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kmccoy 11-24-2012 12:05 PM

Hot water flow problem
I have a gas hot water heater - Reliance with 40 gal tank. Was in the house when I bought it 4 years ago, so I'm not sure of its age. Recently the hot water will not flow for a minute or so, or comes out as just a trickle. Turn the faucet on and off a few times and it will flow again. Is there some kind of valve that would stick to prevent the flow? thx for the help

Bondo 11-24-2012 12:09 PM

Ayuh,... Is this with just 1 faucet, or all the hot water faucets,..??

If only 1,... I'd start there, with it's inner workin's...

kmccoy 11-24-2012 12:26 PM

Good question, but it happens on all of them. When it goes, it breaks loose all at once and the pressure is fine until the next problem.

joecaption 11-24-2012 01:48 PM

Is there a balancing valve someplace in the system?
It's also called an antiscald valve.

kmccoy 11-25-2012 06:49 AM

no I don't see anything in line.

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