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  1. #1
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    Question richmond gas hot water heater

    I removed the anode rod because of smell in water. Now the water is heating up to 169 degrees out of facet and keeps tripping the thermostat on the hot water heater. Why is this happening?

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    Default Re: richmond gas hot water heater

    Bill, Questions:

    1. You removed the old anode rod and replaced it with a new one, correct? did it solve the smell problem?

    2. To what temperatue on the dial did you set your thermostat? 169 F is way too hot. Lower it to below 'warm' and see if the water temp goes down in a few hours or after you use some hot water. You could have a bad thermostat (sorry these things just happen).

    3. How old is the WH?

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    Default Re: richmond electric hot water heater

    did not put new anode back in temp is set at 120

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    Default Re: richmond electric hot water heater

    did not put new anode back in temp is set at 120

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    Default Re: richmond electric hot water heater

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill the maintance tech View Post
    did not put new anode back in temp is set at 120
    Bill,

    How old is the water heater?

    Is it gas or electric? some headlenes say gas, some say electric.

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    Default Re: richmond gas hot water heater

    You have a bad thermostat. The reset you have to keep hitting is doing it's job to prevent over heating. Replace both thermostats.
    http://hdsupplysolutions.com/shop/ca...rmostats-17886

    John

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    Default Re: richmond gas hot water heater

    Thanks for tips, I replaced both thermostats and my problem was still happening, next replaced both heating elements and problem solved.

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