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Blog Title: troubleshoot discolored or bad smelling water

Main Que: How can you troubleshoot when water from the water heater is discolored or smells bad?

  • Category: Troubleshooting Electric Hot Water Heater
  • Query By: GLADYS SIMMONS (Portland, OR)
  • Date: 05/01/2013

Answer: "If your water has a strange odor, first determine whether the problem is with the source water or the water heater. If the problem is with both the hot and the cold water, or if only the cold water smells, the problem is more likely with your source water. Iron, copper, and other minerals can cause discoloration in water. To solve these kinds of issues, consider installing a whole house water filter and/or a water softener. "

  • Replied By: RALPH MORGAN (Stamford, CT)
  • Replied Date: 05/26/2013