How Does an Electric Water Heater Work? — HVAC Repair & Troubleshooting Tips

Posted on: December 16, 2015 by in HVAC Maintenance Tips
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Water heater not heating or leaking water? This video provides information on how an electric water heater works and offers troubleshooting tips to assist you in diagnosing and repair.

Here is a list of the most commonly replaced parts associated with each water heater symptom:

Water heater does not heat: thermocouple, pilot, solenoid, draft inducer, ignition module
Water heater leak: temperature and pressure relief valve, drain valve
Water heater does not light: igniter, pressure switch, thermocouple, pilot, spark electrode
Water heater is too hot: thermostat assembly, heating element, thermostat

How to disassemble your water heater:

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All of the information provided in this electric water heater troubleshooting video is applicable to the following brands: AO Smith, Bradford White, Coleman, Lennox, Maytag

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