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Water Heater Is Too Hot

The 3 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Water Heater Is Too Hot are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.


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Gas Valve and Thermostat Assembly

If the water from the water heater is too hot the gas valve and thermostat assembly may be defective. Carefully measure the hot water temperature from the nearest faucet to the water heater. If the water from the faucet does not match the temperature setting on the water heater gas valve and thermostat the gas valve and thermostat assembly should be replaced.

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To see parts for your water heater, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your water heater.

Heating Element

If the water from the water heater is too hot there could be a problem with a heating element in the unit. It is possible for the heating element in a water heater to short out causing it to heat all the time. This should eventually trip the high limit on the thermostat but it can cause very hot water from the tank also. Heating elements can be isolated and tested for continuity to see if it is shorted to ground with a multimeter.

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What is a model number, and where do I find it?

To see parts for your water heater, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your water heater.

Thermostat

If the water from the water heater is too hot a thermostat may be defective. Carefully measure the hot water temperature from the nearest faucet. If the water is too hot for the selected setting on the thermostat then the thermostat should be replaced. Most manufactures recommend a set temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit or less to prevent the risk of scalding.

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