Most water heaters have what is called a "sacrafical annode." This is fitted to save the heater from "agressive" water, hence the use of the word sacrafical. The Annode is sacraficed to save the heating vessel. If there is even a tiny amount of hydrogen sulphide (H2s) present in the water, the annode rod will make the problem worse and heated water will smell like rotten eggs. Try removing the annode rod and I bet it will be the end of your problem. Please note that removing the rod may affect your warrenty. I would love to know if this helps, I am pretty sure it will. Regards, Metroman
Your heater core is leaking you probably also noticed the heater may not be working as well.
No water supply
Either the heater core is leaking, the windshield is leaking, or there is a leak around the cowl. If the water tastes sweet it is a leaking heater core.
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yes and when it breaks your water heater will leak when the steel tank rust.
broken tank / condensation
Water causes to grow but itself is lifeless.
roof or heater core leaking roof or heater core leaking
The heater core is a small radiator inside the car under the dash that hot water circulates through to heat the inside of the car.
It rusted out
From my experience, I think in the water.
This could either be due to the age or the materials used to make the water heater or the fact that the water heater has not been installed with vacuum breakers causing the geyser to collapse from the inside-out due to incorrect atmospheric pressure within the water heater
When water freezes it expands. This process creates pressure inside of the rock, which causes it to burst open from the inside.
its the heater core. but its not clogged. its cracked
The water enters in a cold state & is a certain physical volume. Once heated the water expands slightly within its container (the heater) & therefore applies pressure within the heater or more to the point against the wall of the heater.
They don't have bladders in them
the water pressure that develops in a solution as a result of osmosis and because of the different in concentration between two fluids inside of a semipermeable membrane
Firstly a water heater is a concealed unit and all joints are meant to be leak proof. Sounds like there is a leak somewhere in the water heater. Get a plumber to investigate and fix where necessary.
if an element is constantly expanding and contracting (if you keep switching the hot water heater off and on again) all the time it causes cracks and over time the water leaks into the element causing it to short which means you have to replace it.
Causes mineral deposits that inhibit heat transfer thus robbing you of fuel
A very basic answer is: The hot water the engine produces is circulated thru the heater core. The heater core looks like the autos radiator only smaller. The heater core is located inside the heater box. So as the engines hot water circulates thru the heater core the heat will transfer into the heater box. As long as the engine is running and everything is working properly the heater core will stay hot inside the heater box.
The water pump moves the coolant around the system so the heat can be transferred inside.
The heater output temperature is regulated by airflow control doors inside the dash, not a water valve.