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Posted on May 07, 2013

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TP temperature-pressure valve is probably releasing water.
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Rheem recommends the burner assembly be cleaned no less than once a year by trained service technician who has the tools and experience.

Newer gas water heaters, both tank and tankless are maintenance heavy because of energy and safety standards, and because of new electronic controls. Tankless require more frequent attention.

If problem is going to cost more than $330, then install new gas water heater yourself from local box store. I recommend avoiding electronics, and blowers, and tankless so you can hold down costs and maintain the unit yourself.
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