Water Heater - luke warm water


Old 06-30-18, 08:38 PM
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Water Heater - luke warm water

So this morning we had luke warm water coming out of the faucets.

I checked the water heater and noticed it was quiet.

Did the re ignition of the pilot light steps and i heard it making the hissing sound and heating the water up. the bottom of the heater i could feel heat coming out and it was warm/hot.

Then tonight, went to take a shower and luke warm water again. Went to inspect the heater and again, no noise nothing.

The heater is from 2012 and came w/ the house when we bought it. We don't have the manual but I looked it up online and it says that the 5 led blinks mean :

Thermostat sensor fault - check temp probe ohms - check gas valve cover : Possible parts needed : Thermowell and Gas Valve.

Not sure what I need to check here? Can someone help?

I think if i redid the pilot light it would heat up but go dead again.

The brand is a Bradford White.

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Old 07-03-18, 06:50 AM
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Hi, any model number on that water heater? All 5 LEDs are blinking.
Old 07-04-18, 03:25 PM
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Hi Geo,

Got a plumber to come out and he said the valve was malfunctioning. He helped find for me that it was still under warranty and was able to get me a new heater and valve w/ the warranty. i only had to pay for the labor.
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Good news!

When it comes time to replace your gas-fired hot-water heater, I'd recommend staying with a simple, atmospheric model - no vent damper, no LEDs, or computer stuff. I keep track of my gas usage - the fuel used by my water heater, clothes drier, oven/range, and BBQ grill is negligible compared to my heating boiler. Best to keep it simple.

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