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 Water Heater
Author: eddiehelenknight (AR)

I drained and pulled out my gas water Heater to get to the gas line behind it . After putting the heater back in place it is now only making warm water. You can hear the burner roaring then cut off after maybe 20 or 30 minutes. The Heater is like new , also new style. Thermostat is turned all the way up now. Thank you for any help, Eddie

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 Re: Water Heater
Author: packy (MA)

what you are describing doen't make any sense to me ??? possibly a dip tube preoblem ??

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 Re: Water Heater
Author: LegacyProSolutions (GA)

I agree with packy, if your dip tube broke off it would allow cold water to fill close to the hot outlet and thus supply less than hot water, even with the thermostat turned all the way up. Given it's a gas water heater, this seems more plausible since there wouldn't be an electric heating element higher up in the tank to help evenly heat water.

Good luck!

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