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Water heaters have concealed computer brains that are programmed to make them stop working after the warranty runs out and on a Saturday night at 11 PM. OK, not really, but it seems that way sometimes!

When your water heater quits it's good to know how to Troubleshoot a Tank Type Water Heater. Learn how to diagnose many common problems.

Whether you have a gas or electric water heater, this tutorial will help you evaluate and repair everything from your gas burner / pilot light to your anode rod.

What's an anode rod? Well in the tutorial Anatomy of a Gas Water Heater I'll graphically show you all the various components of the water heater including our friend the Anode Rod, who "sacrifices" himself for you every day!


August 19, 2009 at 11:25 am
(1) Colin says:

What you have said in this article is really interesting .. you make these sort of tasks seem so easy … I think you will be a good man to keep in contact with for future “disasters!”

August 23, 2010 at 4:03 am
(2) Heating Issues says:

Thank you so much for the information above. I have learnt a lot from you recently, thanks!

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