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Gregory L

Hot water heater not producing.

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Master please help . My Energywise, gas hot water heater is not puting out any hot water. The pilot light is working and it appears to be heating the water, but when I turn a hot water tap on all I get is barely warm water. I have also noticed that there has been a slight drop in my water pressure. It also appears that the water heater is trying to heat the water all the time. I know that it is hot outside, but I am getting a little tired of cold showers. Please help.  Model # G51-40T34-3XN.

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you could have a broken dip tube,but don't recommend you try that repaired unless you're fairly well versed and equipped for plumbing duties(anything can happen). you can try a drawdown test: run hot water until tank cycles on(burner ignites)-allow tank to reach teperature(burner cycles off). then plug bathtub drain and fill tub w/hot water,you should have hot water running from faucet to pretty much fill tub before it cools off.

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Master KDOG, Thank you for your reply. The hotwater heater hasn't cycled off.  The past couple of days it has stayed on. I would think that I would get some hot water but I dont. Do you have any other suggestions. Energywise 40 gl. Mod. # G51- 40T34-3XN.

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something is drastically wrong then, where is the heat going if it continues to burn,are you sure the burner is lit??  if it continues burning constantly,i would shut off the gas to it as it's clearly a waste. if your tank is more than 6 years old- consider a replacement.  go for a 50 gallon tank,you won't be sorry !!

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Perhaps the flame is too low to heat the water?  Or there is too much sediment in te tank to let the water get hot???  Does the flame look like it is smaller than it used to be???

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Master Pegi, Thank you for your reply. I believe the flame is o.k. For some reason I'm thinking that I have a leak somewhere in the hot water line. Possibly in my back bathtub. I'm going to try and replace the hot water faucet to see if that helps. the reason I think this is, in the front and back bathrooms you can hear noise coming from the plumbing. Like water running. Also the hotwater heater is making a small popping  noise like there may be a builed up. You can also hear the popping noise in the bathrooms coming from the plumbing.

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Yes, sounds like you have a big water leak on a hot water pipe, you will know for sure when you get your water bill!!  Your hot water is going under the house or somewhere. :shock:

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