Re: Hot water heater problems
Posted by paul wilder on September 19, 1999 at 17:20:31:
In response to Re: Hot water heater problems
: Have a Reliance 501 52 gallon hot water heater

: It used to supply enough hot water for at least three people to shower. Just recently it started running out of hot water before one person had showered.

: It has two heating elements so I am guessing that one of them has gone bad.

: Question 1
: The heater was installed less than a year ago by the previous owner. So I don't don't have a reciept and don't know where it was purchased. Is there any possibility I might still be able to get this covered under warranty ?

: Question 2
: What do you think is wrong ?

: Question 3
: I am willing to tackle this project on my own but have never taken a water heater apart before. Are there any good instructions on the web somewhere ?

: Cheers,
: Richard.

The problem sounds familiar. When we first purhased our home in 1993, we would run out of hot water when we used the jet tub and the shower shortly thereafter. The problem was solved by simply turning up the heat on the water heater. You may try that before any dismantling of the water heater.

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