When you have a geyser not heating up, there are 3 possibilities. The first one is no power supply. If a geyser is not receiving power, it will obviously not perform its function. Therefore if you face a geyser issue where there is no hot water, you should begin by checking that there is power getting to the water heater. Simply checking that the circuit breaker is on and is in working order can save you trouble. A faulty circuit breaker is easy to replace.
Besides the no electric supply problem, there are also other electric problems that may cause a geyser to malfunction. An example is poor contact points, or exposed wires that may result in geyser tripping electricity. Professional geyser installers always make sure there is power isolation to specifically supply geyser for repairs to take place effectively.
Geyser Parts to Check When Geyser Not Heating Properly
There are 2 geyser parts making crucial in the heating function of a geyser.
The heating element and the geyser thermostat are the two parts to check when you do not get hot water, or when the water is not hot enough.
Let us look at a situation when the water is hot but not hot enough. So clearly, geyser is on and receiving power supply, but there is an issue with temperature. In this case, the thermostat temperature setting needs adjustment. The temperature should be set at no less than 50 degrees Celsius.
Secondly, if there is no hot water at all, that could mean a faulty thermostat or a faulty element. Thermostat is a device that keeps the temperature of water inside geyser at a desired level. It does this by cutting off the power supply once the temperature reaches the set level. It also resumes connection once the temperature falls below the set value.
Therefore, if a thermostat completely fails, there is no activating power supply to the element if temperature falls.
Faulty Heating Element
A Heating element is one that gets hot and in turn heats up the water within the tank. Just like an electric kettle with an inbuilt thermostat, the heating element converts electric energy to heat.
If an electric heating element fails, it simply needs replacement. Call for a geyser service provider to assess and determine the cause for your geyser not working properly.