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    Bulletin 3 - Temperatures

    SYMPTOMS
    • Too Cold
    • Too Hot
    • Not Enough Hot Water - Gas
    • Not Enough Hot Water - Electric
     
    CAUSES
    • Thermostat not satisfying or activating at the set temperature
    • Grounded element (electric models only)
    • Cracked, missing, and short dip tube
    • Thermostat differential is too large
    • Inappropriate thermostat setting
    • Slow leak in piping
    • Stratification of water temperatures in the tank
     

    Identifying the Problem

    Symptoms  Causes  Means of Treatment 
    Too Hot Inappropriate thermostat setting
    Thermostat not satisfying at set temperature
    Stratification
    see Bulletins 31, 32, 34 
    Too Cold Inappropriate thermostat setting
    Thermostat not activating at set temperature
    Cracked, missing, or short dip tube
    see Bulletins 31, 35, 36 
    Not Enough Hot Water
    (Gas)
    Cracked, missing, or short dip tube
    Thermostat differential is too large
    Slow leak in piping
    see Bulletin 35 
    Not Enough Hot Water
    (Electric)
    Cracked, missing, or short dip tube
    Thermostat differential is too large
    Slow leak in piping
    Grounded element
    see Bulletin 36