Hot water systems are an integral part of any bathroom because they allow people to enjoy a hot bath whenever they want. Water heaters are available in two types, tank and tankless. Where tankless hot water systems directly convert the cold water into hot and supply it via pipes, tank-type water heaters feature insulated storage tanks. When it comes to problems, then tank-type water heaters are more prone to them compared to the tankless variety.
Possible hot water system problems
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Problem 1: No hot water
There is nothing worse than taking a cold shower when you were looking forward to having a hot one instead. If you find that the water coming out from the showerhead is cold, then your water heater could be experiencing problems. You need to pay attention to some key elements in the water heater such as a pilot, thermocouple and gas control valve. Learn how to check each of these potential problems and the steps you can take to make the necessary repairs.
Problem 2: Inadequate Hot Water
What is almost as bad as a cold shower? A bath that starts hot and quickly becomes cold. If the water heater is not heating up enough water to meet the needs of your family, then there must be some issues with the water heater, such as wrong temperature settings, fault in heating elements, deposition of sediment in the tank and damaged dip tube.
Problem 3: Colored rust or bad odor
Seeing discolored water after turning on the water tap could be worrisome. Similarly, if you find the smell of rotten eggs coming from the water, then that’s the clear indication that something is wrong with the source or medium the water is coming from. These problems could arise due to corrosion of pipes or accumulation of bacteria.
The Problem: Low Rumbling or Popping Noise
If you are hearing loud and weird noises coming from the basement of your house, don't worry, it's your water heater. The sound you are hearing is most probably be of the boiling water. When there is a presence of excessive sediment at the bottom of the water tank of the water heater, then that causes the tank to overheat, which then results in boiling water. To fix this problem, you will have to get rid of sediment by washing the water heater.
The problem: water leaking around the heater base
Any kind of leak is always a nuisance. A leaky water heater can be the result of a faulty T&P (temperature and pressure) relief valve, or a leak from a nearby plumbing connection or even from the tank itself. These problems are quite easy to fix.
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Most appliance repair calls can quickly be resolved with no-brainer solutions like flipping a circuit breaker and pushing a button. However, most homeowners tend to ignore the common symptoms and they often assume that these are issues that they can’t handle on their own.
Here are some of the things to look for and what you need to do to remedy various appliance issues:
Refrigerator isn’t cooling as expected
Try cleaning the coils if your refrigerator is not cooling as expected. In fact, if your fridge conks out and you have pets in your home, then chances are there is a build-up of pet hair on the coils, which causes the compressor to overheat and trigger the overload switch. This will result in various cooling issues and will most likely target the compressor. You can brush the coils to remove the hair and use a vacuum to ensure it is properly cleared of any dirt and hair.
After cleaning the coils, you must wait a few hours for it to cool. Usually, the overload switch will reset itself and will turn the refrigerator back on.
Gas stove or burner won’t light up
If your burner doesn't light up, try cleaning the igniter. The common reason for this issue will most likely caused by any sauce that spilled over the igniter. You can use a toothbrush to clean off any sauce on the igniter. On an electric stove, you should search for a ceramic nub, which is commonly located under the ceramic seal strike plat or on the stovetop. You also ensure the round ceramic seal is seated correctly on the burner before lighting it up.
Dishwasher no longer cleans the dishes
For this particular issue, you should clean out debris, especially on the filter and float. Always remember, a food-filled filter is most likely the culprit since it will get clogged, and water won’t be able to make it to the spray arms, and that will prevent the dishwasher from operating properly.
To solve this issue, you can pull out the lower rack and remove the filter cover. Then use a wet vacuum to remove the dirt properly. Once the debris has been cleared off, your dishwasher will operate as it should be.
Noisy washing machine
To quiet a noisy washer, you should level it by readjusting its leg. This will surely prevent any horrible racket during the spin cycle. You should also screw the front legs up or down until the cabinet is level and ensure that both legs are balanced on the floor. In most cases, you can gently tilt the washer forward to lower it down. This will self-adjust the rear legs and adjust the washer.
Dryer not heating
The first thing to do when you encounter this issue is to check the dryer settings before you call an expert repair specialist. If it’s set to fluff air (a non-heat setting), you should change it to medium heat. So, to avoid embarrassment, you should check the settings first.
Another cause of poor drying is a filter covered with lint, which can reduce airflow and can sometimes force the thermostat to shut off the heat. You can clean your dryer’s filter by scrubbing it in hot water with laundry detergent and a stiff kitchen brush.
What to do if your appliance still has issues even after you’ve done the fixes above
After you’ve done the suggested remedies in this article, but your appliance is still not working as it supposed to be, then you should consider hiring a professional repair specialist who can accurately pinpoint the problem and conduct the proper repairs to bring back your appliance in its optimal operating condition.
However, you should look for a qualified appliance repair company that has years of experience in the industry, because this will ensure that they have a team of highly trained professionals who can handle any type of appliance issues.
You should also check their track record and determine if they are known to provide top quality repair services in your area. You don’t want to deal with inexperienced technicians who will do more harm than good.
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