Noisy Water Heaters

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    Bulletin 1 - Noisy Water Heaters

    SYMPTOMS
    • Pounding
    • Rumbling
    • Crackling
    • Popping
    • Ticking
    • Sizzling
     
    CAUSES
    • Mineral buildup in water heater
    • Aluminum hydroxide gel in tank
    • Condensation dripping on the burner
    • Water flow stopped abruptly
    • Heat trap balls rattling in nipple
    • Restriction of water flow
     

    Identifying the Problem

    Symptoms Causes Means of Treatment
    Pounding Water Hammer see Bulletin 11
    Ticking Heat traps

    Expansion and Contraction

    see Bulletin 12
    Crackling Mineral buildup/Aluminum Hydroxide see Bulletins 13 & 14
    Rumbling Mineral buildup/Aluminum Hydroxide see Bulletins 13 & 14
    Popping Mineral buildup/Aluminum Hydroxide see Bulletins 13 & 14
    Sizzling Condensation/Leaking see Bulletin 15 & 51