what is wrong with my hot water heater I changed presssure release valve and water comes out steamy hot?

Should I adjust temp or leave it as is

3 Answers

  • sparks
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Turn the temp setting down.

  • 1 decade ago

    Industry recommends 120 deg F to be the setting for your hot water. T&P valve should be replaced if it is leaking, but is not related to the water temp. Since you have replaced it, open it a crack to be sure there is no trapped air in the heater.

  • Marvin
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Please adjust temp control down,keeping it at that temp may overheat and cause a bigger problem later.If that doesn't work,try changing the Element to one for lower heating.Alot of times when we replace one part we put a strain on another.

    Source(s): Exeprience.
  • sparky
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    yes, adj. temp. relief valve is a safety device only & has nothing 2 do w/ temp. unless your meaning wwater is coming from relief, then definately turn down.

    Source(s): 30yrs maint.
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