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NOISE MY WATER HEATER MAKES A LOT OF NOISE WHENEVER I TURN THE WATER ON. IT SOUNDS LIKE THE TANK IS FULL OF ROCKS. IS THIS BAD, CAN IT BE REPAIRED OR DO I NEED A NEW ONE?

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You need to flush your heater..or try to. This is going to be a minreal build you from what you are saying. I advise people to drain there heaters yearly in areas with water that has high minreal content. I hope it is not to late for you. The tools you will need are ; channel locks, and a flat head screw driver, water hose. There will be a faucet on the bottom of the heater. Connect the water hose to the end of the faucet, make sure your hose has a good rubber washer in it or you will have a mess from water leaking. You will want to disconnect the flex hoses from the top of the heater. The will break the vacum and allow the water to flow. You will want to run the hose out side. Try to keep it from going up hill. turn the faucet on. If you faucet does not have a handle and only has a notch you will need to use the screw driver. I hope this will work

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