How do you know if your geyser element is faulty?

If you suspect that your geyser element (heating element) may be faulty, there are several signs you can look for to confirm the issue:

  1. No Hot Water: If your geyser is not producing hot water at all, it could be due to a faulty heating element. The element may have burned out or become damaged, preventing it from heating the water.
  1. Insufficient Hot Water: If your geyser is producing less hot water than usual or if the water temperature seems lower than normal, it could indicate a problem with the heating element. A damaged or partially malfunctioning element may struggle to heat the water adequately.
  1. Inconsistent Water Temperature: If the water temperature fluctuates unexpectedly while using hot water, it may be a sign of a faulty heating element. The element may be turning on and off intermittently, causing variations in water temperature.
  1. Strange Noises: A faulty heating element may sometimes produce unusual sounds, such as popping, hissing, or banging noises, especially when the geyser is heating water.
  1. Visible Damage: Inspect the heating element visually for any signs of damage, such as corrosion, rust, or visible breaks or cracks in the element itself. These physical signs of damage can indicate a problem with the element.
  1. Testing Continuity: If you have a multimeter or continuity tester, you can perform a simple test to check the continuity of the heating element. Disconnect the power to the geyser and remove the element from the tank. Test the continuity of the element by placing the multimeter probes on the terminals of the element. If there is no continuity, it indicates that the element is faulty and needs to be replaced.

If you observe any of these signs or suspect that your geyser element may be faulty, it’s advisable to contact a qualified plumber or technician to diagnose the issue accurately and perform any necessary repairs or replacements. Attempting to repair or replace a geyser element without the necessary knowledge and experience can be dangerous and may cause further damage to the unit.

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