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2013
    Occupation:
    CA Plumbing Contractor, Working for the man in CO
    Location:
    Conifer, Colorado
    sometimes when I fill a heater for the first time the water lines (assuming they are flexes/corrugated) make a high-pitched tone. Usually subsides after the tank is full. Maybe the water lines? Also, I once had a problem with a water pressure regulator near the water heater. It had debris in it and made a noise when the water would run through the piping. It turned out when the main water to the house was shut off to service the heater, some debris from the shut-off valve was knocked loose and gummed up the regulator. hope this helps.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2013
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

     
Similar Threads: Water Heater
Forum Title Date
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Bosch Aquastar tankless 1600 water heater firing up on it's own Monday at 11:44 PM
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Converting direct vent gas water heater? Aug 3, 2016
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Drained water heater, flow worse Jul 26, 2016
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Reliance Water heater age Jul 25, 2016
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Water Heater Pressure/Temperature Relief Line Jun 23, 2016

Share This Page