No Hot Water

WE HAVE NO HOT WATER?

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GAS WATER HEATERS:
Check to see if the pilot flame has gone out? this is the most common problem, if so, you may have to replace your thermo coupler, this device measures heat from your pilot flame, permitting your water heater to fire it’s main burner.

If you have replaced your thermo coupler and still no pilot flame or main burner still won’t fire then it could be your main gas control valve may be bad and needs replacing, if this is the case we usually recommend a new water heater, since the cost of replacing your main gas control valve is costly ($375 – $650).

Newer water heaters have heat sensors and/or combustible fuel, CO sensors and some have glass vile sensors that close a trap door thus cutting off the oxigen to the unit any one of these sensors may need replacement.

ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS:
Have four main components, a heating element may have gone bad and needs replacing, or a thermostat usually upper and lower or both have gone bad and needs replacing, careful “220 volts”.
Main panel box breaker may have tripped, stopping the flow of electricity to the water heater.

BOTH GAS & ELECTRIC:
Broken dip tube, this is common with older water heater, a broken dip tube will allow cold water as it enters your water heater tank to mix with the hot water giving you warm to cold water, even while the heater is working.

These are the most common problems. We always recommend having a professional water heater technician diagnose and repair your water heater problem.

If your water heater is over ten (10) years old it is professionally recommended to save any cost of repair and use that savings to apply to a new water heater replacement.


This is for informational purposes only.
We alway recommend having a professional water heater specialist properly
diagnose your water heater’s problem and perform the needed repair solutions.

GAS WATER HEATERS,

PROBLEM A, Pilot light won’t stay lit.

Solution #1
Check to see if the pilot flame has gone out? If so, it is the most common cause of a gas water heater failure that most service professional encounter. You may need to have your thermo coupler assembly replaced, this devise measures the heat from your pilot flame, sending a signal to the main gas control valve letting it know an ignition source is present, permitting your water heater to fire it’s main burner.

Solution #2
Your main gas control valve may be bad and needs replacing, This devise cannot be properly tested in the field,and no parts can be replaced, this unit is a factory sealed devise. This is always an expensive repair and given the age, history and condition of your water heater, we may recommend a water heater replacement as a solution to this problem.

PROBLEM B, Main burner won’t fire but, pilot is burning.

Solution #1
Possibly be a sensor gone bad and needs replacing, water heaters 2000 and newer now come with heat and or CO sensor.

Solution#2
No gas pressure or not enough pressure to allow the main gas control valve to work properly. The gas inlet connection to the water heater may need to be disaseambled and checked for debris, the gas pressure should be tested using a manometer that measures gas pressure, this diagnose should be performed by a specialist.

Solution #3
Your main gas control valve may be bad and needs replacing, This devise cannot be properly tested in the field,and no parts can be replaced in this factory sealed devise. This is always an expensive repair and given the age, history and condition of your water heater, we may recommend a water heater replacement as a solution to this problem.

FOR ELECTRIC WATER HEATERS,

PROBLEM A, Water is cold and won’t get hot.

Solution #1
Check the breaker marked “WATER HEATER” in the electric panel box, this may have simply tripped and may need resetting however, this may be a cause of other electrical problems going on within your water heater and should be diagnosed and repaired by a professional water heater technician.

Solution #2
Electric heating element(s) may have gone bad and needs replacing. Some water heaters have one, most have two and commercial electric water heaters have as many as twenty.

Solution #3
Thermostats usually upper and lower have gone bad and needs replacing, some water heaters only have one thermostat most have two, upper & lower. Careful “220 volts” these are the most common problems but, keep in mind their are many other reasons why you have no hot water. We always recommend having a professional water heater technician repair your water heater.
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