Why is my geyser not working?

Several factors could cause your geyser (water heater) to stop working. Here are some common reasons:

  1. Power Supply Issues: Check if there’s power reaching the geyser. It could be a tripped circuit breaker, a blown fuse, or a disconnected power supply.
  1. Faulty Heating Element: Electric water heaters have heating elements that can wear out over time. If one or both heating elements fail, the geyser won’t produce hot water.
  1. Gas Supply Problems: If you have a gas water heater, ensure that the gas supply is turned on and that the pilot light is lit. If the pilot light won’t stay lit or if there’s no gas flow, there could be an issue with the gas supply or the thermocouple.
  1. Thermostat Issues: The thermostat controls the temperature of the water. If it’s malfunctioning, the geyser may not heat the water to the desired temperature or at all.
  1. Sediment Buildup: As mentioned earlier, sediment buildup can affect the efficiency of the water heater. If there’s too much sediment, it can interfere with the heating process or damage the heating elements.
  1. Leaks: Any leaks in the tank or plumbing connections can lead to a loss of water pressure or a decrease in the water temperature.
  1. Age and Wear: Like any appliance, water heaters have a limited lifespan. If your geyser is old or has been used extensively, it may simply be time to replace it.

If you’re not comfortable troubleshooting these issues yourself, it’s best to contact a professional plumber or technician to inspect and repair your geyser. Safety is paramount when dealing with appliances like water heaters, especially those powered by gas or electricity.

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