What Is Common Water Heater Problems?

What Is Common Water Heater Problems?

Your water heater is an important appliance in your home that you use daily. Without your water heater, you cannot take your shower or wash your dishes comfortably.

Whether you have an electric or gas water heater, there are many water heater problems that you may face. However,there is a solution to every problem so, don’t worry about any water heater problem. Here are the most common water heater problems and how to deal with them properly.

No Hot Water If you have a gas water heater and there is no water, check the pilot to make sure that its light is on. If the pilot light is on, you may have a problem with the thermonuclear. You can clean or replace it if you want.

In case you have an electric water heater, check your breaker box. That is because it can be no water because of the circuit breaker. If every thing is good, check the heating elements and the thermostat to replace the cause of the problem and solve your problem.

Water Heater Leaking Water heater leaks from the tank or the bottom.It can leak when your drain valvegets broken or when there is too much pressure on any of its components. This problem is a complicated one because it needs a specialist to inspect your water heater to know the real reason for its leaking.


In this case, it is not advisable to handle this problem yourself, get the help of a specialist.


Not Enough Hot Water To run out of your hot water during your shower is an annoying situation.In case you get less amount of water than you used to get, check the thermostat of your water heater, it can be not working correctly.

If you want to get more amount of water than you get, buy a new bigger water heater. Even if you want to always have hot water, buy a tank-less water heater.

Dirty Or Colored Water Rusty water is a sign that your water heater is rusting.The solution for this case is to replace the anode rod with a magnesium one. In addition, rotting anode rod causes bad odors that you can smell in the water.

To clean your water heater from this smell, deal with the pipes and the tank using hydrogen peroxide to clean them. If you want, you can replace your water heater.


Too Cold Or Hot Water Temperature If you face this problem, check the thermostat. In case you find them too low or too high, modify them as you need.Even if this doesn’t solve your problem, it may be a problem with your thermostat and you need to replace it.

Moreover,rust and sediment inside your sink aerators lead to low hot water pressure. Check and clean it to get the hot water temperature that you want.

Noisy Water Heater In case your water heater makes noises it can be because of scale buildup or because of a leak in your water heater.In most cases, the noise of a water heater is a normal thing. It happens as normal result of expanding.

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