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Water heater problem (no leak on floor)

WH problem with no leak on floor. Can hear water flowing thru the CW line, but no water running in house. Electric bill high (no one living in house). Water bill remains the same. Any suggestions? Electric Co. says water leak in line under house (wouldn't that increase the water bill?). I don't get any water at all coming out on the hot water side...but plleny of cold when I trun handles to the cold side....

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  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Electric water heater?  Is it turned on? Where,in the house, is the heater? 
    Yes a leak on the house side of the meter  would increase the water bill. A leak close to the meter on the othr side you woud still hear through the pipe, but not effect you water bill. I would first see why I have no water on the hot side. The cold water fills the tank.  

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It sounds like you might have scale buildup on the elements. If its a dual element unit it will ground it self out and it sounds like its boiling. constance usage of electricity, but no water usage. Drain it, and pull the element and replace the element.

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