(1) the gas is cut off; (2)the pilot light blew out and is not igniting the burner; (3)the thermostat is set too low for your requirements; (3)the thermocoupler is bad; (4)the pressure relief valve is stuck in the open position and discharging the hot water. 1,2,& 3 are self-explanatory. The thermocoupler is a bullet-shaped sensor located near the burner - it senses the temperature and turns the gas on or off to the burner according to the setting of the thermostat. The pressure relief valve is usually located at the top of the water heater on the hot water line and leads to the floor and under the house (separate from regular service hot water line) - it opens when the temperature of the water is too hot and discharges the hot water to keep the heater tank from over-heating and exploding. Hope this helps. Answer one is very good, but there is one error which requires correction. The thermocouple does NOT, as described in answer one, act as a demand thermostat for turning the main burner gas ON and OFF. The demand thermostat probe extends from the back of the gas control valve INTO the water INSIDE the heater tank. On the other hand, the thermocouple is located so as to be IN THE PILOT FLAME. Its purpose is to determine the presense of the pilot flame, and if the pilot flame goes out, the thermocouple will cool down, at which time, it TURNS OFF the gas TO THE PILOT. This is a safety feature designed to prevent the continued release of gas, which which if gaining contact with an open flame or any spark, would result in a devastating explosion.j3h.
Have gas line and all gas fittings and connections at water heater checked for gas leak. Should not smell gas at water heater.
I am considering buying a gas water heater. How does a gas water heater work?
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if its not a forced air water heater then yes its should be hot but not red hot.
It should be a 60 gallon heater.
No, you only need gas for a gas water heater.
The gas water heater works through a principle of physics which is known as convection. The gas heater is similar to a water heater only that it has one heating unit.?æ
The difference between a mobile gas water heater and a standard gas water heater is that a MH unit will use an outside air intake for combustion. That is the most important difference.
Turn off electric to water heater, depending on style, gas water heater may need electric turned off to it also. Turn off gas for gas water heater. If unfamiliar with removing and installing water heater, call a plumber.
No, they should be underneath.
It depends on if it's a gas water heater or electric. I don't think electric makes any noise, but a gas water heater, you'll the gas ignite, and hear the rushing gas from the burner.
yes there are direct vent gas water heater available Absolutely NOT
Anyone has a good gas water heater, but Bradford White is a decent unit.
My gas water heater has begun to leak. Where can I get a new one in Miami?
Side of water heater, near bottom.
You should contact the gas company very soon. Gas is dangerous if not propdealt with.
When a flame on a gas water heater is burning yellow it means that the gas has carbon. It can also mean that the gas has sodium.
A gas water heater consists of two assemblies: a tank to hold the water, and a burner under the tank to heat it. The two never touch, so you can't have natural gas in your water. The bubbles you see in your water are air.
Not if the water heater is electric
Gas not turned on to water heater. Gas valve on water heater not set to pilot setting. Faulty gas valve. Igniter for lighting pilot not working.
If your modular home has a regular gas supply that is a satisfactory way to do it.
Yes, your gas water heater will still distribute hot water.
Due to possible liability you should never convert a water heater unless the manufacturer specifically has instructions that state that it is ok to do so.