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Water heater error codes

Error Code

Sometimes your water heater tells you exactly what's wrong—as long as you can crack the code. Below are common error code tables for the most popular brands, along with an explanation of what the code means, possible repair parts you might need and DIY advice. Visit Sears PartsDirect’s repair help section for more DIY advice for water heaters, major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, garage door openers, vacuum cleaners and more. To find the owner’s manual or a complete list of replacement parts for your water softener, search for your model number.

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Symptoms common to all water heaters

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Main causes: thermostats need adjustment, water heater capacity too low, bad heating element, thermostat failure, excess…

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Main causes: loose water pipe fittings, leaky drain valve, bad temperature-pressure relief valve, leaky heating element,…

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Main causes: water supply needs chlorine treatment, anode rod too reactive…

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Main causes: lack of power, no gas supply, thermostat limit switch tripped, bad element, bad thermostat, gas valve failu…

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Main causes: broken heating element, thermostat failure, excessive tank sediment, tank size too small, burner valve asse…

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Main causes: thermostat temperature set too high, thermostats need adjustment, faulty thermostat, shorted heating elemen…

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Main causes: faulty pressure relief valve, water is overheating…

Articles and videos common to all water heaters

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your water heater.

Wiring schematic symbols explained video
August 18, 2021

Wiring schematic symbols explained video

Learn some of the most common symbols found in a wiring diagram and what they mean.…

Using a wiring schematic to trace a current video
August 18, 2021

Using a wiring schematic to trace a current video

Find out what’s wrong with your appliance by following a circuit.…

Easy DIY water heater repairs
August 01, 2015

Easy DIY water heater repairs

Read about some water heater repairs that you can easily do yourself.…