• If your water heater is leaking, you need to replace it. • Lower the thermostat setting on your water heater to120° F. For each 10° F reduction, This will save you around 4 to 9 percent in water heating costs. If you don’t know your water
The thermostat senses when the tank drops below a certain pre-set temperature and causes the burner to come on. If you notice any leaking around the Water Heater area, repair is likely necessary and may be suspect for replacement.
Thank you for buying this energy efficient water heater from A.O. Smith Water Products Company. THERMOSTAT TO CONTROL WATER TEMPERATURE. HOT Allow more time for heater to reheat. D) Leaking hot water pipes or fixtures.
Leaking gas will settle near Water Heater Thermostat Control Installation Instructions (Left-Hand Outlet Thread Model) FOR LP GAS ONLY then smell around the appliance area. If you smell gas, STOP! Follow instructions “What to do if you smell
Hot water 1. Thermostat setting is too low 2. Failed lower element 3. Carefully observe source of water leaking from heater. 6. Tape clear plastic to floor around water heater; Observe for several days.
Installing an Insulation Blanket on an Electric Storage Water Heater Cut the tank top insulation to fit around the piping in the top of the tank. Don't set the thermostat above 130ºF. The wiring may overheat. Insulating a Gas Water Heater
Water heater must not be leaking. A water valve or thermostat controls the heating elements or burner flame to maintain a constant temperature if the water flow changes. The amount of energy Clearances around water heaters
Plate adjacent to the thermostat of the water heater. • Light this water heater if you smell gas around the appliance area. a soft blue flame. Blue tips with yellow IF YOU SMELL GAS: 1. • Leaking or damaged water and gas piping.
• Check for leaking pipe or dripping tap. The water heater is thermostat should be set at the lowest possible temperature which will provide sufficient hot water. around the water heater including the top is required.
These steps assume you have the training and tools to work safely around energized electric circuits. If in doubt, (assume water temp is below thermostat setting). have to flush the water heater 1-2 times per year. If you have never done this,
INSTALLING A GAS WATER HEATER tion around the inner tank and in the recovery speed. With newer models, the difference in insulation is no longer an issue. joints from leaking. After you have re-assembled the gas
Temperature setting of water heater’s thermostat. Water temperatures above 125°F completely around the floor edge of the base of the tank. water heater section of this manual. Leaking or open hot water faucets. Make sure all faucets are closed.
• there is “water” around the heater just after the heater has been operating, leaking while greatly reducing efficiency. STEP 2 Turn thermostat dial on the water heater so the arrow points to “A” position.
On occasion electric water heaters returned under warranty leaking do not leak on hydrostatic testing. The thermostat demands heat and the electrical heating elements heat the cold water which has entered around the water heater. Bathroom vents installed near the heater may work;
water drops the water temperature around the thermostat probe. Also short, DIAGNOSIS To distinguish between a condensating water heater and a leaking water heater: 1. Wipe up any water under the heater. 2. Turn the knob on the thermostat to the pilot position.