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Investigating Water Heater Failures

DonanEngineering Appliance, Product & Component Failures, Component Testing, Knowledge Base

By far the most common water heater type found in American residential housing is a gas or electrically heated storage tank type.  These are relatively simple appliances and generally operate successfully day-in and day-out with little maintenance or thought.  However, like any appliance, they eventually fail and often an engineer is needed to explain why. Water Leaks Although water heaters …