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We have a very temperamental water heater with a mind of its own.  Can somebody please recommend a person to fix it?  Thanks.

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I know this may be a boring subject but come on guys - somebody out there must know of a water heater repair man - pretty please and thank you.

 

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If you posted which brand of the on demand water heater you have then you might get some relevant replies.  Plumbers in general at lakeside are familiar with tank type (deposito) water heaters that basically have only one part, the combination gas valve with pilot.  Simple.  On demand heaters are a good choice in some applications but not all.

On demand heaters are far more complicated with pressure switches, thermal switches, reduced flow ports, electronic pilots, computer chips, and/or batteries etc.  To add to the confusion, there are dozens of models and brands manufactured in China and then rebranded for export.  To further add to that confusion is that many brands are frequently upgraded with little or no parts availability for past models.  To further add to that confusion, we have tinaco low pressure systems in Mexico along with pressurized systems with pumps.  To further add to that confusion is if you are using untreated hard water, then be prepared for frequent maintenance.  All of these issues make diagnostics far too complicated for the average plumber at lakeside.   

Technical assistance may be available per the manufacturer via email.  Off the top of my head, I would think the tier one products like Bosch, Calorex, or Rheem would have a solid technical support network.  Hopefully your problem will be a simple fix, 

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