Hot Water Heater Not Working Here S What You Need To Know
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Like any household appliance, water heaters are instruments that are prone to the effects of age and wear-and-tear.Fortunately for the DIY'er, they're not overly-complicated instruments, and troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing them is often times quite easy.
First Things First: Gas v.Electric Gas and electric water heaters both operate on the same basic principle that heat rises: Cold water enters the top of the tank, travels down a 'dip tube', and empties into the bottom where it's heated by a heating mechanism.
The hot water then rises to the top of the tank where it exits through the heat out pipe.The heating mechanism in gas-powered water heaters is a simple gas burner.A thermostat inside the tank detects the temperature of the water - if it falls below a certain degree, the gas supply valve at the top of the tank will open and flow down into the burner, which is lit by either a pilot flame or an electric ignitor, depending on the type of tank.
A pilot flame is a small flame that burns continuously just below the burner.When the thermostat signals for the gas valve to open, gas flows into the burner and is ignited by the pilot...