Water Heater Articles and Videos

Learn how to get the best results from your water heater with these articles and how-to videos. For tips on how to diagnose problems and step-by-step DIY repair instructions, see our water heater repair help page.

Water Too Hot: Electric Water Heater Troubleshooting Video

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Water Too Hot: Electric Water Heater Troubleshooting Video

Learn how to determine if you have a shorted heating element or broken thermostat in your electric water heater.

No Hot Water: Electric Water Heater Troubleshooting Video

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No Hot Water: Electric Water Heater Troubleshooting Video

Learn how to troubleshoot issues when your electric water heater is not heating your water.

Wiring Schematic Symbols Explained Video

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Wiring Schematic Symbols Explained Video

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

How to Read a Wiring Schematic Video

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How to Read a Wiring Schematic Video

Learn how to decipher symbols so you can buy the right part for your problem.

Using a Wiring Schematic to Trace a Current Video

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Using a Wiring Schematic to Trace a Current Video

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

How to Use a Multimeter to Test Electrical Parts Video

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How to Use a Multimeter to Test Electrical Parts Video

Learn how to use a multimeter to check for wiring problems in an appliance that's not working.

Quiz: Are You Abusing Your Appliances?

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Quiz: Are You Abusing Your Appliances?

Take our quiz to see how well you treat your appliances. Then, find out what you can do to help them last longer.

Easy DIY Water Heater Repairs

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Easy DIY Water Heater Repairs

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

Water Heater Common Parts

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Water Heater Common Parts

Learn the function of the different parts on your water heater.

Water Heater Common Questions

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Water Heater Common Questions

These common questions and answers can help you make the most of your water heater.