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Old 09-22-2013, 08:37 PM   #11
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I am gonna guess he turned the water heater on with little or no water inside.

Heater element may be fried.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:40 PM   #12
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No, still having same problem, I know enough to be sure there is water in the hot water tank
Before starting the pilot light and turning it on, hot water at the tank, it's just not traveling thru all the lines for some reason.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:16 PM   #13
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Has ther EVER been hot water? soind to mr like a plumbing problem, so find the closest hot water spigot to the tank, and if that is warm there may be misrouted plumbing. or if this has just happened it might be a control board or thermal sensor that is signaling the burner/heating element to shut of.

One thing to try carefully is heat the water to shut off and then turn off the HW heater, release the pressure in the lines (pump off and no water pressure), and then with gloves carefully unscrew the anode, and see if THAT water is hot. If it is it most certainly is the bypass or something else in the water lines, if it is only warm, it is the water heater. Be carefull and don't get scalded. make sure all pressure is off, and ALL the power and gas is shut off. AND then be real careful... and even more careful.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:23 PM   #14
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davel3083 - Did you check your valves at the tank? Cold in, the hot out open and the bypass closed? Check the bypass valve to make sure that the handle position and valve position make sense (don't assume)...
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:33 PM   #15
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No, still having same problem, I know enough to be sure there is water in the hot water tank
Before starting the pilot light and turning it on, hot water at the tank, it's just not traveling thru all the lines for some reason.
Another possibility- at the hot outlet, there sould be a non return valve. Prevents water backflow into heater, completes design of 3 way valve.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:39 PM   #16
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check and see if u have both hot and cold valves open (at one of the faucets) and shut off at the shower head. an external shower can do this.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:49 PM   #17
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So I need to turn it to off position to get hot water ?vv
no you need to turn it on the other position it is off.Do you have a filter on it
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