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Old 07-10-2019, 03:00 PM   #1
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Question Loosing hot water, why?

Seems like once every other week or so we wake up with no hot water. I have found a weird fix. If I go down to our laundry room (where the water heater is located) we have a utility sink in the room right next to the water heater. I will turn on the hot water on the utility sink and let it run for 5 seconds. I will usually hear some kind of "cough" and bingo, we get hot water back upstairs. What is causing this?
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That’s normal operation
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If your plumbing is coughing like you say then it has a cold. A few days of rest and vitamins and it should get better.
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Have you tried calling a PROFESSIONAL PLUMBER !
He will know how to properly BURP your water heater
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you need to hit the side of the heater with a big hammer to knock off the residue built up on the analheating probe, thats keeping the heater from stating again..
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Mine does that sometimes too, so I know how annoying it is. I found that if you go to the that’s furthest from the hot water heater and turn on the hot side, not full blast, just a steady trickle and leave it running for 30-45 days the problem goes away. This keeps the heater more active. When mine starting doing it I just happened to run into the manufacturer rep at the supply house. He said it’s not common, and basically told me I need a new hot water heater or replace the control module... which costs $100 less than new heater! Then he told me that trick. I have to do this trick every few months. It’s a pain, but you know what they say, drywall is never finished in a drywaller’s house...

Good luck!
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That's actually a new energy saving feature that was probably recently updated on your water heater's control board wirelessly from the factory. They started updating all water heaters across the nation beginning on July 1, 2019. They do it without you even knowing. Just the way it is now. That cough noise is fine unless the cough gets worse and becomes more like a hacking and wheezing.
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That's actually a new energy saving feature that was probably recently updated on your water heater's control board wirelessly from the factory. They started updating all water heaters across the nation beginning on July 1, 2019. They do it without you even knowing. Just the way it is now. That cough noise is fine unless the cough gets worse and becomes more like a hacking and wheezing.
I have modded mine with a chip so I don't get screwed by constant updates. It saves me a lot of money each year. Who of thought water heaters would be eventually hooked with wi-fi.
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That's actually a new energy saving feature that was probably recently updated on your water heater's control board wirelessly from the factory. They started updating all water heaters across the nation beginning on July 1, 2019. They do it without you even knowing. Just the way it is now. That cough noise is fine unless the cough gets worse and becomes more like a hacking and wheezing.










The coughing is fine unless it becomes hacking and wheezing.....LOL.....

That's gold!
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