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Author Topic: Whirlpool Water Heater Gurgling/Noisy  (Read 4471 times)

Offline LowSL2

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Whirlpool Water Heater Gurgling/Noisy
« on: December 08, 2014, 09:08:54 AM »

When I bought my house it came with a Whirlpool Water Heater. It's about 4 years old. When it's heating, it makes a really loud gurgling, banging noise. It's been getting progressively louder as time goes by. Just checking to see if this is normal.
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Re: Whirlpool Water Heater Gurgling/Noisy
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2014, 12:08:41 PM »
I don't repair water heaters, but like you I have seen my fair share of water heaters well I have been working on other appliances. Can't say I have ever heard one making any kind of gurgling sound, ever.

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Re: Whirlpool Water Heater Gurgling/Noisy
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2014, 12:28:35 PM »
I work on water heaters for $ears, and have heard my fair share of weird noises. But never any as loud as my piece of crap water heater. I'm just wondering if I need to start saving up for a tank less system.
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Re: Whirlpool Water Heater Gurgling/Noisy
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2014, 05:23:21 PM »
save for a new one. The gurgling you are hearing is the heating element heating the water up and causes popping/gurgling of the sediment. The element is surrounded by sediment.
You can try and flush the tank but you may end up causing it to fail faster or springing a leak

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Re: Whirlpool Water Heater Gurgling/Noisy
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2014, 05:38:46 PM »
just look at the name on it....  ;D ;D

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Re: Whirlpool Water Heater Gurgling/Noisy
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2014, 07:34:23 PM »
It's gas. I'm going to flush this POS and hope for the best.
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Re: Whirlpool Water Heater Gurgling/Noisy
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2014, 07:27:29 AM »
Low good idea to flush.also check your  anode rod. They can cause some really interesting noises.

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Re: Whirlpool Water Heater Gurgling/Noisy
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2014, 09:19:33 AM »
I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to seal with it. Maybe I should put an M-1000 in it and call it a day.
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Re: Whirlpool Water Heater Gurgling/Noisy
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2014, 09:34:34 AM »