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It is not a refridgerator, it's a hot water heater!

It is leaking behind the panel that covers the temp cantrol and other assemblies, it's leaking in the back of the piece that has the white and black wire going into it.

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The element is right behind that panel,sounds like that is whats leaking. The elements just screw in or have a plate that compresses againt the element and gasket. Either way sound like a simple fix be carefull those wires are 240 volts most of the time inless its a small water heater.
Lowes has the elements just shut off the power and drain the heater before you start. If its an older heater it will be rusted any may not come out,just be ready to a buy new heater if you cant remove the element and damage the heater due to all the rust. Good luck

Posted on Jan 12, 2013

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Amdrol makes indirect-fired water heater that gets heat from a boiler
http://www.amtrol.com/boilermate.htm

1) Pdf manual on amdrol website show a mixing valve that mixes cold water with the hot water so water temperature going to faucet stays the same:
http://www.amtrol.com/pdf/MC10169%20BMconstantempflyer.pdf
You set the temperature of the mixing valve.
You can also set up 2 sets of pipes ... one is connected to mixing valve that goes to sinks and tubs. The other pipe bypasses mixing valve sends hotter water to washing machine.

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2) The manual for Amdrol:
http://www.amtrol.com/pdf/9040-586%2001_09%20BoilerMate%20Indirect%20IO.pdf
The new models has a temperature sensor that plugs into digital readout.
This is a thermistor sensor wire that can be ordered as repair part

3) Amdrol has e-mail address:
info@amtrol.com

4) You can post your question on a water heater forum
http://www.thetankatwaterheaterrescue.com/forums/forum3/

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