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
- sparksLv 71 decade agoFavorite 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.
- MarvinLv 61 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.
- sparkyLv 71 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.