Unable to enjoy your morning cup of tea? You may be able to troubleshoot your instant hot water issues on your own. Here are a number of solutions for instant hot water dispenser repair.
The power may be out to the hot water dispenser. Check the socket and make sure it’s working. If not, you may need to check the fuse or circuit breakers. Check if there is an overload switch on the dispenser housing. Reset the switch and wait about 15 minutes. If this doesn’t work, the fuse inside of the housing unit may be blown. The heating element may be burnt out and in need of replacement.
Most hot water dispensers have factory-set temperatures. Even so, you can set the temperature manually by referring to the owner’s manual that came with your machine. Hot water should never be set above 120 degrees Fahrenheit if you want to avoid scalding risks. If the water pressure is too low, it may be because the valve is open all the way.
The water pressure is determined by the amount of water entering the tank. If the flow is slow then the incoming water could be blocked. See if the valve is open all the way and make sure there is nothing stopping up the tank output such as calcium deposits.
If your hot water dispenser is constantly leaking, then it may be a more serious problem. Leaking may indicate a problem with the shutoff valve. Check the water supply valve and tighten the nuts. You can also try cleaning the aerator and checking for any blockage. Simply unscrew the end piece from the spout, then wipe the piece with a mixture of water and vinegar.
To properly maintain and extend the life of your system, it’s important to know how it works. Understanding your dispenser will help you avoid future hot water dispenser repairs.
Instant hot water heaters are unconventional because the tank never becomes pressurized, per se; it simply travels through the body of the spout and into the tank, where it’s heated by an electric coil. Then the water expands and fills a chamber in the upper portion of the tank.
When the hot water faucet is used, cold water releases into the bottom of the tank and forces the heated water up to the faucet.
To best take care of your hot water dispenser, you should replace the water filter every 6–12 months. If you have more concerns about the state of your system or any of your kitchen plumbing, call 800-768-6911 to get help from a professional plumber.