Bang coming from inside water heater!

Old 10-30-10, 03:31 PM
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Bang coming from inside water heater!

I have a 5 year old, Reliance 40 gal, natural gas water heater, thats vented out the basement wall.

About a month ago, I hear a bang, like the sound of sheet metal expanding, and contracting. I called two company's, one put a new baffle in, which didn't stop the noise, and the other one, said it was the tray below the burner, and not to worry.

Something is really wrong, but I can't find anyone who can fix the problem. So far, I've spent almost $200.00, with no results.

Thank you,
Old 10-30-10, 10:22 PM
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You need to describe with care when this noise occurs and where it comes from.

This is presumably a matter of carefully tracking down where this noise comes from, which I doubt we can do ---- it's something you would have to do.

I'd guess it's also unlikely we can improve upon what two repairman found. I can't think of any problem that's likely to cause the noise you describe and therefore I'd be surprised if we can be much help since we can't examine the equipment.

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