There are several things that can wear out or stop working on your water heater, resulting in what may seem like the hot water not working in your house. Once you have identified the source of the problem, a trip to a major hardware store and a few common tools can get things heated up again.
No Hot Water – Electric Water Heaters
There are only a few reasons why an electric water heater will not function at all. Start troubleshooting by looking at these areas:
Grounded Element – A failed heating element can ground out. Water heater element replacementwould be necessary.
Grounded Thermostat – A failed thermostat may short to ground. Replace the component.
Accidental Grounding – Look for foreign objects shorting across wiring connections.
Tripped Reset Button – Tripping repeatedly could be the sign of a failed reset button. Replace the component.
Wire Short – Frayed or scratched wiring could lead to a direct short. Replace all defective wiring immediately to prevent potential fire.
Water Leak – Leaking elements can sometimes be tightened, and can be replaced if tightening does not work. A leaking tank means the water heater must be replaced.
Undersized Fuse or Breaker – Replace the faulty device with one rated for more amperage.
Weak Breaker – Circuit breakers can fail over time and need to be replaced. Replace the breaker.
Call Shoreline Plumbing for any emergency hot water services on 0478 645 704