How to Do Basic Water Heater Repair

Hiring someone for water heater repair can be pretty expensive, so you should know a few basic fixes you can do yourself to save some money. The Youtube video ” Electric Water Heater Repair in Minutes: Step by Step” gives an example of what you can do at home. Let’s find out more!

If you’re dealing with a water heater that is not heating anything up, you might have a problem with one of the coils. In order to check, you need to open it and look.

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However, you first must go to the breaker panel and shut down the water heater switch. You can also unplug it, but it’s better to be safer. Now, depending on your water heater, you’re going to have to open the bottom and top panels to see what’s going on.

Once you open the plate, you have to remove the insulation, and you’ll see a plastic cover, which also has to be taken out. When you see the wires, you can grab a voltmeter or a tester to see if they are working. In the video, when the bottom panel is removed, you can see a lot of moisture.

You can check the rest of the video for more details about water heater repair.


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