Trouble shoot Gas Hot water heater (Polite light going out)

Gas Hot Water heaters

Why do my Polite light keep going out ?
1. Check to see if the gas is on at the Water Heater and out side meter (easy over look)
2. Could be a bad thermo coupling
3. Thermostat control valve malfunctioning
4. If the Hot Water Heater flue pipeis connected to the same main flue pipe
That the furnace is hook to. When the furnace kicks on
It can blow out the polite light with back pressure.
5. Water heater in a very hot place. This is some thing that happens
in some parts of Texas like Houston. Where the hot water heater are install
In the attic. The attic can get very hot so hot that it well shut off the
hot water heater. The newer Hot Water Heaters that they have out
Today have a safety device that will cut off the hot water heater completely
Just in case it over heats for your safety. The temperatures in the attic can easy
Assed the 200 or more degrees and the water heater will shut down at around 160 Degrees.
Some hot water heater Manufacture will tell you these hot water heater are not design for the
Attic. But luck has it that some Manufacture will send you out a part that will over ride the attic
Heat and keep your hot water heater functioning. If you have this problem look on the side of your
Hot Water Heater and get the 1-800 Number give them a call and the manufactory will help you.

Not Getting enough hot water
1. Dip tub inside Hot Water Heater is broken off.
2. Thermostat control valve malfunctioning
3. Very old water heater with calcium built up inside (replace Water Heater)

Hot Water Heater making Loud popping Noise
1. To much calcium built in hot water heater
( You can flush the Hot Water Heater out, But that not a guarantee fix
And can be a difficult job. Save Time have it replace)

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One Response to “Trouble shoot Gas Hot water heater (Polite light going out)”

  1. plumberx Says:

    1.Make sure the area the Plumbing is going to work in is clear of debris or hazards chemicals and cleaners. Remove boxes or any books furniture also that may be in the way. Why because some Plumbers will not work in hazards condition and If they do have to move every thing in the way out of the way to make plumbing work area safe and clean it will cost Plumbing rates or more.
    2.Your kids are very cute, but please make sure your child or children are not in the way of the plumber and not playing with the plumbers tools, YES! this happens. A plumber would love to answer all your kids question after all the plumber is on the clock.
    3.Please any animals dogs cat’s etc. I love animals my self , but put your animals away when the plumber is there. You never know some plumbers may be allergic to animal.
    4.Don’t help the Plumber unless he or she ask. Although your gesture is very much appreciated it’s just that some time home owner may be in the way and make the job more difficult. As Plumber I know you want to be helpful and we are grateful for you kindness.
    5.Following the Plumber all around the house not a good idea. Even the best plumber needs to focus on he or she job. When the costumer is following plumber around the house and talking it makes it hard for the plumber to concentrate on what he or she should be doing. We love to answer all your question, but this should be done before the job starts. It’s kind of like a back seat driver or some one reading over your shoulders.
    6.Before the Plumber starts. Give the plumber some history of the problem if you can, be honest about the problem if you worked on it before the plumber got there that’s OK we all do it. I work in my car before I go to the Auto shop and I’m not a car mechanic I’m trying to save money like you it happens what‘s done is done. Who knows you just may not have had the time to wait for the plumber. The more you tell the truth about the problem the faster the plumber can fix it. Ask your question before the plumber starts not after the job is done.
    Know were your water or gas cut off is. Yes the Plumber can find it but if you want to get the plumber in and out fast and cut down on you hourly rate know as much about your plumbing has possible. Time is enemy don’t let it get away.

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