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Electric Hot Water Repairs

SA Hot Water™ are your local Adelaide Electric hot water specialists for same day electric  Hot Water Repairs, maintenance and servicing in Adelaide call us on 8444 7320.

We have been repairing and servicing electric hot water systems for over 20 years for thousands of  satisfied customers and are able to repair your electric hot water system quickly and efficiently. We repair all makes and models of electric hot water systems including Rinnai, Bosch, Rheem, Dux, Aquamax, Everdure, Beasley, Pyrox , Vulcan, Braemar, Junkers, Ace , Aquaheat, Gramall , Edwards ,Solahart , electric hot water systems. SA Hot Water™s  staff has extensive knowledge and experience in repairing electric hot water systems and have been trained to fix all brands.

Regular maintenance is essential for proper safe operation of your electric hot water heater.

Have one of our qualified service technicians carry out a complete inspection on your electric hot water service.

MAINTENANCE OF YOUR ELECTRIC HOT WATER HEATER

Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve

Manually operate the temperature and pressure relief valve at least once a year to make sure it is working properly.To prevent water damage, the valve must be properly connected to a discharge line which terminates at an adequate drain.Standing clear of the outlet (discharged water may be hot), slowly lift and release the lever handle on the temperature and pressure relief valve to allow the valve to operate freely and return to its closed position. If the valve fails to completely reset and continues to release water, immediately disconnect the electrical power, close the cold water inlet valve and call a qualified person.

Draining and Flushing

It is recommended that the tank be drained and flushed every 6 months to remove sediment which may build up during operation. The water heater should be drained if being shut down during freezing temperatures. To drain the tank, perform the following steps:

  1. Disconnect the electrical power to the water heater.
  2. Open a nearby hot water faucet until the water is no longer hot.
  3. Close the cold water inlet valve.
  4. Connect a hose to the drain valve and terminate it to an adequate drain or external to the building.
  5. Open the water heater drain valve and allow all of the water to drain from the tank. Flush the tank with water as needed to remove sediment.
  6. Close the drain valve, refill the tank, and restart the water heater as directed in this manual.

CAUTION: Do not turn on power to the water heater unless it is completely filled with water. To ensure that the tank is full, open a hot water faucet and allow the water to run until the air is purged and the water flows uninterrupted from the faucet. If the water heater is going to be shut down for an extended period, the drain valve should be left open.

Electric Shock Hazard.

Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.

Replacement heating elements must be of the same style and voltage/wattage rating as the ones presently in the water heater. This information can be found on the flange or terminal block of the element or on the water heater data plate.

  1. Disconnect the electrical power to the water heater.
  2. Drain the water heater as directed in the “Draining and Flushing” section.
  3. Remove the access cover(s). Fold up the insulation from the heater element(s). Remove the plastic thermostat cover from the thermostat(s) making sure to disengage the attachment joint from the thermostat.
  4. Disconnect the electrical wires from the heating element(s) by loosening the screws Remove the screw-in element(s) by turning the element(s) counterclockwise with a 1-1/2 inch socket wrench. Remove the existing gasket(s).

Explosion Hazard

If the temperature and pressure relief valve is dripping or leaking, have a  qualified person replace it. Examples of a qualified person include: licensed plumbers, authorized gas Fitters.Do not plug valve. Do not remove valve. Failure to follow these instructions can Result in death or explosion.

WARNING

TROUBLESHOOTING CHART

NO HOT WATER

  1. No power to heater
  2. High Temperature Limit Switch open
  3. Non-Functioning upper thermostat or element.
  4. Turn on electrical switch. Check for blown fuses or
  5. tripped breaker
  6. Reset. Check for source of trouble and correct
  7. Replace thermostat or element.

INSUFFICIENT HOT WATER

Problem Solution
Non-Functioning thermostats Replace thermostats
Non-Functioning lower element Replace element
Improper calibration Replace thermostats
Thermostats set too low Set thermostats to desired temperature
Sediment or lime in tank Drain. Determine if water treatment is needed.
Heater too small for job Install adequate water heater
Wrong piping connections Correct piping
Leaking faucets Repair faucets
Wasted hot water Advise customer
Long runs of exposed pipe Insulate piping
Hot water piping on outside wall Insulate piping

 

SLOW HOT WATER RECOVERY

Problem Solution
Non-Functioning upper element Replace element
Non-Functioning lower element Replace element

 

HIGH OPERATION COSTS

Problem Solution
Improper Calibration Replace thermostats
Thermostats set too high Set thermostat to desired setting
Sediment or lime in tank Drain. Flush-Provide water treatment if needed
Heater too small for job Install adequate heater
Wrong piping connections Correct piping
Leaking faucets Repair faucets
Wasted hot water Advise customer
Long runs of exposed piping Repair faucets
Hot water piping in exposed wall Advise customer
Long runs of exposed pipe Insulate piping
Hot water piping on outside wall Insulate piping

 

WATER ODOR

Sulfides in the water , – replace Anode Rod.

For same day Electric hot water repairs  sales and servicing in Adelaide South Australia Call 8444 7320

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