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My Water Heater Has Started To Sound Like Water That Is Boiling On The Stove. Should I Be Concerned?

there is a valve at bottom of the heater. hook a garden hose up to it and run the hose to the floor drain. open that valve up and flush out the heater for 20 minutes. be sure to turn the temp. down because the water heater will stay lit all the time your flushing.
the reason it sounds like that is due to lime build up in the bottom of the tank. if when u open the valve and no water comes out that means it it is limed up too much and you’ll need to replace the heater.
you can take the hose off and jab a metal hanger in there to losen the lime to get it drained.

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  1. Comment by carrie s
    January 29, 2010 @ 4:15 pm

    More information would lead to a better answer. If the water heater is gas fired, there is probably a buildup of minerals in the bottom of the tank. Heat gets trapped between the minerals and the tank and boils. It won’t blow up but does shorten the life of the tank. A professional can acid clean it but might not be worth the expense.

  2. Comment by James H
    January 29, 2010 @ 7:42 pm

    yes your thermostat is set too high or its not working correctly. in any case t should be turned off till you can have an electrician look at it… it could short our and cause a fire if you leave it on. so pull the breaker on it and call some body who is certified to work on them also if it gets too hot it will not only bump your power bill out the roof it will also blow the heating elements.
    cheers
    mystic

  3. Comment by josie d
    January 30, 2010 @ 2:42 am

    Yes. Your heater has sprung a leak. Call a repairman
    and have it checked out.

  4. Comment by Precious Gem
    January 30, 2010 @ 6:19 am

    Ahh I would venture to say yes! Get it checked out just in case.

  5. Comment by Unreal
    January 30, 2010 @ 8:32 am

    yes it could blow turn the temp down

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