How Do I Turn Up Temp On My Water Heater?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Hi, I copied this info for you, hope it helps.

The temperature of an tank-type electric water heater is controlled by a thermostat.  The thermostat has a visible scale and is adjustable by turning the control to the desired temperature.  The typical thermostat control is adjusted by using a screwdriver.  Remember... The recommended minimum temperature is 130 degrees!

The thermostat is concealed behind a metal plate and may also be covered with insulation.  TURN OFF THE POWER BEFORE REMOVING THE PLATE.  This is important... There may be exposed high voltage wires under the cover.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Most electric water heaters have two thermostats... One near the top of the tank and one near the bottom.  It is important that these both be adjusted to the same temperature.  Otherwise, one element may never go on causing premature wear to the other.  Also, the usable output of hot water or the time it takes to heat the tank may decrease... Depending on which thermostat is set higher!
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George Bartlett answered
Most water heaters have a panel about 3" by 6". A screw at top and bottom. Remove then. You'll see different settings. If you have a dish washer use a small screw driver and turn the setting too 115 degrees. Then put the panel plate back on and walk away. Good Luck.
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Megan Dufour answered
Thanks! I had been searching for some sort of gauge or knob to turn and am so glad you mentioned the metal plates. Also, knowing to adjust both the top and bottom thermostats helped. Mine is small, only 30 gallons, but it has two. I was able to do this in less than 10 minutes.
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Sarah jessica answered
It is highly easy. You ought to find the temperature control knob or the temperature regulator and then you can adjust the temperature of the water heater according to your needs and desires.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I have an old stanley hot water cylinder and the water is now running much cooler, I am not sure how to turn the temp up as there are no obvious dials for this. It has worked fine for the two years I have been in this property, so I am wondering if the gauge ( wherever it is) has been knocked?

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