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Water heaters - no hot water

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Updated: 12/23/2002 4:41 pm
If you are experiencing a decrease in the amount of hot water your heater is supplying or you're not getting hot water at all, there are a few things you can check before calling a plumber. First, check your thermostat to make sure it is set and working properly. Check also the fuse box to make sure the breaker is on and that the heater is receiving power. If you have a gas supplied water heater, check the thermostat and the pilot light. If the pilot light has gone out you can try to relight it by following the instructions on the side of the unit. This usually involves holding down the restart button for five seconds while you hold a lit match over the nozzle. If none of these procedures work, then you'll need to contact a plumbing professional. It could be that you have a bad thermostat, clogged burner or some other problem, which needs professional attention.

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