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how to replace a thermostat on a water heater

 i had water come in to my house and plummers said it need a new gas thermostat can i buy the parts

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Posted 2013-12-24T00:26:41+0000  by colts1415 colts1415
 

They can certainly be replaced, it's a question of your skill level.  Can you post a picture of your water heater, especially the themostat/gas valve so we can see what's going on.

 

 

Posted 2013-12-24T01:05:04+0000  by Adam444

 my water heater name is ever kleen

Posted 2013-12-24T03:21:57+0000  by colts1415
my water heater is made by ever kleen it was buy at lowe's
Posted 2013-12-24T03:24:07+0000  by colts1415

Hi Colts 1415,

 

Water heater thermostats are sometimes called the thermostatic control, or gas control valve.

 

In any case they can be replaced, they can cost anywhere from $60.00 to $100.00, just for the part.

 

You can buy a new thermostat at most plumbing supply stores or from the manufacturer of your water heater.

 

However the thermostat usually lasts the life of the water heater. If yours has failed other parts are not far behind.

 

If your water heater is over 8 years old I would forget the thermostat and replace the water heater.

 

Mike,

 

 

 

 

Posted 2014-01-03T01:00:50+0000  by Mike_HD_OC
 
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