How do I repair my hot water heater?

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How do I repair my hot water heater?

How do I repair my hot water heater?

Below are some of the steps that you need to follow when your water heater fails to produce hot water, and a bypass isn’t working.

  1. Switch off the breaker in the water heater’s circuit at the service panel.
  2. Fetch out the access panel for the upper heating element on the water heater.
  3. Remove the insulation and the plastic safety guard – you need to be careful not to be in contact with the wires or electrical terminals.
  4. Press the red button – this is the high-temperature cutoff reset button. It’s located just above the thermostat.
  5. Replace the access panel, safety guard and insulation.
  6. Switch on the heater’s circuit breaker.
  7. If all this doesn’t work, consider reaching out to a plumber or electrician to have the issue fixed.

What is the most common cause of problems in a hot water heating system?

The most experienced problem by those having water heaters is water leaks. This is the most common problem. The reason behind this is that, after some time, your water heater will finally leak since the water rusts the tank and also creates tiny cracks or fractures. Contact us today to fix all your water heater problems including leaks today.

Where is the reset button on a hot water heater?

Upon searching your water heater carefully, you will stumble on a reset button. However, you need to know that it always has a red button and it’s always found close to the thermostat. Sometimes, it may be hidden beneath a removable metal panel on the unit and down the insulation.

Can you fix a water heater yourself?

Well, some may be able to fix their water heaters, however, fixing a water heater is considered no average task. You need to have plumbing, electrical, and heating ventilation skills to be able to complete the task successfully. With that being the case, leave us a message to fix your water heater today.

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