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3 Reasons Why Your Gas Heater is Malfunctioning

a water heater.

Your water heater is one of the most commonly used appliances in your home. This appliance heats the water, and if it suddenly stops working, you might have to use cold water to shower, do the dishes, or do the laundry.

While it may not be simple to find out why your appliance isn’t working, every homeowner faces a few common problems when it comes to gas heaters.

Let’s take a look at why your gas heater could be malfunctioning, according to our professional plumbing contractors.

1. The Power Supply Isn’t Working

The first step to take when your gas heater stops working is to check the circuit breaker or the power supply. The power supply is powering up the furnace, and a blown or tripped circuit can be why your gas heater has stopped working.

If that’s the case, it’s best to call in a professional and get the problem checked out. You should leave this job to the professionals since dealing with power supply issues and circuit breakers can be complex.

2. A Corroded Tank

a white sink.

If the hot water from the water heater is rusty, it means the tank is corroded, or there is a corroded anode rod. A professional plumbing contractor can easily replace the corroded anode rod. However, if the tank is corroded enough for the water to be rusty, it might be time to invest in a new tank.

Another reason why you could have red and rusty water is because of mineral deposits in the tank. This can be mitigated by cleaning the water heater tank and removing any sediment build-up. You should also consider getting a water softener system to remove any hardness from the water in your home since hard water can lead to mineral deposits.

3. Defective or Loose Valves

If your water heater is constantly making a sizzling sound, it’s possible there is a leak. A leak in the water heater is simple to fix, depending on where the leak is.

If the leak is in the top of the tank, it could be due to a defective or loose valve. You can always repair or replace these valves or tighten them using channel locks.

Not sure why your water heater isn’t working? Reach out to our plumbing contractors at Action Craft Experts today.

Our team of professional plumbers is an expert at providing both residential and commercial plumbing solutions. Drop us a message now to get started.


Action Craft Experts is a premier plumbing company in Spokane offering exceptional services for general plumbing, drains, and water heaters to residential and commercial clients across Spokane County and Northern Idaho.