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Hot Water Heater Trouble shoot

December 5, 2009

Gas Hot Water heaters

Why do my Pilot light keep going out ?
1. Check to see if the gas is on at the Water Heater and out side meter (easy over looked)
2. Could be a bad thermo coupling
3. Thermostat control valve malfunctioning
4. If the Hot Water Heater flue pipe is connected to the same main flue pipe
That the furnace is hook to. When the furnace kicks on
It can blow out the pilot 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
exceed 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 Manufacture 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’s not a guaranteed fix
And can be a difficult job. Save Time have it replace)