Re: Electric Hot Water Problems
Posted by damacleod on December 21, 19100 at 22:29:23:
In response to Re: Electric Hot Water Problems
I had a chance to check the temp. on the thermostats and I turned them down a little more.
This seemed to stop the water from flowing out the relief valve, but the water is still very hot and not so plentiful.
Does this narrow down my problem or should I just dig deep and pay someone to come and look at it.

: You should have a plumber check the water heater. He should check both thermostats and both elements for proper operation. Normally, the upper thermostat's reset button should trip before the relief valve opens, so you may have more than one problem.

: : I have an electric hot water heater, and I have a problem.
: : It seems that it heats up the water and then blows it off the relief valve once it gets hot.
: : Is this a problem with the relief valve or is it my thermostat or element?
: : I checked the temperature of the thermostats and they are not turned up very high, well at least It did not seem so.
: : How do I check my thermostats and elements to see if they are working properly?
: : I am comfortable trying this myself, any helpful hints/tips would be greatly appreciated.
: : Thanks

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