What to do when your gas water heater makes water extremely hot ?

  11 answers
  • Bez24451746 Bez24451746 on Jun 26, 2017
    Turn down the temperature dial

  • Bobbi Bobbi on Jun 26, 2017
    turn down ur thermostat- should be on front of unit

  • Pat Ray Pat Ray on Jun 26, 2017
    you can cut the temp down at the site of water heater control pat ray, Denham springs La,

  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 26, 2017
    Most have a thermostat dial for setting temps. Try setting it lower. If that will not work, you will probably have to call a plumber or replace the hot water heater..

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 26, 2017
    Yes, you should have a thermostat - do you see it? Good luck!

  • Colleen Matlick Colleen Matlick on Jun 26, 2017
    There should be a regulating dial on the main heating unit. It will take a day or two to notice the correct temp after changing the setting on an older unit. ( Newer units heat the water as its used i believe. Older units keep a quantity sitting at the selected temp.)

  • Cin21825342 Cin21825342 on Jun 26, 2017
    Turn down the thermostat!

  • Gyp11118710 Gyp11118710 on Jun 26, 2017
    I already did that and didn't seem to help. I have it on the lowest setting but water is steaming coming out of faucet.

  • Judi1 Judi1 on Jun 26, 2017
    There is usually a knob on the water heater to set the temp lower.

  • Gyp11118710 Gyp11118710 on Jun 26, 2017
    Since I turned the temperature down, but that didn't change anything, what else can I do, or what else can it be that my water is so hot?

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Sep 22, 2021

    Hi there, your water heater should have a temperature dial or knob somewhere that you can turn down.