Repairing Your Electric Water Heater in a Simple Way
Electric water heaters are one of our most durable and dependable household appliances. It’s also one of the plumbing system’s most expensive components. Some water heater issues, on the other hand, are simple to resolve. Here, we’ll go over the most common problems with electric water heaters and how to fix them. Before beginning the repair process, turn off the electricity to the electric water heater for safety reasons.
No Hot Water
The heating element is most likely not working if your system isn’t providing hot water. Lack of power to the heating components, a malfunctioning electric thermostat, and a faulty top electric heating element are all possible causes.
- Make sure the electric water heater’s thermostat has enough electricity.
- Any blown fuses should be replaced..
- Check to see if the upper heating system is working properly.
- If the electric heating element thermostat is suitably powered, replace the thermostat or heating equipment.
Inadequate Hot Water
High water heating demands, improper plumbing design resulting in crossed cold and hot water connections, or a low heating element thermostat can all lead to a water heater delivering insufficient hot water.
- Check that the water heater’s capacity matches the demand for hot water.
- Examine the connections to the hot water heater.
- Examine the heating elements for electrical continuity.
- If the upper or lower heating elements’ thermostats are found to be damaged, replace them.
Water Temperature Problems
The temperature of the water is frequently affected by changes in the thermostat, which can be either too cold or too hot. The only option is to adjust the thermostat settings for the heating element. The normal temperature range is between 40 and 60 degrees Celsius.
Water may leak from the hot water system’s valves, connectors, or tank. A malfunctioning temperature and pressure (T&P) relief valve, a rusted water tank, and loose bolts in the heating element are all possible causes.
- Flush the T&P valve to remove any debris. If leaks persist after flushing, replace it.
- Reduce the thermostat setting to prevent the tank from overheating.
- Make sure the heating elements’ mounting bolts are tight.
- If the water heater’s tank is corroded, it should be replaced.
Noise Inside the Tank
Boiling water sounds may be produced if the hot water storage tank overheats. The accumulation of silt in the tank may cause it to overheat. The water heater can be flushed to remove any sediments, which will solve the problem.