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Our water faucets are spitting and sputtering and we seem to

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Our water faucets are spitting and sputtering and we seem to have less hot water all of a sudden . Our electric water heater is only two years old. Can you help us?

Rick the plumber :

Welcome to Just Answer, I will do my best to help you solve your problem

Rick the plumber :

Is your water not as hot as before? the hot water doesn't last as long? or is the flow not as good?

JACUSTOMER-x4voc3wi- :

hot water doesn't last as long

Rick the plumber :

You could have a faulty element or thermostat in the water heater or possibly a broken dip tube.

Rick the plumber :

You would need a multi-meter to test for a problem thermostat or element

Rick the plumber :

You would need to cut the cold water line and look inside the tank for a broken dip tube

JACUSTOMER-x4voc3wi- :

we don't that are we stuck?

Rick the plumber :

You will probably need to call in a plumber to check this out for you or you could replace the thermostats and elements yourself but that still leaves the broken dip tube as a possibility

JACUSTOMER-x4voc3wi- :

OK sounds like we have a problem Is it usual to omly have a two year heater?

Rick the plumber :

It can happen but it is very unusual

JACUSTOMER-x4voc3wi- :

That figures! Hoped it would be easy but that's life. Thanks for the chat.

Rick the plumber :

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JACUSTOMER-x4voc3wi- :

Have a good week

Rick the plumber :

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