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No Hot Water – Gas Water Heaters
If you have no hot water whatsoever this would indicate the heating element is probably not working. A gas water heater will have a pilot flame and a way to set it to “on”, “off”, and “pilot”, electric water heater will have a power cord plugged into an outlet or direct power.
If you have a gas water heater you may need to remove a side panel to see if the pilot light is on, if there is no flame you will find a knob with the choices “on”, “off”, “Pilot”, you can relight the pilot flame by:
Check to make sure the thermostat is not to low, you can reset it by turning it all the way down and then raising it back up to about 130 degrees Fahrenheit. You should hear the water heater kick on after a few moments.
No Hot Water:
An electric water heater has its own circuit breaker or fuse, newer homes would be a circuit breaker and you may simply need to switch the breaker back to on. If it is a fuse box you may find a fuse burned out and you need to replace the fuse.
Thermostat set to low:
Just like the Gas water heater, you may need to adjust the thermostat on the water heater. The normal range is about 130 degrees Fahrenheit. You can reset it by turning the temperature all the way down and then back up again and in a few moments you would hear it turn on.
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