Water Heater Not Heating, How Do I Fix It? Wimpy’s Will Tell You.

Water heater not heating, how do I fix it?  Wimpy’s will tell you over the phone some things you may want to try, however we highly recommend that a certified professional check this particular situation.  The water heater normally will use 240 volts of power and the general water heater in a home pulls thirty amps of power.  One really needs to have the proper set of skills to diagnose a water heater.  A person could easily get electrocuted by messing around inside, behind the panels of a water heater.

The electrical components of most electric water heater are all powered by the wire feeding it.  The components are an upper and lower thermostat, and two heating elements. An upper element and a lower element are the heating elements that heat the water.

Water heater not heating, how do I fix it?  You should call a Professional Plumber.  Wimpy’s Plumbing & Air in Sarasota, will test your water heater and determine if the problem lies in the electrical components of the water heater itself or if you have an electrical issue between the water heater and the electric panel.

Should the problem be a component of the water heater, Wimpy’s will have the correct parts on their service truck to get you hot water once again.  One needs to careful about the parts that are installed in your water heater.  The heating elements come in different voltages and different wattage.  If these terms are not familiar to you, you should call Wimpy’s, so that a certified professional can safely fix your water heater.

The upper and lower thermostats in a water heater can vary also.  When replacing an upper or lower thermostat it is important to wire it back the same way.  If the wires get crossed, the water heater will not heat.

If your water heater is not heating, call Wimpy’s Plumbing & Air.  Our office manager, Lori, will cheer up your day as she schedules one of professionals to come repair your water heater that’s not heating.  Phone 941-322-1911 or schedule on line at


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