How to Drain a Whirlpool Hot Water Heater?

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A whirlpool hot water heater is one of those things that most people don’t think about until they need it. And once they do, they’re not sure how to get it to work again.

So if you’re having trouble getting your whirlpool to heat up again, then here are two ways that you can use on how to drain a whirlpool hot water heater.

Quick Flush

Before turning off the water, attach a garden hose to the drain valve and try to cleanse the water heater tank. To do this, open the drain valve briefly, then close it. A burst of pressure will clear any debris from the valve and speed up the tank’s discharge Repeat if a lot of sediment comes out.

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Make sure your garden hose is outside or into a pail to capture the water and sediment that will be discharged.

Water Heater Off

Turn off the gas or electricity to your water heater. Close the water supply valve or the cold-water line above the water heater. Test the pressure by turning on the hot water taps and checking for water. Water may first rush out, but should rapidly decrease to a trickle if properly cut off. Keep a hot water tap open in the sink beside your hot water heater to relieve pressure.

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Drain the Drain

Open the drain valve with your garden hose. Usually you can accomplish this by hand, although you may require a flat-head screwdriver.

To avoid flooding, make sure your hose is either outside or into your bucket after the valve is opened. Turn off the drain valve as the bucket fills. Rep the procedure as needed to empty the tank.

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Flush the Tank

Once the tank is empty, turn on the water for a few seconds and let it drain. Your sediment removal is complete when the outflow is clean and you may go to the next stage.

Reservoir Refill

Disconnect the garden hose and drain valve. Close all except one of your home’s hot water faucets (the one in the bathtub closest to the water heater is best).

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Restart the water heater now. After that, keep an eye on the open tap and turn it off when it’s only spitting water.

Water Heater Relight

Relight the water heater pilot or re-energize the electric heater. You should get hot water in an hour.

Drain Valve Check

Look for leaks at the spout to see whether your water heater drain completely. If it didn’t completely close, apply a threaded hose cover over the outlet’s hose thread to halt the leak. That or replace the valve entirely.

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