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Paulie 07-12-2012 05:47 PM

gas water heater - lo temp
 
That's it in a nutshell. Water is only lukewarm (~100) even turned up to 8/10ths of max. It's a 1999 Kenmore "Power Miser 6" 40 gal on natural gas, has always been weak with the hot stuff...but it's getting worse!

The flame is blueish & goes on & off normally with a thermostat adjust. I've drained ~6 gal of ok looking water from the lower tank valve. Nothings been changed in the plumbing, no leaks that we've noticed in the 1971 4/2 house.

Got any suggestions? :confused:

nealtw 07-12-2012 08:17 PM

http://www.ehow.com/video_7953942_check-hot-water-heater-thermostat.html


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