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Leaks


The fitting at the top need to be looked at. Use tolit paper wipe around all the fittings and drain lines over head check the popoff valve next if you got a plastic drain valve. Replace it with a 3/4 nipple and cap or a ball valve full port and hose adapter turn gas valve off and use up the hot water I had a valve break during replasment cool water is better. Use pipedope on fitings

Apr 12, 2014 | AO Smith ECT-52 50 Gallon ProMax...

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Drain wont stop leaking


1) Copy following link for fixing drain valve on 38 gallon gas water heater with plastic drain valve.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-water-heater-drain-valve.html

2) According to serial number, your GE (Rheem) water heater was made in 3rd month of 2007. No service manuals are available from Rheem. Warranty period is probably 6 year. Unit appears to have reliable White Rodgers gas control valve.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-maintain-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

3) Add comment and say what you discover.

Feb 18, 2013 | Water Heaters

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I have a Rheem PG50T9A hot water heater that is leaking. It seems to be spraying water from the vent tube in the heater. I shut the gas and water off and am now dealing with the damage done to my kitchen...


Tank rusted out because anode rod depleted because water heater was not maintained according to product manual, and industry standard and water heater was not inspected each 6 months by homeowner.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-maintain-water-heater.html

Rheem makes GE heaters.
Look at label for serial number. 3rd and 4th digit are year of manufacture.

Since this model is no longer manufactured, I suspect that 6-year warranty is expired. So ruptured tank is not covered.
Call homeowner's insurance for deductible coverage for ruptured water damage.

Buy new heater.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Which-is-best-gas-water-heater.pdf

Install gas water heater yourself:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

Oct 25, 2012 | Rheem 50 Gallon FVR NATGAS Water Heater...

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How do you winterize Model GE20P06SAG? There is no drain at the very bottom...?


Thank you for including model number for EZ identification of water heater
To drain tank without drain valve: Remove TP valve at top of tank and siphon out the water. Then reinstall with correct pipe configuration shown in product manual.

Product manual shows drain valve is not supplied with this unit.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/GE20P06SAG-under-counter.pdf

Product manual shows the Installer should add both shut off valve and drain valve on cold water inlet line.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/GE20P06SAG-under-counter-60.jpg
More resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-under-counter-water-heater.html

Sep 30, 2012 | RELIANCE 19.9 Gallon Electric Compact...

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Have a GE GG40T6A gas hot water tank. Leaking really bad out of the pressure relief valve. It is a rental property, gas was off to the house (tenants moved out in the night). When the gas company turned...


12 year old water heater is getting near the end.
Some tanks last 20 years, but that's the exception.
To find exact age of your brand water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/WaterHeaterSerialNumberDecoder.pdf

Leaking TP valve:
1) Lift TP lever and gently lower back into position to see if that stops leak.
Occasionally something gets stuck in the valve.
2) Sometimes water heater temperature gets turned up because heater is not producing as much hot water as before, and higher temps cause TP to release pressure because of overheating.
Dial temperature down to 120 degrees.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html

3) If steps above don't fix problem, replace TP valve >> TP valves have 125 or 150 degrees rating >>> older tank shouldn't be running above 125 because higher temps cause more pressure on tank, so thermostat should be lower than 125 degrees TP rating.
Buy replacement TP at any hardware store + a roll of teflon tape to seal pipe threads.
Turn gas control to pilot ... this will keep pilot lit but burner will not fire.
Let water cool, and then drain some water out of tank.
If TP valve is on side of tank, then open drain on side of tank and drain water until it is lower than valve level. Open bathtub spigot to let air into line.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-will-not-drain.html
Be careful around water that is higher than 120 degrees F >> you can get burned quickly >> apply cold water to any burn.
Use pipe wrench and unscrew TP valve counterclock-wise.
Install new TP and put teflon tape on threads.
Re-fill tank completely and open tub valve on hot side until water is running >> then turn gas control back to original position.
Do not fire up any water heater before tank is completely full of water or this could damage tank.

To read more preventative information about water heater leaks and age problems:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-at-bottom-of-water-heater.html

Nov 24, 2010 | General Electric GE SmartWater Household...

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We have a leak from the drain valve. Can we fix the valve with packing or gascket or is it better to replace the valve ?


If it is plastic I would change it out and replace it with a brass drain valve. Some may call it a boiler drain valve. Depending on condition of the valve you currently have will determine if it is repairable.
You have to drain it down to repair and it would just be as easy to replace it since you drained it.
Most hardware stores should carry this valve
Below is a link with some information about upgrading the drain on the heater to avoid problems.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Avoid-Leaks-At-The-Bottom-Of-Your-Water-Heater:-Upgrade-Your-Drain-Valve&id=267639

Jun 18, 2010 | Rheem 81VP6S/430126 Water Heater

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We have a leaking water heater.


As far as a shut off valve on to the water heater, if there is one you should be able to see it on the water line going to the heater. This is not common in mobile homes. If there is not one I would strongly recomend you install one when you replace the heater. If it is going to be a while before you replace the heater you might consider draining it and cutting into the inlet line and installing a shut off valve, so you can turn the house water back on. I hope this helps.

May 12, 2010 | General Electric GE SmartWater Household...

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Leaking drain valve from GE profile water heater


well u could fx it by takeing the drain off it will come off with a little force and it will not damage the water heater and going to get a new drain from a hardware store or if u do not want to replace the drain buy a new water heater

Sep 06, 2009 | Water Heaters

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Hot water tank leak


drain valve must have already been leaking, that's why someone put the cap on. It's ok to cap the drain but never the pressure/temp relief. If the water is coming out of the drain (not around it) you could either replace the cap or the drain valve to stop the leak - otherwise it's time for a new water heater.

May 24, 2009 | Water Heaters

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I have water leaking from the bottom of my waterheater PE50T9A


It is possible that the water heater has a leak at the bottom. They eventually rust out. The valve should be removed if it is leaking and you should replace it. They are cheap. Be sure to use teflon tape to seal it back up

Apr 27, 2009 | Water Heaters

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