Originally Posted by 'Hamas' Jenkins
One guy recommended putting a dime over the only running spout to create back pressure to blow out the sediment.
HA! What is this supposed to accomplish??? Blocking a running tap would be exactly the same as just turning it off.
OK .. have you checked to make certain that the hot water pressure is low throughout the entire house?
Have you checked the cold line into the heater to make sure it has adequate pressure?
Those are the two easiest things to check first.. next it gets a bit more complicated. You'll want to flush it and check for sediment or bits of plastic. After that, check the dip tube and make sure it is in good shape. The dip tube is the tube INSIDE the tank that carries the water from the cold inlet to the bottom of the tank.