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Water Heater Leak

The 2 most common part(s) or condition(s) which contribute to the symptom Water Heater Leak are listed below. Check or test each item and watch any available videos. If you are still unable to solve the problem you may need to do additional research and troubleshooting. Remember, with our 365 Days. Period.® return policy you can return any part for any reason. So, go ahead and buy it to try it. No other parts retailer offers this unconditional return policy.


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Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve

If the water heater is leaking the temperature and pressure relief valve might be bad. If the water temperature or pressure increases above proper operating levels the temperature and pressure relief valve will open to stabilize the system. If at any time the temperature and pressure relief valve begins to leak a small amount before the listed relief temperature on the tag it should be replaced.

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Drain Valve

If the water heater is leaking the drain valve might be bad. The drain valve is used to drain the water heater for service or to flush out mineral deposits from the tank. If the valve begins to leak the tank should be drained and the valve replaced.

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