Hot Water problem

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by hooligan, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    Ok so I go to make some tea and the water is fine but its not getting hot, so I check the hot water heater and its lit but still no hot water.
    I let it run for over 10 mins and still no hot water, even thought the water pressure is normal.
    Anyone have any idea on what it wrong?
     
  2. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    thermal couple?
     
  3. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Is that a gas water heater? A tank or an instant water heater?
     
  4. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    Gas and I guess a tank, its as tall as me.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sounds like its broken... no hot water is no fun at all. Last time our electric one broke... it took a week to get a new one!!! UGH! We now have two in series so that there is never cold water unless the power goes out.
     
  6. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    But do gas ones that are lit just break and have no hot water?
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2008
  7. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    So the pilot light is on, but maybe the heater isn't working...or you have a teenager in your house that just took a long hot shower without telling you:>)
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    No idea, we don't get gas service out here. I sure hope its not really broken and it's something else. Best of luck.
     
  9. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    They have a thermal couple that you can replace. The thermal couple heats your water in the tank. Just like electric ones have heater elements and they also go bad and have to be replaced, does not mean the whole tank needs replacing.
     
  10. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    Quote:If I had a teenager showering in my house I would be a little freaked out (30 with no kids LoL)

    The pilot and the little 'ring of fire' is going like normal just no hot water...
     

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