My water heater has a bad thermocouple and striker. I’m having to replace the entire assembly and waiting on the parts to be delivered. I noticed today that I no longer get any water from the tank when I turn on the hot water valve anywhere in the house.
I’m wondering the tank should be intaking water when the gas valve is shutoff to it and the thermostat is set to off? I don’t see how it would know to not intake water. It seems like the cold water would still continue to flow into the tank. I’d like water to continue to go into the tank because it gets a little warmer than the cold water coming from the water treatment plant.