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My hot water Amtrol runs out of hot water in less than 10

Customer Question

My hot water Amtrol runs out of hot water in less than 10 minutes when showering, just started doing this, we never ran out of hot water before. thank is only 5 years old.
JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?
Customer: the last month or so and its getting worst everyday.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I did bleed the air out of the system 3 weeks ago, that helped alittle.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Rick replied 5 months ago.

Welcome to Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you with your issue. First I’ll need some more info so I have a more complete picture of your situation.

Do you have a dedicated pump for the BoilerMate or does a zone valve control flow to the unit?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I have a zone valve
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Is there a temperature gauge in the tank
Expert:  Rick replied 5 months ago.

There is a thermostat in the tank. It should call the zone valve to open when the temp in the tank drops. A bad temp sensor is one possibility. We can try some troubleshooting but you need to be onsite to do that.