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SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: GE Profile Smart Water Heater leaking at top/no hot water

Hi, has your problem been solve yet? please respond
Thanks

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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SOURCE: electric hot water heater is not working

MORE THAN LIKELY THE TOP ELEMENT BURNED OUT REPLACE IT , IF IT WERE THE BOTTOM ELE YOU WOULD STILL HAVE SOME H/W, THIS IS IF YOU ARE SURE YOU HAVE POWER TO UNIT CHECK THAT FIRST IF POWER WAS ON WHEN THE REPAIR WAS BEING DONE THE ELEMENT WAS DRY AND BURNED OUT

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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SOURCE: 2007 hot water heater leaking

You will be happier if you replace it
Repairs seldom last very long with this type of problem

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

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Repair a cold water leak at the bottom of my water heater


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If your water heater is working (ie: making hot water) then most likely your heater isn't leaking. Rather, the leak is coming from the cold water supply and running down the tank where you see it at the bottom of the tank. A working tank that is leaking would produce a leak of hot water - not cold. You should carefully check the cold water piping for a leak, drip or stream of water and make the required repairs.

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Water meter is ticking away. No sign of water or


If you have a gas hot water heater, water may be dripping onto the baffle plate at the bottom and vaporizing whenever the burner fires. There would be no evidence of water under the heater in this case. Yes, I speak from experience. Also check exterior sill cocks for leakage as one might be open just a tiny bit. If you wait for freezing weather, a leaky sill cock will grow a "beard" of ice.

Oct 30, 2013 | Rheem Water Heaters

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My bradford white 50 gallon hot water heater Model # M250S6DDs NCWW Serial # E610822231 D/N


Depends on source of leak: If gas water heater is leaking from bottom, then heater must be replaced.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Leaking-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-water-heater.html
Add a comment and describe type of water heater, and what you discover about source of leak.

May 25, 2013 | Water Heaters

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Leaking water tank on Insinkerator hot water dispenser


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1) If the tank is leaking, then Replace with new dispenser.
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2) Add comment and attach photo of leak.

Jan 23, 2013 | Emerson InSinkErator W-152 Hot Water...

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Water heater leaks


You have to replace water heater.
But you can buy-time if leak is small by turning heater off except when you need hot water. This will give you 30-60 days to shop and find best heater.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Leaking-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

To prevent tank from rusting in this manner, inspect and replace anode rod each 2-4 years, and keep water pressure below 80psi.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-maintain-water-heater.html

Aug 24, 2012 | Water Heaters

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It is leaking out of the top. not out of the hot or cold valves but out of a nut by the cold side.


Your tank is rusted out and needs to be replaced.
Link below is a troubleshoot for leaking water heater.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Leaking-water-heater.html

Protect yourself first:
If your tank is rusted, there is danger of rupture.
My friend welded his leaking tank, but he assumes the risk.
Ruptured tank can cause massive damage and water runs until it is shut off.

Hot water tank is under pressure because hot water expands and pushes against tank wall.
Turn off water to tank.
Turn off power supply:
Electric: turn off circuit breaker.
Gas: rotate knob to pilot so pilot stays lit but burner will not fire. To turn back on, rotate knob to ON.
Open hot side bathtub valve and relieve pressure on tank.

You can limp by with rusted tank by turning water heater on when hot water is needed.
Shower uses 5-9 gallons hot water
Bath uses 12-15 gallon hot water
Ordinary gas heater makes 41 gallons hot water per hour
Ordinary electric heater makes 20 gallons hot water per hour.

I buy water heaters at Lowes, Home Depot, Ace.
Look for scratch and dent models.
Buy drip pan for water heater.
Wrap electric heater totally with insulation except TP valve.
Buy new flexible connectors for water lines.
Offer 15% less than marked price on tank, because the store makes money on additional items.

> Most people can install their own electric heater since you just connect water pipes and electric wire, and it's done. Read link below since there are tips that help you buy and install electric.
> Generally people are nervous about installing gas water heater, so step-by-step instructions are shown on link below. Remember gas line is under less pressure than water line, so if you can install a water pipe, you can install gas line to water heater with crescent wrench, and soapy water to check for leaks.
How to install gas water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

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Jan 13, 2011 | Water Heaters

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I have a Rheem 40 gal. tank that is leaking water front the top where the vent stack is. It is pouring out. Can it be repaired?


A leaking water heater cannot be repaired, assuming it's the tank leaking and not nearby water pipe.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-leaking.html

First thing is to protect your property from catastrophic tank failure where tank ruptures and water runs until it is shut off:
Tanks are under pressure when they are hot.
Close cold water shut-off located above tank.
Turn control knob to 'pilot' so pilot is lit but burner will not turn on.
Open hot side on tub for few moments to relieve tank pressure.

Now your property is safe.
You need a new water heater.
In mean time, gas water heater makes 41 gallons hot water per hour.
Shower used 5-9 gallons hot water.
Bath uses 10-15 gallons hot water.
You can turn on water heater for short stretches and limp by until you get a new heater.

Steps for installing gas water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

Dec 20, 2010 | Rheem 40 Gallon FVR NATGAS Low WATER...

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Leeking water from bottom


I wrote a page on leaking water heaters with resources and information:
Page lists things to check.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-at-bottom-of-water-heater.html

Also run hand over tank to find warm spot that says where leak is coming from
A rusted tank cannot be repaired.

If your tank is rusted out, it might burst open and flood the area.
Hot water inside tank is under pressure.
Turn off heat source to water heater.
Turn off water valve located above tank.
Open tub faucet on hot side and relieve pressure from tank.

You can limp along with a leaking water heater by turning it on when hot water is needed.
For example a shower uses 5-9 gallons hot water.
Turn gas water heater on for 15-20 minutes.
Turn electric on for 20-30 minutes.

To conserve resources with next heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

Nov 15, 2010 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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We have a reliance 606 50 gallon electric water heater. recently we noticed it has an internal leak. I removed the top and removed some of the insulation. the pipe fittings are dry but when you put water...


I wrote a page on leaking water heaters.
With a checklist.
It sounds like you've done quite a bit already.
The element can leak around the gasket.
The TP valve can leak where it screws into side of tank.
Otherwise a leak on side of tank sounds like the tank is rusted through and needs to be replaced.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-leaking.html

You should turn off electricity and water to the tank, and open tub valve on hot side to relieve pressure so the tank will not rupture.
Then you can limp along with a failed water heater by turning the water and electricity on only when hot water is needed.
This will buy you time until a new heater is installed.
A typical electric water heater produces 21 gallons of hot water per hour.
A shower uses 6-9 gallon of hot water, so heater only needs to be turned on 20-30 minutes for a shower, more if the incoming water is very cold.

To economize with your next heater, you might read the following two pages:
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html

Nov 08, 2010 | RELIANCE ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

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Hot water not very hot..also seems low in pressure


pressure temp valve leaking
tank leaking
hot water line leaking
shut off water to tank and leave sit for 4 hours turn on water tap and test temp if hot you have a leak

Oct 17, 2009 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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