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To diagnose a water heater problem, check the pilot light, listen for irregular sounds, check the surrounding areas for moisture and water leakage, and check the dip tube. It may be necessary to contact a professional te... More »

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Information on water heater problems can be found on websites that have a do-it-yourself plumbing section, such as FamilyHandyman.com or WaterHeaterRescue.com. Replacement parts for a water heater can be found at hardwar... More »

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Some common problems with water heater thermostats include the temperature being set too low, improper wiring or installation and a bad heating element, notes HomeAdditionPlus.com. Water heater thermostat problems range ... More »

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In a hot water heater, the dip tube is a pipe in the heater's water tank that is connected to the cold water input source. The function of this tube is to provide a path directly to the bottom of the tank for cold water ... More »

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The major parts of a Powerflex water heater include the tank, blower, burner, pilot assembly, flue baffle, thermostat, heat traps, anode rod, cold water dip tube and a drain tube. Supplemental parts are found within or a... More »

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To repair an electric water heater, you must first identify the specific problem. Generally, electric water heater problems include inability to heat water, overheating water and water leakage. More »

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The method of repairing an electric water heater depends on the machine's specific problem. Common problems of electric water heaters include failure to heat water, production of excessively hot water and water leaks. Fi... More »

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