Where Is The Water Heater Temperature Adjustment Dial?

Water Heater Adjustment DialThe Water Heater Temperature Adjustment Dial on your water heater can be in a variety of locations depending on the type of water heater you have and the type of controls it has. You should never turn the temperature up high enough to cause scalding without having a tempering valve installed on the outlet of the water heater.

An electric water heater typically has one or two access panels on the side of the water heater under which the thermostat(s) will be found. These panels are usually secured in place with screws and the thermostat will be under them covered by insulation. Be careful and turn off the power to the water heater before opening these panels to make adjustments.

A gas water heater typically has a gas valve located low on the side of the water heater. Usually this gas valve has a thermostat built into the back side of the gas valve that extends into the water heater to sense the temperature of the water. The gas valve usually has a knob which can be turned to set the desired water temperature in the water heater.

Other water heaters use electronics to detect and control the water temperature in the water heater. The temperature adjustment may be in a variety of locations on the water heater with the gas valve, or on a control panel somewhere on the water heater.

You should always consult your water heater’s operating instructions for exact details of how to set The Water Heater Temperature Adjustment Dial and any precautions specific to your water heater to avoid and dangers that may be present or,caused by your actions.

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