Why Is My Hot Water Dispenser Only Providing Cold Water?

If you find out that your hot water dispenser is not providing hot water, it means that it has a problem.

However, you do not have to panic at all. More often than not, the problem is fixable and most probably through simple DIY procedures.

Here are the main reasons your hot water dispenser is not dispensing hot water:

  • Disconnected from the wall socket
  • Triggered overload switch
  • Malfunctioning heating element

Disconnected From the Wall Socket

The first thing you should do is check the equipment whether it is connected properly to the power source. There is a likelihood that your hot water dispenser is not providing hot water because it is not connected to the power source. If this is the case, you can simply reconnect it. Most hot water dispensers have a standard outlet. If that was the problem, then you should be able to get hot water from the dispenser.

Triggered Overload Switch

Sometimes the problem may be different from a disconnected power source. The other possible cause that you can check is the outlet. Being a kitchen appliance with a heavy power consumption capacity, the hot water dispenser is also fitted with a built-in overload switch. If this switch is triggered, it means the dispenser will not provide hot water even of it is connected to a working power socket. What you need to do is to reset the overload switch by pressing the reset button. If that was the problem, the dispenser should be able to dispense hot water after a few minutes. Sometimes the dispenser may fail to dispense hot water even after resetting. If that is the case, it is advisable for you to call an electrician.

Faulty Heating Element

If all the above issues are fine and the dispenser is still not providing hot water, it about time you checked the heating element. This can be a slightly complex check and you may need to consult with an electrician unless you are familiar with electronic components. A malfunctioning heater will cause the dispenser to fail to provide hot water. So, you can either replace the heating element or the entire dispenser although the latter is a more expensive than the former. More often than not, the manufacturer will supply you with a replacement heating element at a fee, which is cheaper compared to buying a new hot water dispenser. However if you do decide to get a new one, here is the best hot water dispenser.

About the Author Harry Thompson

Gaining a BSc Honours in building/ property maintenance at the University of Portsmouth Harry went into the field of renovating properties. Along the journey, he has developed a wide variety of home & garden DIY skills such as installing new kitchens and landscaping gardens.