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How do you troubleshoot an EverKleen water heater?

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Troubleshoot an EverKleen water heater by checking for common issues such as incorrectly set thermostats, faulty heating elements and defective temperature and pressure relief valves. While examining these issues, look for more complex problems that require fixing.

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If an EverKleen water heater doesn't heat, check to see if the fuse has blown or the circuit breaker has tripped. If necessary, replace the fuse and reset the circuit breaker. Confirm that the thermostat is set correctly and that the igniter is working properly. If the pilot cannot be lit, consider replacing the igniter.

If the water heater is leaking, the temperature and pressure relief valve might be defective. If the relief valve begins to leak before the listed operating levels, replace it accordingly. If the problem persists, examine the drain valve. The drain valve is used to remove mineral deposits from the water heater’s tank. A leaking drain valve cannot be repaired and must be replaced.

If the water heater is too hot, examine the heating element and thermostat. Use a multimeter to test the heating element for continuity, and replace it if defective. Check whether the temperature of water in the faucet matches the temperature settings on the thermostat. If the temperatures differ, replace the thermostat.

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