hotpoint water-heaters

Information about the problems and breakdowns of Hotpoint water heaters that were reported from 2005 to 2013.

Common problems: burning, fire.

Faulty modules: valve.


1 safety recalls announced

Robertshaw Controls Co. Recall of Gas Control Valves on Water Heaters

  • Date: 9/16/2005

Name of product: Robertshaw R110 series gas control valves. Screws on some water heater valves could break. If this happens, gas could leak from the valve, which poses a risk of gas explosion and fire. The R110 Gas Control Valves being recalled are installed on natural and liquid propane (LP) gas water heaters. The recalled valves were manufactured between July 25, 2005 and August 14, 2005 with production date codes 5-31 through and including 5-33, although not all valves with these date codes are affected. The recalled valves were installed on the following water heater brands: American Proline, Bradford White, GE, GSW, Hotpoint, Jetglas, John Wood, Lochinvar, Premier Plus, Powerflex, Rheem, Richmond, Ruud, Vanguard, Whirlpool, and U.S. Craftmaster.

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1 issues reported

Hotpoint HG40T01AVG02

  • Date: 4/11/2013

Water heater burner would not light. Plumber found that the gas valve would release gas when the pilot light was out & it appears the gas was not shutting off when water heater had reached desired temperature. Consumer states this could cause gas explosion in the home.

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