(Closed) Does anyone know anything about electric water heaters?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Ooh, I’m not sure! I believe MissPumpkinPie’s Fiance is a plumber though, maybe try PMing her?

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I would turn the heat setting up.  120 is pretty low; that’s the recommended setting for child safety, so the standard setting for adults must be higher than that. 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

This happened to us, and we had to replace the water heater. If the house is only a year old, then you should have a warranty or something. If its something with the water heater itself, then there will definitely be one. But you should have gotten at least a year, but more common is 3 or 5 with new houses

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

It might not be the water heater at all. This happened to us when we moved into our house after it had been empty for awhile. If you’re getting hot water in other places it’s probably not the heater.

In our case the shower/tub in one of the bathrooms wouldn’t get hot, but everywhere else did. It has one of those single handle controls for the hot/cold water. Turned out that inside the little valve where it lets the hot water comes thru was clogged with buildup of yuck.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The mixing valve (which would be in the wall for the bathtub) could be messed up.  (The mixing valve is what mixes the hot with the cold water when you turn the handle(s)). 

If you are getting hot water everywhere else, your water heater is fine.

If you only turn on the bath tub (not the shower) do you stil lhave the same problem?

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