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Old 08-29-2014, 12:21 PM
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Default Water heater that BEEPS!

I'm SO thankful for my two brothers that installed my new water heater for me when the contractor kept not showing up to do it. But . . . I had a mystery beep in the bedroom where it is installed behind a closet. I looked for days to find it. (I'm partially deaf, and moreso in one ear, so I could only hear it on one side, which made finding the direction difficult!)

I thought maybe they'd left some little electronic clock or something - every second, there's another chirp. For some reason, I could hear better yesterday and I tracked it down to the actual water heater! It's worse than a cricket in the room! (At least, I could spray for a cricket!)

I won't be putting the doors back on until I get the new innards for the closet that I ordered this week from Home Depot . . . hopefully, the doors will muffle it enough so it's no longer a problem. But WHY on earth would they make a water heater chirp?!
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:04 PM
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You might want to investigate it a little more.
The beep may be a warning that there is a leak.
Don't know what brand water heater you have.
You can Google it and see what it means.
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:52 PM
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Is there a smoke detector in that room? What you are explaining sounds like when a smoke detector battery is low it will chirp once every second.
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Old 08-29-2014, 04:21 PM
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Is there a smoke detector in that room? What you are explaining sounds like when a smoke detector battery is low it will chirp once every second.
I think that's your answer
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:27 PM
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I have a propane water heater--it beeps when propane is low.
Take a spray bottle of real soapy water and spray your lines--any bubbles shut off the gas source.
I check mine every time I re-connect propane line.Both ends.

But I do think the guys are correct---sounds like the problem.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:55 PM
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Well, but there's no water leak and it's electric!
I'm going to get the model number and look it up online (or call Menards, where I bought the thing) - to see why it's fussing.
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Well, but there's no water leak and it's electric!
I'm going to get the model number and look it up online (or call Menards, where I bought the thing) - to see why it's fussing.
CA--is your electrical box in the house or outside?

A co-op here has meter boxes/(fuses/breakers) that if there has been a power failure or interruption it will beep until your -re-throw the main switich.
Hopefully the breaker its hooked too is in good shape---they do wear out---

I hate those phantom noises.
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some information on beeping water heater. Something about low batteries that tell when the Anode rod are going bad.
http://www.performancemetals.com/wat...s/WHFAQs.shtml

and other things

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYfO23erTA4

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...er-heater.html
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