Types

Family

Model

SYMPTOMS
  • Pounding
  • Rumbling
  • Crackling
  • Popping
  • Ticking
  • Sizzling
 
CAUSES
  • Mineral buildup in water heater
  • Aluminum hydroxide gel in tank
  • Condensation dripping on the burner
  • Water flow stopped abruptly
  • Heat trap balls rattling in nipple
  • Restriction of water flow
 

Identifying the Problem

Symptoms Causes Means of Treatment
Pounding Water Hammer see Bulletin 11
Ticking Heat traps

Expansion and Contraction

see Bulletin 12
Crackling Mineral buildup/Aluminum Hydroxide see Bulletins 13 & 14
Rumbling Mineral buildup/Aluminum Hydroxide see Bulletins 13 & 14
Popping Mineral buildup/Aluminum Hydroxide see Bulletins 13 & 14
Sizzling Condensation/Leaking see Bulletin 15 & 51